(1) a judgment taken before the designation of impairment in which an insured under
a liability insurance policy or the insurer failed to exhaust all appeals;
(2) a judgment taken by default or consent against an insured or the impaired insurer;
(3) a judgment, settlement, or release entered into by the insured or the impaired
(b) A judgment, settlement, or release described by Subsection (a) is not evidence
of liability or of damages in connection with a claim brought against the association, an impaired insurer's insured, or another party under this chapter.
(c) The association is entitled to recover the association's costs, expenses, and
reasonable attorney's fees incurred in contesting a claim based on a judgment, settlement,
or release described by Subsection (a) on the association's behalf or on behalf of
an impaired insurer's insured after the date on which the party asserting the claim
is provided notice by the association or otherwise of the provisions of this section
applicable to the judgment, settlement, or release.
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