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Posted by Andy Adams on March 22, 2013 - 10:35pm
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The Ewing v. Amerisure saga offered another chapter with the oral argument at the Texas Supreme Court on February 27, 2013.  The Court considered the questions certified to it by the Fifth Circuit panel last Fall.  The questions were:

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Posted by Andy Adams on August 9, 2012 - 10:14am
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Last night, mere hours after Part 1 of this topic posted, the Fifth Circuit took the rare step of vacating the 2-1 opinion in Ewing v. Amerisure and in turn certifying two questions to the Supreme Court of Texas on the subject.

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Posted by Andy Adams on August 8, 2012 - 11:49am
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The Fifth Circuit panel that decided Ewing Construction Co. v. Amerisure Insurance Company did not get the same press that Justice Roberts and the SCOTUS opinion on Obamacare did this Summer, but it was just as wrong.  Ewing v.

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Posted by Andy Adams on July 30, 2012 - 10:09am
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Fracking is big business in Texas and elsewhere.  For many contractors, the fracking boom came along just in the nick of time as the recession set in.  The intensity of gas drilling has turned many small burgs in Texas into booming energy towns.  The insurance carriers have taken notice and that is not necessarily a good thing.  Case in point Nationwide Insurance: 

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Posted by Andy Adams on September 15, 2011 - 9:27am
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Thank you so much to everyone who came out for the seminar this morning!  We had great feedback and hope you left with something in your toolbox!

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Posted by Andy Adams on August 22, 2011 - 10:55am
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The passage of HB 2093 (the anti-indemnification bill) has contractors reviewing their indemnity contracts and their insurance coverage.  ASA Houston's "This Week" has a note on HB 2093's general requirements:

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Posted by Andy Adams on July 15, 2011 - 3:48pm
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Mainline carriers (e.g., Liberty Mutual, CNA, and others) are attaching exclusions and endorsements to their General Liability policies that effectively strip your completed operations coverage.  Watch this video to see what to avoid:

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Posted by Andy Adams on April 14, 2011 - 10:31am
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Zurich's new white paper on water damage prevention is worth the read.   A 2010 Zurich claims study found that more than 60% of water damage claims could have been mitigated or prevented.  

Here are some excerpts from the report itself: 

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Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 27, 2011 - 5:23pm
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The Commercial General Liability Policy - If there is not a specific exclusion does that mean there is coverage?  

"The CGL policy covers what it covers," Lamar Homes, Inc. v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 242 S.W.3d (Tex. 2007). Indeed.

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