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Hendricks v. Novae Corporate Underwriting, Ltd.

868 F.3d 542 (7th Cir. 2017)

Words & Phrases

Settlement Agreement

Trial Judge

Sarah L. Ellis

Appellate Judge



Under Texas law, settlement by insured with assignment of rights against insurer was unenforceable and non-binding on insurer as settlement was collusive where there was no full adversarial process.

Fact Summary

 Further, the amount of the settlement could not be used as evidence of what insured owed plaintiffs where there was no full adversarial trial on matter.