Gregory S. Hudson

Member

Houston

(832) 214-3909

(832) 214-3905

Gregory S. Hudson focuses his practice on insurance coverage matters, and has experience in first and third party defense matters and bad faith claims for domestic and overseas carriers. He has also represented clients in complex product liability and toxic tort litigation involving both fact development and complex e-discovery management. Greg routinely consults with corporate and insurance clients regarding litigation matters, and represents those clients in both trial and appellate matters.

Greg earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Trinity University and his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Texas School of Law.  Greg has been married for 20 years, and has two children, Sarah (12) and Christian (9).

Experience

Publications

Texas Supreme Court Reinforces the Eight Corners Rule, Or Does It? [Alert]

March 25, 2020

Alissa Christopher and Greg Hudson discuss Richards v. State Farm Lloyds and whether the absence of a clause requiring a carrier to defend claims that are “groundless, false or fraudulent” means that the “eight-corners” rule does not apply when determining the existence of a duty to defend.

Texas Supreme Court Clarifies Whether Bad Faith Liability May Exist in Absence of a Policy Breach [Global Insurance Alert]

April 20, 2018

Greg Hudson discusses the Texas Supreme Court's decision in Menchaca v. USAA Texas Lloyds Company. The court articulates five rules when extracontractual causes of action are available even when there has been no breach of the insurance policy and clarifies the procedural steps a court should follow in determining which rule applies.

Is It Bad Faith to Exercise a Contractual Right? [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

December 14, 2017

A recent malpractice case highlighted this issue.  In Johnson v. Proselect Insurance, the doctor/insured contended that the insurer acted in bad faith by settling a claim after trial without the doctor’s consent.  The doctor contended that the case should have been appealed, which would have...

Texas Amends Insurance Code In Response To Weather Claims [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

August 14, 2017

On May 26, 2017, Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed into law Texas House Bill 1774/Senate Bill 10. The new law makes changes to the Texas Insurance Code that will impact the way in which weather claims are brought and how those claims may be defended. The new law becomes effective on September 1,...

Ninth Circuit Upholds Bad Faith Award Despite Issues With Policy Limits Demand [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

July 06, 2017

In Madrigal v. Allstate Indemnity Co., Cause No. 16-55830 (9th Cir. June 15, 2017), the Ninth Circuit upheld a jury award assessing $14 million in bad faith damages, even though it was unclear whether the insurer could have met the settlement demand which it allegedly refused in bad faith. The...

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Education

  • University of Texas–Austin, J.D., cum laude, 1994
  • Trinity University, B.A., cum laude, 1991
  • Texas
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation