University of Texas School of Law
17th Annual
Insurance Law Institute
Austin Oct 18-19, 2012 Courtyard by Marriott Austin-Downtown
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UT Law CLE

2012 Insurance Law Institute

Program Features
UT Law's outstanding Insurance Law Institute features a faculty of prominent practitioners and professionals. The 2012 Institute provides an in depth focus on current issues and the topics that practitioners need most including:

      - Mistakes to Avoid as a Risk Manager
      - Developing Issues in Coverage Law
      - How to Keep the Insurance Company on Your Side
      - Effective Strategies in Coverage Litigation

UT Law CLE

2012 Insurance Law Institute

4/25/19
Schedule

Thursday Morning, Oct. 18, 2012

Presiding Officer:
Jamie Penton Cooper, Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P. - Houston, TX

8:00 am
Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

THANK YOU TO OUR BREAKFAST SPONSOR
THOMPSON & KNIGHT LLP

8:50 am
Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am

0.50 hr

Fortuity Doctrine

Trying to make sense of the concepts of "known loss" and "loss in progress."

Philip K. Maxwell, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX
James H. (Hamp) Moody III, Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C. - Dallas, TX

9:30 am

0.50 hr

Duty to Cooperate: Playing Well with Insurance Companies

The Ewing/Gilbert issue of liability defenses and interplay between Tilley and Duty to Cooperate.

Beth D. Bradley, Tollefson Bradley Ball & Mitchell, LLP - Dallas, TX
J. Mark Lawless, McGuire Woods LLP - Austin, TX

10:00 am

0.50 hr

Independent Counsel: How to Get the Insurance Company to Pay for Your Legal Fees

A discussion of the insured's right to independent counsel, case law updates, and considerations in attempting to have insurance companies pay for independent counsel.

Robert D. Allen, Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP - Dallas, TX
Paul K. Stafford, Carter Stafford Arnett Hamada Mockler, PLLC - Dallas, TX

10:30 am
Break

10:45 am

0.50 hr

Legally Liable/Legally Obligated

This session discusses a hidden issue in Lennar v. Markel: the scope of "legal obligation" in the insuring agreement of a liability policy.

Patrick J. Wielinski, Cokinos, Bosien & Young, P.C. - Irving, TX

11:15 am

0.50 hr

Choice of Law: How It Impacts Coverage and Surrounding Litigation

When the law of different states may apply, the choice can win or lose the case.

Mark L. Kincaid, George, Brothers, Kincaid & Horton LLP - Austin, TX

11:45 am

0.50 hr

Number of Occurrences under Texas Law: The Impact on Who Pays What

Depending on its impact on available policy limits or retention/deductible obligations, the number of occurrences often becomes  a critical consideration for both policyholders and insurers. It may mean the difference between no or minimal coverage and abundant coverage. A focus on various policy language and case law with the goal of unlocking the mystery of this important issue.

This session will be presented at 2:45 p.m.

Ernest Martin Jr., Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas, TX

12:15 pm
Pick Up Lunch

Included in conference registration.

Thursday Afternoon, Oct. 18, 2012

Presiding Officer:
Jamie Penton Cooper, Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P. - Houston, TX

Luncheon Presentation

Sponsored by Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P.

12:30 pm

0.50 hr ethics

The Art of the Apology in Insurance Litigation

This session will be presented on Friday at 12:00 p.m.

Christopher W. Martin, Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P. - Houston, TX

1:00 pm
Break

1:15 pm

0.75 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Documenting Your Business Interruption Loss

This segment explores key issues associated with business interruption and other time element coverages, including the process of analyzing, investigating and documenting a business interruption loss through the eyes of a forensic accountant.

Moderators:
Thomas H. Cook Jr., Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP - Dallas, TX
Moderators:
Vincent E. Morgan, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Ryan D. Pratt, Ernst & Young LLP - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Susan Sessler, Matson Driscoll & Damico - Richardson, TX

2:00 pm

0.75 hr

Top Ten Mistakes to Avoid as a Risk Manager

Seasoned Risk Managers address the top ten mistakes to avoid in the risk management field and convey the most important actions a risk manager can take to minimize and mitigate risk, as well as maximize insurance recovery for a loss.

Moderator:
Rachelle H. Glazer, Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX
Panelists:
Dorina Hertner, G6 Hospitality LLC - Carrollton, TX
Panelists:
Jennifer Kikta, Behringer Harvard - Dallas, TX

2:45 pm

0.50 hr

What the Frack? Insurance Issues Involving Fracking

This session will be presented at 11:45 a.m.

Brian Scott Martin, Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P. - Houston, TX

3:15 pm
Break

3:30 pm

0.50 hr

Escabedo Decision: Navigating the Recovery of Medical Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Examining the practical implications of recovery of past medical expenses in light of Texas Supreme Court's ruling.

