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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....

 

HTMLOstriches Beware: E-Discovery Ethics In Social Media
Eric P. Mandel, Charles R. Ragan; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015
“Electronic document creation and/or storage, and electronic communications, have become commonplace in modern life, and discovery of ESI is now a frequent part of almost any litigated matter. Attorneys who handle litigation may not ignore the requirements and obligations of electronic...

 

HTMLA Primer On Insurance Dispute Resolution In China
Qianwei Fu, Jiangxiao Athena Hou, Jose M. Umbert; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 14, 2015
We previously discussed in a June 10, 2015, guest article the basics of insurance underwriting and claim handling in China. In this article, we give an overview of the legal framework and relevant key issues in insurance coverage dispute resolution in China.[1]

 

HTMLTexas Court Talks Insurance And Actual Cash Value
Shannon M. O'Malley; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 20, 2015, previously published by Texas Law360 on April 8, 2015
When an insured suffers a property loss, the insurance policy defines the parameters of recovery. Typically, a property insurance policy¿s default valuation provision for a property loss is the actual cash value of the property. Calculation of the actual cash value often takes the age of the...

 

HTMLTexas' Atty Fee Statute — Elevating Form Over Substance?
James W. Holbrook; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Texas Law360 on April 23, 2014
Texas follows the American Rule, which provides that litigants may recover attorneys' fees only if specifically provided for by contract or statute. One such statute — Section 38.001 of the Texas Civil Practice Remedies Code — allows a “person [to] recover reasonable attorneys'...

 

HTMLInsurance In Brazil: A Reinsurance Perspective
Jason Reeves, Jose M. Umbert; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Insurance Law360 on August 14, 2014
Brazil, the largest South American economy, has been an important market for international insurers and reinsurers for many years. At the same time, Brazil presents major property risks for underwriters. Companies covering first-party risks in the country, and particularly international reinsurers...

 

HTMLThe Perilous 'Superperil' Ruling In NJ Storm Surge Case
Thomas H. Cook; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Insurance Law360 on April 2, 2015
The Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County's ruling in Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. v. Ace American Insurance Co. on March 23 follows a line of thought advanced by many policyholder lawyers that including a definition of “Named Windstorm” in a property policy —...

 


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