Farmer, House, Osuna & Olvera OBTAINS DISMISSAL OF IMPROPER DIRECT ACTION
Congratulations to Wm. David Farmer and Chad W. Schreiber for successfully obtaining dismissal of an improper direct action against an insurance carrier client in Ector County, Texas. The underlying plaintiff sought a determination regarding the duty of defense under the carrier’s commercial automobile insurance policy and filed a claim for declaratory relief against the carrier regarding same. Chad W. Schreiber argued the motion before Judge W. Stacy Trotter and maintained that the underlying plaintiff lacked standing to assert direct claims against the carrier and was a stranger to the policy.