Meloney Perry, Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP - Dallas, TX
Kirk L. Pittard, Kelly, Durham & Pittard, LLP - Dallas, TX

4:00 pm

0.75 hr

Suing and Defending the Binding Authority Agent/Broker

The New Texas Two-Step

Rick Lee Oldenettel, Oldenettel & McCabe - Houston, TX
Lennon C. Wright, Attorney at Law - Houston, TX

4:45 pm

0.75 hr

Subrogation Ins and Outs

Judy Kostura, Judge, Kostura & Putman P.C. - Austin, TX

5:30 pm
Adjourn to Sponsored Reception

Sponsored by Shidlofsky Law Firm and Cooper & Scully, P.C.

Friday Morning, Oct. 19, 2012

Presiding Officer:
Lee H. Shidlofsky, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX

8:00 am
Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

THANK YOU TO OUR BREAKFAST SPONSOR
SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER LLP

9:00 am

0.50 hr

So You Think You Know What a CGL Says

What is new and what is the same - Commercial General Liability explained

Charles E. Comiskey, Brady Chapman, Holland & Associates - Houston, TX

9:30 am

0.50 hr

The 8 Corners Rule under Attack: The "New" Rules for the Duty to Defend

When does the eight corners rule still apply? When courts and insurance contracts erode or abandon this rule, what's next?

J. James Cooper, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP - Houston, TX
Materials By:
Jordan Jenel La Raia, Gardere Wynne Sewell - Houston, TX
Stephen E. Walraven, Langley & Banack, Inc. - San Antonio, TX

10:00 am

0.50 hr

Taking an Adjuster's Deposition

A discussion of the legal and practical implications of deposing insurance representatives in insurance coverage and bad faith cases.

Tarron L. Gartner, Cooper Scully, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Henry L. Moore, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX

10:30 am
Break

10:45 am

0.50 hr

Bad Faith—Can an Insurance Company Go Too Far?

Shannon E. Loyd, Gravely & Pearson LLP - San Antonio, TX

11:15 am

0.50 hr

Trucking Insurance Update

MCS-90

David J. Schubert, Schubert & Evans PC - Dallas, TX

11:45 am
Pick Up Lunch

Included in conference registration.

Friday Afternoon, Oct. 19, 2012

Presiding Officer:
Lee H. Shidlofsky, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX

Luncheon Presentation

Sponsored by Haynes and Boone, LLP

12:00 pm

0.75 hr

Jury Speak: What Matters to Jurors in Insurance Cases?

A discussion of the challenges litigators face when arguing matters of law and presenting factual issues to jurors. Strategic suggestions for meeting judge vs. juror needs are also addressed.

This session will be presented on Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

Kacy Miller, CourtroomLogic Consulting - Dallas, TX
Amy Elizabeth Stewart, Attorney at Law - Dallas, TX

12:45 pm
Break

1:00 pm

0.75 hr

Litigating Appraisal—Beyond Hurricane Ike, Appraisal Has a Life of Its Own Post-Johnson

Litigation of appraisals is on the rise as policyholders and insurers increasingly litigate umpire agreements, impartiality and qualifications of appraisers and umpires, and scope of appraisal in the post-Johnson world. This presentation examines the current issues, trends and tactics in appraisal dispute litigation.

Moderator:
Veronica Carmona Czuchna, Duggins Wren Mann & Romero, LLP - Austin, TX
Panelists:
L. Kimberly Steele, Sedgwick, LLP - Dallas, TX
Panelists:
Mark A. Ticer, Attorney at Law - Dallas, TX

1:45 pm

0.50 hr

What Is "Property Damage"?

Lee H. Shidlofsky, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX

2:15 pm

0.75 hr ethics

Stowers Panel: Complex Claims and the Policy Limits Demand

Panelists:
William J. Chriss, Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. - Austin, TX
Panelists:
R. Brent Cooper, Cooper & Scully, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Panelists:
Michael W. Huddleston, Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller LLP - Dallas, TX

3:00 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2012 Insurance Law Institute

