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TEXAS SUPREME COURT CASES
First American Title Ins. Co. v. Susan Combs, Comptroller, No. 05-0541 (Tex. May 16, 2008)(Majority
Opinion by Don Willett) (taxation of out-of-state insurers, retaliatory tax)
FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY AND OLD REPUBLIC NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE
COMPANY v. SUSAN COMBS, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND
GREGG ABBOTT, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS; from Travis County; 3rd district (03-04-00342-CV,
169 S.W.3d 298, 06-03-05)
The Court affirms the court of appeals' judgment.
Justice Willett delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Jefferson, Justice O'Neill, Justice
Green, and Justice Johnson joined.
Justice Hecht delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Wainwright, Justice Brister, and Justice Medina
Mid-Century Ins. Co. v. Ademaj, No. 05-0016, 243 SW3d 618 (Tex. Nov. 30, 2007)
(insurance law, rate regulation, billing of anti-theft fee)
RECENT COURT OF APPEALS CASES IN WHICH SUPREME COURT
STP NUCLEAR OPERATING COMPANY v. SUSAN COMBS, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF
THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND GREG ABBOTT, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS; from
Travis County; 3rd district (03-06-00428-CV, 239 SW3d 264, 05-01-07, pet denied Aug. 2008)(State
regulation and taxation of insurance activities)
ERIC H. SCHEFFEY, M.D. v. MIKE GEESLIN, COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE OF THE TEXAS
DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE AND THE TEXAS MEDICAL LIABILITY INSURANCE UNDERWRITING
ASSOCIATION; from Travis County; 3rd district (03-04-00811-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 02-15-08, pet.
denied)(professional liability insurance surcharge, judicial review of Commission's order)