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TEXAS COURT AGREES INSURERS' ATTORNEYS DON'T VIOLATE RULES.

Reversing a lower court, a Texas Court of Appeals has ruled that using attorneys who are insurance company employees to defend liability claims does not constitute the unauthorized practice of law and does not violate the state's Rules of Professional Conduct.

The ruling came in American Home Insurance Co. v. Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (11-02-212-CV).

Kirk Hansen, director of claims for the Alliance of American Insurers, said the ruling means Texas joins the majority of states recognizing that use of staff counsel is permissible.
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Publication:Liability & Insurance Week
Date:Nov 9, 2003
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