Monthly Archives: February 2014

Eastern District agrees: General Maritime Law claims, including those part of Jones Act claims, are removable

Duncan & Sevin recently was successful in a motion in front of Judge Kurt Engelhardt of the Eastern District of Louisiana in which Judge Engelhardt allowed removal of the plaintiff’s general maritime law claims (i.e., maintenance and cure and unseaworthiness) based on the recent amendment to the removal statute by Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act … Read More »

Texas Supreme Court clarifies contractual liability exclusion

Ewing Construction Co. Inc., v. Amerisure Insurance Company, 2014 WL 185035 (Tex. 2014) The Texas Supreme Court recently rendered an important opinion regarding two questions certified by the Fifth Circuit regarding the interpretation of the “contractual liability exclusion” typically found in commercial general liability (“CGL”) insurance policies.  Ewing Construction v. Amerisure arose out of a … Read More »