Eroding Limits: Causing Trouble for Tilley Counsel?

, Texas Lawyer


The term "Tilley counsel" is used to describe a lawyer appointed by an insurance company to represent the insured under a liability insurance policy. It comes from the 1973 Texas Supreme Court case Employers Casualty Co. v. Tilley. Two seemingly unrelated events occurred in 1973 that now have evolved into a dangerous dynamic to Tilley counsel and an insurance company providing a defense, writes Joe K. Longley.

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