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An insurance company trying to dodge a $1.4 million judgment for 16 models who sued strip clubs in Houston got a win on appeal, but a dissenting judge said the court should have deferred to the Texas Supreme Court.

Judge James Ho of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit said the majority, looking at a policy with two provisions “in irreconcilable conflict,” opted on rendering a reasonable guess, rather than sending the issue to the state.

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