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The State of Texas Concurrent Causation Doctrine - 4/11/23 Insurance Law Webinar Recording

sku Product SKU:  2023_TX Concurrent Causation Doctrine_Recording

This purchase does NOT include participation in the live event. You are purchasing access to a recording of the webinar: "The State of the Texas Concurrent Causation Doctrine"

As recorded Tuesday, April 11, 2023 @ 12:00 - 1:00pm Central

Earn up to 1.0 hour MCLE credit if filed by March 31, 2024!

About the Webinar:

Last year two different panels of the 5th Circuit certified questions concerning the Texas Concurrent Causation doctrine, which requires policyholders to prove how much damage is attributed to a covered cause when both a covered and uncovered cause combine to cause property damage. Both times the Texas Supreme Court agreed to answer certified questions designed to clarify when and how the doctrine applies. Both times the parties settled prior to any ruling.

Policyholders relish the opportunity to whittle away at a common law rule that they suggest makes Texas as the lone holdout and contrary to a statute. In fact, in his amicus brief, Brendan McBride told the Supreme Court that the answers turned on "the mystery of a missing statute." In doing so, the amicus brief urged the Court to overrule prior precedent and cease placing the burden of proof on policyholders.

It is unclear whether the Supreme Court is inclined to continue, clarify or overturn the concurrent causation doctrine. The 5th Circuit definitely has questions, particularly in cases where the insurer asserts that preexisting damage requires the insured to attribute damage to a covered loss or risk losing all coverage. As the 5th Circuit noted in Frymire and repeated in Overstreet, "an ugly roof can function until it is hit by a hailstorm. Would the hail damage that rendered it nonfunctional be covered in full?"

Since the Supreme Court never answered the question, we decided to get Brendan McBride, author of the amicus brief in Overstreet and Bruce Wilkin, an accomplished coverage attorney with experience representing insurers, to discuss the current state of the doctrine in this enlightening discussion.

Featured Presenters:

Brendan K. McBride | Gravely PC | San Antonio

Bruce R. Wilkin | Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP | Houston

Moderator: Steven Schulwolf | Schulwolf Mediation, PLLC | Austin

The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas thanks its Platinum Sponsors for their support:
Gravely PC, Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons LLP, Gray Reed,
and Daly & Black, P.C.

Sponsored by The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
in cooperation with The Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education

*You will be receiving an email with a link to access the webinar recording along with a PDF copy of any slides or written materials used during the webinar if permitted. (NOTE: The access link may not be shared. Only registered attendees/viewers are eligible to receive MCLE credit.)

USD 70.3600

Arbitrating Insurance Cases Roundtable - 9/19/23 Insurance Law Webinar Recording

sku Product SKU:  2023_Arbitrating Insurance Cases_Recording

This purchase does NOT include participation in the live event. You are purchasing access to a recording of the webinar: "Arbitrating Insurance Cases: A Round-Table Discussion with Arbitrators, Attorneys, the AAA and an In-house Perspective"

As recorded Tuesday, September 19, 2023 @ 12:00 - 1:00pm Central

Earn up to 1.0 hour MCLE credit if filed by August 31, 2024!

About the Webinar:

This panel will discuss all aspects of ADR in insurance cases from the perspective of arbitrators, mediators, litigators and in-house supervisors. The panel will provide tips for presenting arbitration cases, the panel’s attitudes towards discovery and why insurers should seek to arbitrate claims against other insurers. We will discuss the impact Zoom has had on arbitral proceedings and get the perspective of clients and litigators about what they want from an arbitrator and the arbitrators’ perspective on what they need from the parties. If you litigate, arbitrate or mediate insurance coverage cases this is a must see event!

Featured Presenters:

Michael A. Hawash | Hawash Cicack & Gaston LLP | Houston, TX

Mark J. Bunim | Case Closed LLC | New York, NY

Kristen E. Hudson | Dickinson Wright PLLC | Austin, TX

Svetlana Gitman | American Arbitration Association (AAA-ICDR) | Chicago, IL

William J. Kobokovich, Jr. | Travelers | Hunt Valley, MD

Moderator: Steven Schulwolf | Schulwolf Mediation, PLLC | Austin, TX

The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas thanks its Platinum Sponsors for their support:
Gravely PC, Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons LLP, Gray Reed,
and Daly & Black, P.C.

