A liability insurer that paid the bulk of a $1.5 million settlement against a contractor it insured has no right to reimbursement from another insurer that provided liability coverage to the same contractor, the Texas Supreme Court held recently.

On Oct. 12, a unanimous Supreme Court resolved a long-running dispute between two insurance companies in Mid-Continent Insurance Co. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case to the Supreme Court in 2005 with three certified questions.

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