Texas Supreme Court Orders (2/12/16)

 Posted by Rich PhillipsIn its weekly order list on February 12, 2016, the Supreme Court of Texas did not grant any new petitions or issue any opinions. The Court did schedule argument on a certified question from the Fifth Circuit that the Court accepted in December. The case is No. 15-0891, In re Deepwater Horizon. The Fifth Circuit has asked the Supreme Court to determine whether, under Chapter 541 of the Insurance Code, an insured must allege and prove an injury independent from denied policy benefits in order to recover treble damages against their insurer for wrongfully withholding policy benefits. Argument has been set for March 8.