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THIS MONTH: Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality • After 65: Second Chances for Inheritance and Long-Term Care Planning • View from the Mediator • Maximizing Your Firm's Profit with Better Financial Data • Ethics for Business Lawyers more »
Session 1: Attorney Fees in Insurance Litigation: What Works and What Doesn’t - One of the common threads in almost all coverage lawsuits is the potential for the policyholder, and sometimes the insurer, to recover their attorneys fees. Explore the legal, equitable, and evidentiary issues for recovering attorneys fees in insurance litigation.
Session 2: Tips for Trying an Insurance Case - Two of the state’s leading policyholder and carrier trial lawyers provide strategic insights on successful trial techniques and litigation strategies they have seen work in winning insurance bad faith cases.
Session 3: Insured's Right to Independent Counsel: Navigating Texas Case Law Since the Davalos Decision - Review the development of the right to independent counsel in Texas since the seminal 2004 Texas Supreme Court decision in Northern County Mutual Ins. Co. v. Davalos, and take an in-depth look at the issues that remain unresolved.
Session 4: The View from the Appellate Bench - State and federal appellate judges answer questions of real importance to lawyers and clients engaged in coverage litigation.
Session 5: In the Trenches: Litigation from the Insured's Perspective - Get practical advice and tips for handling coverage litigation from the insured's perspective. more »
Session 1: How Representation and Warranty Insurance is Changing the Game - The “Insured Deal” is here to stay. Go beyond the basics and drill-down into provisions that should be negotiated and practices that should evolve when an insured deal is in play.
Session 2: Special Issues in Acquisitions of Venture-Backed Companies - Why is a VC-backed target different, and how do those differences impact the process pursued and provisions negotiated? Examine critical and complicated issues that commonly arise in acquisitions of VC-backed companies, including complex waterfalls, blurring of management incentives with purchase price, disproportionate allocation of indemnity risk among stockholders/stakeholders, and fiduciary duties of VC-nominated directors.
Session 3: More Cake: Advanced Issues in Carve-Outs and Divestitures - An in-depth discussion of advanced issues in carveout transactions, including preparing your sell-side client for a divisional sale, advising your buy-side client on separation issues, navigating multi-jurisdictional carveouts and negotiating transition services, including data from the ABA Merger and Acquisitions Committee’s Carveout Deal Points Study. more »
Session 1: Home Equity Amendments: Servicing Perspective - Learn how the changes to the Texas Constitution relating to home equity liens affect a servicer handling loans in default.
Session 2: Flaws and Risks in Mortgage Insurance Requirements and Provisions -
Session 3: Foreclosure-Related Litigation Update - Review recent federal and state court foreclosure-related litigation, including jurisdictional issues and common claims and defenses.
Session 4: Dead Debtors: The Problem, The Past, and The Plan - Even after death, title issues exist that will haunt even the astute attorney or underwriter. more »
Session 1: Insurance Litigation Post-Harvey - Review the most hotly contested issues in first party insurance claims and litigation arising out of the recent hurricane, including flood versus wind, special rules for TWIA claims, and the new "natural causes" amendments to the Texas Insurance Code.
Session 2: UCC Security Interests in Real Estate Financings - Address the creation and perfection of UCC security interests in real estate financing transactions.
Session 3: Cybersecurity Insurance - Examine key insurance provisions and hear thoughts on evolving exposures impacting privacy and cyber insurance. more »
Session 1: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in Car Crash Cases - Two trial judges with a combined 25 years of judicial experience discuss what they’ve seen that works and doesn’t work in car crash cases.
Session 2: View From the Mediator - Explore effective mediation strategies. What does the mediator need from you? What does your opponent need from you? What helps and what doesn’t? more »
Session 1: Accident Reconstruction Deconstructed - Technology and resources available today can allow post-accident physical evidence to resolve many fact disputes about how an incident happened, who was at fault, and reveal potential gross negligence facts. Learn what top experts can do for the right case, what the law allows you to do with this information, and what reconstruction resources are available for more modest value cases.
Session 2: Red Flag Injuries/Auto Product Liability - Learn how to spot product liability issues in catastrophic injury car crashes and evidence collection and preservation.
Session 3: Injury Causation in Low Property Damage Cases - Hear from plaintiff and defense attorneys on best practices for assessing injuries in low property damage cases, including a review of the rationale behind these assessments. more »
Session 1: Telling the Story of Your Case - There are fundamentals of story that apply to almost every aspect of trial. Jurors create narratives, and they are not in the form of “the evidence will show…” Implementing storytelling techniques can help any advocate, in any type of case, present the evidence closer to the form in which jurors comprehend and remember.
