Texas Insurance Coverage Litigation- The Litigator's Practice Guide

Amy Elizabeth Stewart

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Texas Insurance Coverage Litigation is a practice guide for Texas litigators who are handling insurance coverage lawsuits or who are confronted with insurance questions in a litigation context. It includes legal analysis, practical tips, forms, and annotations specific to Texas and Fifth Circuit practice.


Part I considers third-party liability insurance and focuses on the coverage and features of these types of policies: commercial general liability, professional liability, directors and officers liability, employment practice, fiduciary liability, cyber and privacy liability, and excess and umbrella.


Part II is an overview of key concepts that apply to insurance coverage lawsuits governed by Texas law, including the rules of construction and the obligations of both the insurer and the insured.


Part III examines all aspects of an insurance coverage lawsuit, including pre-litigation matters, pleadings and discovery, trial considerations, and post-trial proceedings.


Also included with the book is a CD with forms.

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Part I Liability Insurance Policies

Chapter 1: Navigating the Insurance Policy

Chapter 2: Commercial General Liability

Chapter 3: Professional Liability: Errors & Omissions

Chapter 4: Directors & Officers Liability

Chapter 5: Employment Practices Liability

Chapter 6: Fiduciary Liability

Chapter 7: Cyber and Privacy Liability

Chapter 8: Excess and Umbrella Policies


Chapter 9: The Ground Rules—Construction of Insurance Contracts

Chapter 10: The Insured’s Obligations in Event of a Claim

Chapter 11: The Insurer’s Obligations in Event of a Claim

Part III The Insurance Coverage Lawsuit

Chapter 12: Pre-Litigation Considerations

Chapter 13: The Lawsuit—Procedural Considerations

Chapter 14: The Pleadings—Petition & Answer

Chapter 15: Litigation Planning

Chapter 16: Fact Discovery

Chapter 17: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Chapter 18: Pretrial Considerations

Chapter 19: Jury Selection &Trial

Chapter 20: Appellate Issues

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B: Texas Insurance Code,Chapters 541 and 542

Appendix C: Forms

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  • Availability: Available
  • Brand: Texas Lawyer
  • Product Type: Books
  • ISBN: 978-1-62881-024-0
  • Pub#/SKU#: TXINS16
  • Pub Date: 11/20/2015

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  • Amy Elizabeth Stewart

Amy Elizabeth Stewart is the founding shareholder of Amy Stewart PC, a boutique law firm in Dallas that represents corporations in disputes with their insurers. Amy conducts an active litigation practice involving complex insurance coverage and bad faith cases.  She also provides advice on matters relating to risk management, policy procurement and renewals, pre-litigation disputes, and other contract issues implicating insurance or indemnity agreements. The firm represents a wide range of corporate policyholders, from Fortune 100 corporations and large privately-held companies to family-owned businesses, colleges, and professional services firms.   


Having spent many years representing insurance companies in coverage litigation, Amy has insight into the perspectives of both the insurer and the insured. Her experience and understanding of insurance law make her an invaluable resource to clients facing  insurance coverage disputes, evaluating and renewing their insurance programs, managing communications with their insurers, and addressing other complex insurance issues. 


A Virginia native and graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Amy was named to the Texas Super Lawyers list of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas and holds an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell. She has also been included on D Magazine’s list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas and the Dallas Business Journal’s 2011 list of the Top 25 Women in Business. Amyis the immediate past chair for Attorneys Serving the Community, a Dallas legal philanthropic organization, and serves on the board of directors for Heart House, a non-profit after-school program in Dallas.


Amy and her husband, Dean, live in Dallas with their two children, William and Caroline.