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Closing the 38.001 Loophole: Texas Legislature Broadens Recovery of Attorney’s Fees

By Mitchell Austin Texas law follows the “American Rule” regarding the recovery of attorneys’ fees in litigation. Under this rule, prevailing litigants may recover attorneys’ fees only if specifically provided for by statute or pursuant to a contract.1 In all other situations, the parties must pay their own fees and expenses regardless of the lawsuit’s

Law360 Features 3 Key Insurance Rulings You May Have Missed This Summer

The firm prevailed for several underwriters at Lloyds of London after a Texas trial court held that his client had substantially overpaid in a complex case involving a $24M well fire. “Underwriters have been vindicated on how these rather complicated blowout/operator extra expense policies are intended to work,” George H. Lugrin said. “We expect the

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