Paint me like one of your…pleadings? Artful pleading remains an effective loophole to evade coverage exclusions.

February 19th, 2024 By Jessica Bigbie

Century Surety Company v. Club Adventure Learning Center, LLC, puts to rest the argument that artful pleading is an exception to Texas’s well-established eight-corners rule. 2023 WL 3575647 (W.D. Tex. May 22, 2023). In Century Surety, Aguero filed negligence claims in Texas state court against Club Adventure, and three of their employees, in connection with allegations that a Club Adventure employee “violently grabbed” Aguero’s child’s leg and “dragged him across the carpeted floor…causing injuries.” Id. at 1. Century issued Club Adventure a general liability insurance policy containing an endorsement which reduced coverage
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