Sponsored by The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
in cooperation with The Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education

*You will be receiving an email with a link to access the webinar recording along with a PDF copy of any slides or written materials used during the webinar if permitted. (NOTE: The access link may not be shared. Only registered attendees/viewers are eligible to receive MCLE credit.)

USD 70.3600

Appraisals in First-Party Insurance - 12/5/23 Insurance Law Webinar Recording

sku Product SKU:  2023_Appraisals in First Party Insurance_Recording

This purchase does NOT include participation in the live event. You are purchasing access to a recording of the webinar: "Appraisals in First-Party Insurance"

As recorded Tuesday, December 5, 2023 @ 12:00 - 1:00pm Central

Earn up to 1.0 hour MCLE credit if filed by November 30, 2024!

Download the printed flyer and order form.

About the Webinar:

Appraisals seem to mean different things to different people. Carriers often argue that appraisal is meant to be an easy process to determine the amount at issue in a coverage dispute. Over the years appraisals have led to numerous disputes including the scope of the appraisal, who should be involved and what communication is appropriate. Moreover, insurers had been arguing that for purpose of the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act, if the carrier pays the full appraisal award plus any possible statutory interest that payment precludes a recovery of attorney's fees.

That last issue will be decided by the Texas Supreme Court in Rodriguez v. Safeco. Hear what Jamie Cooper and James Willis think about Rodriguez, appraisals, attorney's fees and other issues that are frequently disputed in first party claims. We will have a frank discussion as why and when lawyers are needed to assist in claims presentment, whether fees should be rewarded and how to approach an appraisal case.

Featured Presenters:

Jamie P. Cooper | Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, LLP | San Antonio, TX

James W. Willis | Wray Willis, LLP | Houston, TX

Moderator: Steven Schulwolf | Schulwolf Mediation, PLLC | Austin, TX

The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas thanks its Platinum Sponsors for their support:
Gravely PC, Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons LLP, Gray Reed, and Daly & Black, P.C.

Sponsored by The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
in cooperation with The Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education

*You will be receiving an email with a link to access the webinar recording along with a PDF copy of any slides or written materials used during the webinar if permitted. (NOTE: The access link may not be shared. Only registered attendees/viewers are eligible to receive MCLE credit.)

USD 70.3600

AI and the Insurance Industry - 2/29/24 Insurance Law Webinar

sku Product SKU:  2024_AI Insurance_Live

FEBRUARY 29, 2024 · 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

Earn 1.0 hour MCLE credit!

Download the printed flyer and registration form.

About the Webinar:

Everyone is talking about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Insurers are increasingly leveraging AI to enhance business operations, augmenting their ability to access and analyze information, and investigating claims and complaints. Meanwhile, law firms are using generative AI tools to assist in their legal practice and advertising. While the ability to collect and synthesize data offers many benefits, insurers, policyholders, and counsel face challenges in dealing with invasion of privacy, discrimination, intellectual property infringement, ethics violations, and other liabilities that may arise if AI data or processes are mismanaged. Concern about these risks is prompting increased regulatory and enforcement scrutiny by insurance departments, attorney regulators, and even Congress. Claims deriving from AI, such as intellectual property offenses and privacy/publicity offenses, are also on the rise. AI is everywhere and cannot be ignored. The panel will explore examples of the benefits and pitfalls of AI and discuss some actions insurers, policyholders, and counsel can take to manage their risks. The panel will also discuss case law addressing AI issues, such as is AI Generated Work entitled to Copyright Protection, does AI violate privacy, contractual risk transfer issues and more. Take a leap and learn more about how AI impacts insurers and coverage attorneys.

