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HTMLInsurance Chain Reaction from the Tianjin Port Explosion
Qianwei Fu, Matthew J. Gollinger; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2015, previously published on September 29, 2015
The recent Tianjin port explosion, like the 2011 Japanese earthquake and Thai floods, will lead to massive supply chain disruption. The impacted area included a high concentration of multinational and technology companies. The Tianjin area is home to 285 of the Fortune 500 companies, with the...

 

HTMLThe Ethics of Using Public Adjusters as Expert Witnesses
Todd M. Tippett; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 28, 2015, previously published on September 24, 2015
Those familiar with the issues faced by insurers in Texas first-party insurance claims, particularly in the realm of hail damage claims, are undoubtedly aware of what has been labeled the "Progressive Claim Syndrome.” In a nutshell, the Progressive Claim Syndrome is the process of...

 

HTMLCompetitors Push Back With False Advertising Laws
Eric W. Buetzow; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015
In a time when the “disruptive” label is far from viewed as pejorative and, in fact, deemed essential for many new business models, existing market participants looking to fight back are turning to powerful federal and state false advertising laws to re-establish the rules of the game....

 

Adobe PDFThe Wild West of Improper Joinder in North Texas
Jennifer L. Gibbs; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2015, previously published on August 17, 2015
In 1998, the Texas Supreme Court recognized that an insurance claim adjuster can be held personally liable for a breach of the Texas Insurance Code. Based on this precedent, it has become commonplace for claim adjusters to be named as defendants in lawsuits arising from disputed insurance claims....