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No. 06-1018
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D.R. HORTON-TEXAS, LTD. v. MARKEL INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY, LTD.

Oral argument was held on September 8, 2009. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on December 11, 2009. It then denied rehearing on February 12, 2010 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 7 articles about this case.

June 25, 2010

Federal District Judge Says Texas' 'Eight Corners' Rule Is No Longer Law. Really?

from Law and Insurance

The Court has issued opinions:

February 1, 2010

Is the Duty to Indemnify Dependent on the Duty to Defend?

from Texas Insurance Law Blog

December 11, 2009

The test for causation under the DTPA; an insurer’s duty to cover a homebuilder for mold; expert testimony [orders of Dec. 11, 2009]

from SCOTXblog

The article also mentions:
  • METRO ALLIED INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. AND C. MICHAEL MCGLOTHLIN v. SHIHCHE E. LIN, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A APTUS COMPANY, AND SUNG-PING H. LIN
  • WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION v. MARGARITA CAMACHO, ET AL.
  • December 11, 2009

    Texas Policy Holders Win Big in Texas High Court Duty-To-Indemnify Decision

    from Law and Insurance

    August 21, 2009

    Order List for August 21, 2009

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 5 other cases.

    June 26, 2009

    Order List for June 26, 2009

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 13 other cases.

    Opinion

    December 11, 2009

    Wainwright
    Jefferson
    Hecht
    Oneill
    Medina
    Green
    Johnson
    Willett

    Justice Wainwright delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Aff'dPT/Revs'dPT/Remand
    COA Docket No.:14-05-00486-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Eva Guzman

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:281st District Court
    County:Harris
    Trial Judge:Honorable David J. Bernal
    Trial Docket:2003-68937

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2010-07-15 Case Stored  
      This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between February 12, 2010 and July 15, 2010.  
    2010-02-12 Mandate issued  
    2010-02-12 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied with Justice not sitting.
    2010-02-02 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2010-01-28 Notice of Appearance  
    2010-01-28 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
    2010-01-28 Case forwarded to Court
    2010-01-28 Motion for Rehearing  
    2010-01-28 Notice of Appearance  
    2009-12-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2009-12-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2009-12-11 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
    2009-12-11 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment affirm and reverse in part; remand to court of appeals
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 8, 2009 and December 11, 2009.  
    2009-09-08 Oral argument  
    2009-09-08 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
    2009-08-21 Motion to Argue disposed   Denied
    2009-08-21 Motion to expand time for oral argument disposed   Denied
    2009-08-18 Certification (various) in case received  
    2009-08-17 Motion to Argue filed  
    2009-08-17 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2009-08-17 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2009-08-17 Motion to expand time for oral argument  
    2009-08-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2009-07-16 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2009-07-10 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2009-06-26 Petition for Review granted
    2009-06-26 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Filing granted
    2009-06-26 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2009-06-26 Petition Reinstated  
    2009-06-26 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
      This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between April 8, 2009 and June 26, 2009.  
    2009-04-08 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Petitioner)  
    2009-03-31 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
    2009-03-17 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2009-03-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2009-03-10 Case forwarded to Court
    2009-03-02 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2009-03-02 Motion for Rehearing  
    2009-02-13 Petition for Review disposed Denied
      This case was pending on merits briefs between May 22, 2008 and February 13, 2009.  
    2008-05-22 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2008-05-21 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
      This case was pending on merits briefs between February 1, 2008 and May 21, 2008.  
    2008-02-01 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
      This case was pending on merits briefs between September 11, 2007 and February 1, 2008.  
    2007-09-11 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2007-08-30 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-08-27 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2007-07-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2007-07-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2007-07-06 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2007-05-24 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-05-24 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-05-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2007-05-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2007-05-16 Case Record Filed  
    2007-05-09 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2007-05-07 Brief on the Merits Requested  
      This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between February 21, 2007 and May 7, 2007.  
    2007-02-21 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
    2007-02-14 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2007-02-13 Case forwarded to Court
    2007-01-11 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
    2007-01-11 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
    2006-11-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2006-11-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    D.R. Horton-Texas, LTD.
    Ms. Brandy Wingate Voss
    Mr. Stephen Wayne Burnett
    Mr. Blake S. Evans
    Mr. Pascal Paul Piazza
    Mr. Maurice Bresenhan Jr.
    Mr. Robert B. Gilbreath
    Petitioner
    Markel International Insurance Company, LTD.
    Mr. James Terry Bailey
    Mr. Todd Frederick Newman
    Mr. Leslie Dean Pickett
    Mr. James M. Tompkins
    Mr. W. Neil Rambin
    Mr. S. Vance Wittie
    Respondent
    Sphere Drake Insurance, Ltd.
    Mr. Robert A. Shults
    Mr. Jacob Allen Deleon
    Other Interested Party

    Amici Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    Associated General Contractors of America
    Mr. Lee H. Shidlofsky
    Texas Association of Builders
    Mr. Lee H. Shidlofsky
    Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
    Ms. Caroline Scott
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