Did you miss the recent hot topic webinars hosted by the Insurance Law Section? The January 11, 2018 and August 8th webinars are available for purchase online here via the Texas Institute of CLE website. For a limited time you can still earn up to 1.0 hour MCLE credit from your own home or office!
“The Gathering Storm: What to Expect from the Anticipated Flood of Harvey-Related Litigation“
Held January 11, 2018
About the Webinar: Jeff Raizner discusses issues deriving from Hurricane Harvey as it relates to 3 main types of potential claims that we’ll see play out in litigation over the next few years and how they correlate with each other. First, there are the inverse condemnation claims for people affected by the Addicks and Barker dam releases and the various actions that have been filed with the Court of Federal Claims. We’ll give an overview on the status of the litigation and a brief case law overview on federal takings. Next will be windstorm claims that property owners may have under a commercial property or homeowners policy, how the recent changes to the Texas Insurance Code will play into future litigation, the benefits of consolidating litigation, and lessons from Ike. And finally, there will be a brief discussion on how litigation over flood claims differ from litigation under the Texas Insurance Code related to windstorm claims, set against the backdrop of the various NFIP policies vs. private policies.
Presented by: Jeffrey L. Raizner, Raizner Slania LLP, Houston, Texas
“USAA v. Menchaca: The Texas Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on Insurance Bad Faith“
Held August 8, 2018
About the Webinar: After several motions for rehearing and two opinions, the Texas Supreme Court has made clear that Insurance Bad Faith and Vail v. Texas Farm Bureau are still alive, but under what circumstances? This webinar will discuss the now famous “five rules” of Menchaca and what they mean for the future of insurance litigation in Texas.
Presented by: William J. Chriss, The Snapka Law Firm (Of Counsel), Corpus Christi, Texas & Tarron L. Gartner-Ilai, Cooper & Scully, P.C., Dallas, Texas