With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court agreed to answer a certified question about at-will employment status. The case is Gary Sawyer, Doug Kempf, Peter Barnaba, Sr., Geoff Rorrev, Tim Gregory, et al. v. E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company, No. 12-0626 (earlier blog post).

Meanwhile, it looks like another insurance issue is on the way to Austin from New Orleans. David Coale over at 600camp.com notes that the Fifth Circuit has just certified a question about an exclusion for “contractual liability” in construction insurance.

The Court’s orders lists should be more eventful in the next few weeks, as the Justices return from their short breaks and the new class of law clerks arrives.