Texas Business Courts: A New Frontier

by: Nadia I. Gire In a significant development for the Texas legal landscape, Governor Greg Abbott recently signed House Bill 19 into law. This landmark legislation paves the way for the establishment of specialized business courts in Texas, designed to efficiently resolve large, complex business disputes. These courts, set to officially launch on September 1, […]

Recent Nevada Legislative Session Introduces Noteworthy Change to Nevada Insurance Code

by: Nadia I. Gire The 82nd session and 35th special session of the Nevada Legislature made a significant amendment during its latest legislative session, bringing about a noteworthy change. Insurance contracts in Nevada are governed by the Nevada Insurance Code. Amendment No. 288 to Bill No. 398 now prohibits insurers from issuing or renewing liability […]

Do Texas Courts Allow Coverage for Exemplary Damages?

by: Nadia I. Gire The Supreme Court of Texas in Fairfield Ins. Co. v. Stephens Martin Paving, LP, 246 S.W.3d 653, 670 (Tex. 2008) held that public policy in Texas does not prohibit insurance coverage of exemplary damages for gross negligence. The Court laid down a two-step process to decide the issue based on a […]