Four Houston Attorneys to Present at Advanced Insurance and Tort Claims Seminar

April 23, 2009

Brian S. Martin, Zandra E. Foley, and James N. Isbell will present at the University of Houston’s Advanced Insurance and Tort Claims Seminar.  The seminar will be held April 16-17 at the Hilton University of Houston in Houston, and again April 23-24 at the Cityplace Conference Center in Dallas.  Twelve hours of MCLE credit including 2 hours ethics/professional responsibility are available at this seminar.

Brian S. Martin will speak on Day 1 at 10:45 a.m. on “Allocation of Coverage:  Triggers and Their Effect on Both Claimants and Insureds:  Who Pays and How Much?”  James N. Isbell will speak on Day 2 at 8:30 a.m. on “Stowers Today:  Settlement Demands and Settlement Responses.”  Zandra E. Foley, the Course Director of the seminar, will speak on Day 2 at 10:15 a.m. on “Contribution, Indemnity and Proportionate Responsibility:  Which Apportionment Method Applies, What Does It Mean, and What Are the Parties’ Approaches?”

This comprehensive course will cover important issues in handling insurance claims and litigation today.  Topics include coverage issues most likely to arise from credit crisis claims; Hurricane Ike claims and suit issues; allocation of coverage; automobile policies; the key provisions in commercial and institutional policies; recent cases you need to know; the duty to defend; agents and brokers liability; Stowers today; ethics; contribution, indemnity and proportionate responsibility; primary and excess coverage; multiple claimants and multiple insureds; bad faith; declaratory judgment actions; and damages.  For more information and to register for the seminar, visit