Hecht Dissent in
Federal Ins. Co. v. Samsung Electronics America, No. 06-1040 (Tex. Aug. 29, 2008)(Jefferson)
(insurers have a duty to defend per Zurich v. Nokia (Tex. 2008)
Justice Hecht delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Brister joined.
FEDERAL INSURANCE COMPANY v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, SAMSUNG TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA,
L.P. F/K/A SAMSUNG TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA, INC. AND SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.; from Dallas
County; 5th district
(05-04-01316-CV, 202 SW3d 372, 08-21-06)
The Court affirms the court of appeals' judgment.
Chief Justice Jefferson delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice O'Neill, Justice Wainwright, Justice Medina,
Justice Green, Justice Johnson, and Justice Willett joined.
Dissent in Federal Insurance Co. v. Samsung Electronics America (Tex.
Justice Hecht, joined by Justice Brister, dissenting.
For the reasons expressed today in my dissenting opinion in Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Nokia,
Inc., ___ S.W.3d ___ (Tex. 2008) (Hecht, J., dissenting), I respectfully dissent from the Court’s
opinion in this case.
Nathan L. Hecht
Opinion issued: August 29, 2008