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The Texas high court on June 1 granted an insure'd petition for review to determine if an exception to a policy's joint venture provision applies to provide coverage to an insured seeking coverage for damages incurred as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the GUlf of Mexico (Andarko Petroleum Corp., et al. v. Houston Casualty Co., et al., No. 16-1013, Texas Sup.).

Related Professionals: John D. Shugrue Kevin B. Dreher

(Notice available. Document #03-180606-010X.)

Houston Casualty Co., Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG, Clearwater Insurance Co., Hudson Insurance Co., Lancashire Insurance Company (UK) Limited, Navigators Insurance Co. and Underwriters at Lloyd’s Syndicate Nos. 33, 457, 510, 609, 623, 958, 1036, 1084 (collectively, Underwriters) filed suit in the 284th District Court for Montgomery County, Texas, against their insureds, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Anadarko E&P Co. (collectively, Anadarko), seeking a declaratory judgment regarding coverage for defense costs incurred by Anadarko as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.