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In re Lumbermens Mut. Cas. Co., 04-0245

Petition for a writ of mandamus from a denial of an insurer's motion to intervene in a contractual indemnity action involving employees injured working at gas wells is conditionally granted where, under the unique facts of the case, the insurer is entitled to invoke the virtual-representation doctrine to raise a choice-of-law issue its insured abandoned in order to settle uninsured claims in another suit.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 03/30/2005
  • Decided 02/03/2006
  • Published 02/03/2006


  • Justice O'NEILL delivered the opinion of the Court.


  • Supreme Court of Texas


  • For Appellant:
  • Christopher Tramonte, Tramonte & Associates, Houston, Arthur W. Landry, Plauche' Maselli Landry & Parkerson, LLP, New Orleans, LA, for Relator., H. Dwayne Newton, Nelson McCormick Hancock & Newton, Houston, TX, Michael H. Bagot,Thomas A. Rayer, Wagner & Bagot, New Orleans, LA, David M. Gunn, Beck, Redden & Secrest, L.L.P., Houston, TX, for Amicus Curiae., Rosemary T. Snider, Sam Baxter, McKool Smith, P.C., Marshall, TX, R. Keith Jarrett, Thomas P. Diaz, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, LA, for Real Party.

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