Featured Presenters:

Melissa Fernandez | Travelers | Hartford, CT

Meghan E. Ruesch | Lewis Wagner, LLP | Indianapolis, IN

Keith Schraad | Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | Phoenix, AZ

Cynthia Marcotte Stamer | Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, PC | Plano, TX

Moderator: Steven Schulwolf | Schulwolf Mediation, PLLC | Austin, TX

The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas thanks its Platinum Sponsors for their support:
Gravely P.C. | Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P. | Gray Reed & McGraw LLP | Wray Willis, LLP | Zelle LLP

Sponsored by The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
in cooperation with The Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education

How the Webinar Works – Zoom uses your computer and internet to receive the seminar live in your office, home or any other location you choose. Registrants will receive an email in the days prior to the webinar providing instructions for accessing the event, including the special access link and passcode. To login, follow the direct link or enter the meeting ID and passcode credentials to be connected to the webinar. Access details are personalized for each attendee and may not be shared.

Q&A - During the program, the audio and video will be streaming on your computer in "view/listen only" mode and you will be able to view the speaker's slides (if applicable). You will be given the opportunity to ask questions live using the Q&A or chat functions to be addressed by the presenter(s) either during or at the conclusion of the seminar.

Course Materials - A PDF or link to the course materials will be sent to registrants via email after the seminar if additional written materials are provided. If used, presentation slide copies may also be provided after the webinar when permitted.

Registration Fees - The registration fee is $65 per site connection. (Current members of the Insurance Law Section receive a $20 discount!) A site connection allows one person to log-in to the program and claim CLE credit. Additional participants from the same firm/company are $35 for each additional participant/connection and will receive their own individual webinar access. Only registered participants may claim CLE credit.

USD 65.0000

AI and the Insurance Industry - 2/29/24 Insurance Law Webinar Recording

sku Product SKU:  2024_AI Insurance_Recording

This purchase does NOT include participation in the live event. You are purchasing access to the recording of the webinar: "Leap (year) of Faith: Artificial Intelligence and the Insurance Industry"

As recorded Thursday, February 29, 2024 @ 12:00 - 1:00pm Central

Earn up to 1.0 hour MCLE credit if filed by January 31, 2025!

Download the printed flyer and order form.

About the Webinar:

Everyone is talking about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Insurers are increasingly leveraging AI to enhance business operations, augmenting their ability to access and analyze information, and investigating claims and complaints. Meanwhile, law firms are using generative AI tools to assist in their legal practice and advertising. While the ability to collect and synthesize data offers many benefits, insurers, policyholders, and counsel face challenges in dealing with invasion of privacy, discrimination, intellectual property infringement, ethics violations, and other liabilities that may arise if AI data or processes are mismanaged. Concern about these risks is prompting increased regulatory and enforcement scrutiny by insurance departments, attorney regulators, and even Congress. Claims deriving from AI, such as intellectual property offenses and privacy/publicity offenses, are also on the rise. AI is everywhere and cannot be ignored.

The panel will explore examples of the benefits and pitfalls of AI and discuss some actions insurers, policyholders, and counsel can take to manage their risks. The panel will also discuss case law addressing AI issues, such as is AI Generated Work entitled to Copyright Protection, does AI violate privacy, contractual risk transfer issues and more. Take a leap and learn more about how AI impacts insurers and coverage attorneys.

Featured Presenters:

Melissa Fernandez | Travelers | Hartford, CT

Meghan E. Ruesch | Lewis Wagner, LLP | Indianapolis, IN

Keith Schraad | Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | Phoenix, AZ

Cynthia Marcotte Stamer | Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, PC | Plano, TX

Moderator: Steven Schulwolf | Schulwolf Mediation, PLLC | Austin, TX

The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas thanks its Platinum Sponsors for their support:
Gravely P.C. | Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P. | Gray Reed & McGraw LLP | Wray Willis, LLP | Zelle LLP

Sponsored by The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
in cooperation with The Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education

*You will be receiving an email with a link to access the webinar recording along with a PDF copy of any slides or written materials used during the webinar if permitted. (NOTE: The access link may not be shared. Only registered attendees/viewers are eligible to receive MCLE credit.)

USD 70.3600