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22nd Annual Insurance Symposium - March 27, 2015

The objective of this course is to educate the attendant on the practical and ethical aspects of evaluating, defending and litigating insurance coverage and bad faith claims. The presentation will provide an update on the current status of the law, emerging trends in the law, legal strategies, and potential considerations and solutions.  The presentations will include a broad spectrum of topics addressing First-Party Bad Faith, Prompt Payment of Claims, Appraisals, Fraudulent Joinder of Adjusters, Stowers, Liens in Settlements, Right to Independent Counsel, etc.

Friday, March 27, 2015

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Registration
8:35 AM - 8:45 AM - Welcoming Remarks
8:45 AM - 12:00 PM - Presentations
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Lunch
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM - Presentations
3:00 PM - 3:05 PM - Closing Remarks/Sign-Out


What Has Been Happening in Insurance and Cnstruction Law? - Tara Sohlman

Stowers, Past, Present & Future - Fred Shuchart

Health Care Coverage Issues - Jon Hlavinka

Two Texas Cases You Need to Know When You Settle Lawsuits or Claims - Lauren Pierce

Ethical Issues in Wasting Liability Policies - Gordon K. Wright

The Right to Independent Counsel - Julie Shehane

Fraudulent Joinder of Adjusters - Wes Johnson

Appraisals: Appointment of Umpire by the Cours - Diana Faust

First-Party Bad Faith Cases After United National Insurance Co. v. AMJ Investments - Mike McCoy

Litigation Issues in Surplus Lines Coverage Actions - Micah Dortch & Maryssa Simpson

Cityplace Conference Center
J.C. Thompson Center
2711 North Haskell, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75204

Continuing Education

TDI CE: Provider #32551
This course has been approved by the Texas Department of Insurance in the amount of 5.0 general credit hours, of which 2.0 credit hours will apply to ethics/professional responsibility credit. Cooper & Scully, P.C. is a Texas Department of Insurance registered provider.

Texas MCLE
This course has been approved by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 5.0 hours, of which 2.0 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.