No. 05-0832.

242 S.W.3d 1 (2007)


Supreme Court of Texas.

Decided August 31, 2007.

Rehearing Denied December 14, 2007.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lee H. Shidlofsky, Visser Shidlofsky LLP, Austin, TX, for Appellant.

John Engvall Jr., J. Jonathan Hlavinka, Engvall & Hlavinka, LLP, Jennifer Bruch Hogan, Richard P. Hogan Jr. and Matthew E. Coveler, Hogan & Hogan, L.L.P., Houston, TX, for Appellee.

E. Thomas Bishop, Bishop & Hummert, P.C., Dallas, Wade Caven Crosnoe, Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons, L.L.P., Austin, Patrick J. Wielinski, Cokinos Bosien & Young, Arlington, Jennifer Anne Lloyd, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP, Austin, Charles J. Pignuolo, Law Office of Charles J. Pignuolo, Houston, James Perry Dyer, Texas Ass'n of Builders, Austin, John C. Tollefson, Tollefson Bradley Ball & Mitchell, LLP, Micah Ethan Skidmore, Haynes and Boone, L.L.P., Dallas, Richard Detrick Villa, Hughes & Luce, L.L.P., Austin, Levon G. Hovnatanian, Martin Disiere Jefferson & Wisdom L.L.P., Kevin D. Jewell, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, white, Williams & Martin, Houston, Michael A. Ysasaga, Maxwell, Wagner & Ysasaga, P.C., Fort Worth, for Amicus Curiae.

Justice MEDINA delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice JEFFERSON, Justice O'NEILL, Justice WAINWRIGHT, Justice GREEN, and Justice JOHNSON joined.

This case comes to us on certified questions from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit asking whether an insurer under a commercial general liability ("CGL") policy has a duty to defend its insured, a homebuilder, against a homebuyer's claims of defective construction. The Fifth Circuit...

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