Session 2: Case Study: $30K Car Crash to $1 Million Verdict - Examine methods and strategies for maximizing value on routine car crash cases.
Session 3: Affidavits and Controverting Affidavits: Uses and Abuses - Review best practices for using and defending against controverting affidavits in the recovery of accident-related medical expenses.
Session 4: Conflicts in Car Crash Cases - Explore how to understand and address conflicts that exist or arise in car crash cases, whether you are plaintiff or defendant. more »
Session 1: The Ethics of Redacting Medical Records from Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Perspective - Do HIPAA, TRE 509, and TRE 510, and other rules allow (or mandate) that attorneys shield medical records from discovery? If so, by what process?
Session 2: Spinal Complications of Car Crashes: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Confusing - Review common injuries of the spine caused by motor vehicle collisions, including current and appropriate acute assessment and treatment, as well as rehabilitation strategies and long-term considerations and challenges.
Session 3: Presenting and Crossing Doctors - Hear tips for deposing the treating doctors and the testifiers.
Session 4: Subrogation and Liens - Examine the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA, workers' comp, hospital liens, state employees, local employees, and disability plans. Focus on safeguards created by a state law which protects first party and portions of third-party recoveries from many insured plans. more »
Session 1: Texas Auto Policies - Explore how to get the most from your coverage.
Session 2: Uninsured and Under-Insured Motorist - Learn strategies to present and defend uninsured and underinsured motorist claims. more »
Session 1: Transportation Network Companies: A Distinction That Makes a Difference - Rideshare businesses are part of our daily lives now. The practical and legal implications of this new industry are important for every car crash case.
Session 2: Autonomous Vehicles - Auto insurance and litigation will be forever changed. more »
Session 1: Artificial Intelligence and its Effect on the Legal Industry - AI is getting a lot of attention, creating fears and in many cases unrealistic expectations. Explore the reality of AI, how it practically can impact legal work flows, and how it can be a positive force that enables lawyers to do their jobs faster, cheaper and better for their clients.
Session 2: Strategic Use of E-Discovery - Fewer than one out of a hundred cases are tried. Accordingly, discovery strategy is often more vital than trial strategy. Yet, strategic use of e-discovery garners little attention, perhaps because the fundamentals demand so much focus that there is little room for flourishes. If you only know one way of doing things, how do you act strategically? Review methods to deploy e-discovery strategically, mindful of our opponent’s fears, goals, and pain points … as well as our own.
Session 3: The Business of Social Media - How are social media assets created and transferred? How are “visits” and “hits” measured and valued? Investigate the business of social media with profiles of prominent social media companies and get insight into many of the products in the social commerce space that help companies collect and make use of consumer-generated content.
Session 4: Hearsay in a Digital World - Review important hearsay issues, with an emphasis on hearsay appearing in social media, texts, and other new media.
Session 5: Getting from Internet to Evidence - Social media can be a goldmine in certain cases, if you can discover relevant data and get it into evidence. Learn ethical methods of eDiscovery related to social media, the nuts and bolts of admitting social media data into evidence, and strategies for using that evidence on both liability and damages claims.
Session 6: Social Media and Homeowners Insurance: Are Your Facebook Posts Covered? - Litigation stemming from social media activities has exploded in recent years. While the defendants in these cases often look to their homeowners insurance for protection, the typical policy gives insurers multiple ways out.
Session 7: Data Security Breach Litigation - Review what a litigator needs in order to prepare a client for litigation or an investigation by regulators after a data security breach. Takeaways include protocol for preserving the attorney client privilege and evidence before, during and after a breach; cybersecurity liability insurance litigation updates; and creating proof points, including a discussion of cybersecurity best practices and "cybersecurity basics," to effectively minimize damages, fines and penalties.
Session 8: Law Firm Data Security and the Ethical Duty of Technology Competence - As clients demand attorneys deliver legal services more efficiently by using technology it increases pressure to have technical knowledge and proficiency. Further, the American Bar Association and 28 states have created a model rule for the ethical duty of technology competence. Hear an overview of the significant material risks and impact on a law firm following a breach and the potential consequences from an ethics and disciplinary perspective. more »
THIS MONTH: Emerging Trends in Healthcare • Immigration Removal Defenses: A View from the Trenches • Authentication of Electronic Evidence • Addressing Lease Defaults in Bankruptcy • The Noble Lawyer and the Ethics of Client Management more »