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Webinar: Extrinsic Evidence & the Duty to Defend

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Extrinsic Evidence & the Duty to Defend

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. (CDT)
Via Webinar

Presenters: Tarron Gartner & Wes Johnson

Join us on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 for a discussion on the changing landscape regarding the use of extrinsic evidence during the claims handling process and how reliance on extrinsic evidence affects an insurer's duty to defend. Discussion will include an overview of the evolving nature of the duty to defend and the "eight corners" rule by Texas courts. In addition, the speakers will pay particular attention to case law since the Texas Supreme Court's decision in GuideOne Elite Ins. Co. v. Fielder Road Baptist Church, including the Supreme Court's decisions in Pine Oak Builders v. Great American Lloyds Insurance Company and D.R. Horton-Texas, Ltd. v. Markel Int'l Ins. Co, along with other federal and lower state court decisions regarding the use of extrinsic evidence. Analysis will be provided on how the reliance on extrinsic evidence can affect the claims handling process regarding coverage determinations and potentially implicate consumer protection statutes such as Chapters 541 and 542 of the Texas Insurance Code regarding unfair claims settlement practices. 

Texas MCLE:
This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.0 ethics credit hour.

TDI CE: Provider #32551
This course has been certified for insurance licensee continuing education by the Texas Department of Insurance in the amount of 1.0 ethics credit hour. Cooper & Scully, P.C. is a Texas Department of Insurance registered provider.Back