Motiva Enterprises, LLC vs. St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company and National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA
Year 2004
Court U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
Case Number 05-20139
  • No forfeit of coverage for settline without insurance company's authority.
  • Texas

The insured should not forfeit coverage by settling without insurance company’s authority when the insurance company intentionally places itself in an adversarial position with its insured by issuing a Reservation of Rights.