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Robert D. Allen
Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP
Dallas, TX
Beth D. Bradley
Tollefson Bradley Ball & Mitchell, LLP
Dallas, TX
William J. Chriss
Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Charles E. Comiskey
Brady Chapman, Holland & Associates
Houston, TX
Thomas H. Cook Jr.
Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP
Dallas, TX
J. James Cooper
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Houston, TX
R. Brent Cooper
Cooper & Scully, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Veronica Carmona Czuchna
Duggins Wren Mann & Romero, LLP
Austin, TX
Tarron L. Gartner
Cooper Scully, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Rachelle H. Glazer
Thompson & Knight LLP
Dallas, TX
Dorina Hertner
G6 Hospitality LLC
Carrollton, TX
Michael W. Huddleston
Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller LLP
Dallas, TX
Jennifer Kikta
Behringer Harvard
Dallas, TX
Mark L. Kincaid
George, Brothers, Kincaid & Horton LLP
Austin, TX
Judy Kostura
Judge, Kostura & Putman P.C.
Austin, TX
Jordan Jenel La Raia
Gardere Wynne Sewell
Houston, TX
J. Mark Lawless
McGuire Woods LLP
Austin, TX
Shannon E. Loyd
Gravely & Pearson LLP
San Antonio, TX
Brian Scott Martin
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P.
Houston, TX
Christopher W. Martin
Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P.
Houston, TX
Ernest Martin Jr.
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX
Philip K. Maxwell
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Kacy Miller
CourtroomLogic Consulting
Dallas, TX
James H. (Hamp) Moody III
Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Henry L. Moore
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Vincent E. Morgan
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Houston, TX
Rick Lee Oldenettel
Oldenettel & McCabe
Houston, TX
Meloney Perry
Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP
Dallas, TX
Kirk L. Pittard
Kelly, Durham & Pittard, LLP
Dallas, TX
Ryan D. Pratt
Ernst & Young LLP
Houston, TX
David J. Schubert
Schubert & Evans PC
Dallas, TX
Susan Sessler
Matson Driscoll & Damico
Richardson, TX
Lee H. Shidlofsky
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Paul K. Stafford
Carter Stafford Arnett Hamada Mockler, PLLC
Dallas, TX
L. Kimberly Steele
Sedgwick, LLP
Dallas, TX
Amy Elizabeth Stewart
Attorney at Law
Dallas, TX
Mark A. Ticer
Attorney at Law
Dallas, TX
Stephen E. Walraven
Langley & Banack, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
Patrick J. Wielinski
Cokinos, Bosien & Young, P.C.
Irving, TX
Lennon C. Wright
Attorney at Law
Houston, TX

Planning Committee

Lee H. Shidlofsky—Chair
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Robert D. Allen
Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP
Dallas, TX
William J. Chriss
Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
J. James Cooper
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Houston, TX
Jamie Penton Cooper
Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P.
Houston, TX
R. Brent Cooper
Cooper & Scully, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Veronica Carmona Czuchna
Duggins Wren Mann & Romero, LLP
Austin, TX
Rachelle H. Glazer
Thompson & Knight LLP
Dallas, TX
Michael W. Huddleston
Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller LLP
Dallas, TX
Mark L. Kincaid
George, Brothers, Kincaid & Horton LLP
Austin, TX
Joe K. Longley
Law Offices of Joe K. Longley
Austin, TX
Brian Scott Martin
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P.
Houston, TX
Ernest Martin Jr.
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX
Philip K. Maxwell
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Stephen A. Melendi
Tollefson Bradley Ball & Mitchell, LLP
Dallas, TX
James H. (Hamp) Moody III
Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Vincent E. Morgan
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Houston, TX
Meloney Perry
Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP
Dallas, TX
Michael Sean Quinn
Attorney at Law
Salado, TX
Lisa A. Songy
Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller LLP
Dallas, TX
Paul K. Stafford
Carter Stafford Arnett Hamada Mockler, PLLC
Dallas, TX
Amy Elizabeth Stewart
Attorney at Law
Dallas, TX
Mark A. Ticer
Attorney at Law
Dallas, TX
Stephen E. Walraven
Langley & Banack, Inc.
San Antonio, TX

UT Law CLE

2012 Insurance Law Institute

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
12.75 hrs  |  1.75 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Expected for Civil Trial Law, Expected for Consumer and Commercial Law, Expected for Personal Injury Trial Law
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
California
12.75 hrs  |  1.75 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
15.00 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
TX Insurance
Additional Information
UT Law CLE conferences are considered "qualifying" courses, not certified by TDI. Such qualifying courses may be used for credit.

Qualifying courses are insurance courses that are: (A) offered for credit by accredited colleges, universities, or law schools; or (B) part of a national designation certification program; or (C) approved for classroom, classroom equivalent, or participatory credit by the continuing education approval authority of a state bar association or state board of public accountancy; or (D) certified or approved for continuing education credit under the guidelines of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.

Continuing Education Credit Information for Agents and Adjusters

Agent/Adjuster Continuing Education Forms
 

UT Law CLE

2012 Insurance Law Institute

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Oct 15, 2012
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Green Registration - USB Key ONLY early registration: Oct 15, 2012
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Oct 12, 2012
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Oct 15, 2012
    $50 processing fee applied

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Hotel / Venue

Austin

Courtyard by Marriott Austin-Downtown

300 East 4th Street ·
Austin, TX
512-236-8008 (reservations)
Map

Parking Information

Daily self-parking $7 for up to 3 hours; $21 for +6 hours and overnight; Valet parking $16 daily; $27 overnight valet

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