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Mon Mar 2, 2015, 11:20 PM

Galveston County judges: Change in insurance just the latest attack

GALVESTON — Local judges say they had been uninsured for more than two weeks before realizing the county had plans to alter their legal insurance — a move some took as just the latest in a series of conflicts with county commissioners.

The commissioners didn’t renew a contract with the Texas Lawyer’s Insurance Exchange at the end of last year, ending policies that have insured the county’s 11 judges against legal action for 20 years. The court then voted last month to self-insure all county elected officials — including judges — and agreed to offer counsel if officials are sued.

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