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Extrinsic Evidence, Vertical Exhaustion, and Travel Insurance Amid COVID-19 Added to Deep Dives

Deep Dives legal articles take a closer look at legal insurance coverage issues important to the insurance and legal industries and are available to subscribers to Insurance Law Essentials.

  • Kirstin Soto discusses two recent cases that have brought to the forefront the issue of whether Texas courts would expand upon the eight-corners rule to allow consideration of extrinsic evidence to determine the duty to defend in "Extrinsic Evidence and the Texas Eight-Corners Rule" (May 2020).
  • The California Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision in Montrose v. Superior Court, has adopted the vertical exhaustion rule in long-tail continuous trigger cases with respect to excess insurers after horizontal exhaustion of all underlying primary insurers. Robert Anderson discusses the recent ruling in "California Supreme Court Adopts Vertical Exhaustion in Excess Cases" (May 2020).
  • Stephen Groves discusses travel insurance or trip insurance, a "named peril" coverage, and how it responds to COVID-19 trip cancellations in "Travel Insurance Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic" (April 2020).