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SCOT Confirms the “No-direct-action” Rule Applies to Non-monetary Claims for Declaratory Relief

In a per curiam opinion issued Friday, the Texas Supreme Court confirmed third-party plaintiffs do not have standing to assert claims for declaratory relief against a liability insurer before establishing the insurer’s legal obligation to pay damages . 

In In re Essex Insurance Company, the Court granted Essex’s request for mandamus relief after the trial court refused to dismiss declaratory judgment claims filed by Rafael Zuniga in a personal injury suit Zuniga filed against San Diego Tortilla (“SDT”).   Zuniga lost his hand while operating a tortilla machine at SDT’s manufacturing facility.  Zuniga alleged that he was working as an independent contractor at the time of the injury, not as SDT’s employee.  

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NAIC Appoints Cyber Risk Task Force

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) on November 19 announced the formation of a task force to gather information on how cyber-related risks are currently insured.  he task force will also coordinate NAIC initiatives regarding the protection of public information maintained by the various state departments of insurance and information collected and maintained by insurers. According to the NAIC news release, “[t]he creation of the task force is a reflection of the NAIC's growing commitment to addressing cyber security in the insurance sector.”

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Former GC Tracy Schrader Joins Dallas Insurance Coverage Boutique Amy Stewart Law

DALLAS – Dallas insurance coverage boutique Amy Stewart Law is pleased to announce the addition of Tracy Schrader as Of Counsel.

Mr. Schrader’s legal track record includes serving in various general counsel positions, having been appointed Vice President and General Counsel of a public company (Home Choice) at age 30, and promoted to President of one of the largest privately held telecommunications tower ownership companies in the country (TrinTel) at age 35. After the successful sale of TrinTel and prior to joining Amy Stewart Law, he launched and managed a boutique law firm providing general counsel services to various companies.











DALLAS – Dallas insurance coverage boutique Amy Stewart Law is pleased to announce the addition of Tracy Schrader as Of Counsel.



Mr. Schrader’s legal track record includes serving in various general counsel positions, having been appointed Vice President and General Counsel of a public company (Home Choice) at age 30, and promoted to President of one of the largest privately held telecommunications tower ownership companies in the country (TrinTel) at age 35. After the successful sale of TrinTel and prior to joining Amy Stewart Law, he launched and managed a boutique law firm providing general counsel services to various companies.
DALLAS – Dallas insurance coverage boutique Amy Stewart Law is pleased to announce the addition of Tracy Schrader as Of Counsel.



Mr. Schrader’s legal track record includes serving in various general counsel positions, having been appointed Vice President and General Counsel of a public company (Home Choice) at age 30, and promoted to President of one of the largest privately held telecommunications tower ownership companies in the country (TrinTel) at age 35. After the successful sale of TrinTel and prior to joining Amy Stewart Law, he launched and managed a boutique law firm providing general counsel services to various companies.
DALLAS – Dallas insurance coverage boutique Amy Stewart Law is pleased to announce the addition of Tracy Schrader as Of Counsel.



Mr. Schrader’s legal track record includes serving in various general counsel positions, having been appointed Vice President and General Counsel of a public company (Home Choice) at age 30, and promoted to President of one of the largest privately held telecommunications tower ownership companies in the country (TrinTel) at age 35. After the successful sale of TrinTel and prior to joining Amy Stewart Law, he launched and managed a boutique law firm providing general counsel services to various companies.
DALLAS – Dallas insurance coverage boutique Amy Stewart Law is pleased to announce the addition of Tracy Schrader as Of Counsel.



Mr. Schrader’s legal track record includes serving in various general counsel positions, having been appointed Vice President and General Counsel of a public company (Home Choice) at age 30, and promoted to President of one of the largest privately held telecommunications tower ownership companies in the country (TrinTel) at age 35. After the successful sale of TrinTel and prior to joining Amy Stewart Law, he launched and managed a boutique law firm providing general counsel services to various companies.
DALLAS – Dallas insurance coverage boutique Amy Stewart Law is pleased to announce the addition of Tracy Schrader as Of Counsel.



Mr. Schrader’s legal track record includes serving in various general counsel positions, having been appointed Vice President and General Counsel of a public company (Home Choice) at age 30, and promoted to President of one of the largest privately held telecommunications tower ownership companies in the country (TrinTel) at age 35. After the successful sale of TrinTel and prior to joining Amy Stewart Law, he launched and managed a boutique law firm providing general counsel services to various companies.

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Dallas’ Amy Stewart Law Recognized Among Best Insurance Coverage Firms

The Dallas insurance coverage boutique Amy Stewart Law has been recognized for the firm’s expertise in Insurance Law in the 2015 Best Law Firms list published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.

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