[UPDATED THROUGH APRIL 1, 2010]
Assumption of Liability Exclusion.
Where the insured is immune from tort liability as a government contractor and the alleged contractual liability mirrors tort liability, does the insurance policy’s assumption of contractual liability exclusion apply? Did insurer waive its coverage defenses by associating in the defense of the insured? Gilbert Texas Construction v. Certain Underwriters of Lloyds, No. 08 0246, formerly 245 S.W.3d 29 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2007), review granted 04/17/09.
Mold Exclusion, Expert Qualifications.
Does a mold exclusion in a homeowner’s policy apply for mold caused by plumbing leak? Was expert relied upon by insured to establish causation qualified and reliable? State Farm Lloyds v. Page, No. 08-0799, formerly 249 S.W.3d 257 (Tex. App.—Waco 2008), review granted 06/19/09.
Workers’ Compensation, Causation, Attorney’s Fees.
Did claimant’s causation expert properly employ differential diagnosis to determine that work-related knee injury was a producing cause of the worker’s death? Did the trial court submit an incorrect definition of “producing cause” by failing to include the concept of “substantial factor?” Does the Texas Constitution guarantee a jury trial on the issue of attorney’s fees in worker’s compensation cases? Transcontinental Ins. Co. v. Crump, No. 09 0005, formerly 274 S.W.3d 86 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2008), review granted 10/23/09.