IT’S FUNDAMENTAL: The Duty to Defend – The Anomaly of D.R. Horton-Tex., Ltd. v. Markel Inter’l Ins. Co

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IT’S FUNDAMENTAL: The Duty to Defend – The Anomaly of D.R. Horton-Tex., Ltd. v. Markel Inter’l Ins. Co

Is it possible to have a duty to indemnify but not a corresponding duty to defend? Is the
duty to indemnify without a corresponding duty to defend an anomaly, or at least a bit
illogical? Or is it perfectly logical in the context of an “eight-corners” state, like Texas?

Joseph M. Junfola

Insurance Consultant

Junfola Insurance Consulting