Engaged by defense counsel to opine regarding Agent Errors & Omissions relative to placement of a Broker-Dealer/Registered Investment Advisor(s) Professional Liability policy. Case involved evaluation of coverage afforded a named insured vs. additional insured, Surplus Lines, and Claims Made issues. Claims stemming from a Registered Investment Advisor’s fraudulent investment activities and subsequent conviction were denied by carrier which resulted in an Insurance Bad Faith claim against the agent. Onyx v. Indian Harbor, CalSurance, et al; Civil Action No. 3:13-CV-03426-P In The United States District Court For The Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. Attorney Blake Bailey, Phelps Dunbar LLP, (817) 488-3134.
Category: Professional Liability (Error & Omission)
May 6, 2015admin
Consulting expert engaged by counsel for carrier and surplus lines agent pursuing recovery from retail agent. Case involved placement issues for a Food Borne Illness policy covering Trade Name Restoration, Loss of Business Income and Incident Response. Following claim denial for an E-coli outbreak, litigation resulted from retail agent’s “failure to disclose material terms” to restaurant franchisees enrolled under a Master policy. Lloyds and Professional Liability Insurance Services v. IMA of Kansas; Cause no. D-1-GN-10-004172 In District Court of Travis County, Texas, 353rd Judicial District. Attorney Christopher White, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP (214) 722-7100.
February 3, 2012admin
Engaged by carrier as Claims Made and Reported Professional Liability Insurance expert. Case involved late notice of claim and required expertise with Agents Errors & Omissions, Commercial General Liability (including Pollution Liability) and Commercial Umbrella. Environmental Analytics, Inc. v. Chartis Claims, Inc., et al. Cause No. 2010-42050; In The 234th J.D. Court Harris County, Texas. Attorneys Tim Kilgore and Dan Lynn, Jackson & Campbell, PC (202) 457-1632.
February 1, 2012admin
Retained by counsel for physician seeking claim payment under his Professional Liability policy. Case required expertise in Claims Made medical malpractice Liability Insurance, Workers Compensation and Insurance Bad Faith. Lowe vs. TMLT, Cause No. 348-223452-07; 348th Judicial District Court of Tarrant County, Texas. Attorney Bill Kirkman – Bourland & Kirkman, LLP (817) 336-2800.
October 1, 2009admin
Retained as a Professional Liability Expert to analyze issues of Insurance Bad Faith and Claims Made policies for Real Estate Brokers & Agents professional liability. Haynes v. Griffin, et al Cause No. 08-13312-G, 134th State District Court of Dallas County, TX. Plaintiff counsel Nathan Ziegler, (806) 765-8801.
May 1, 2009admin
Retained as plaintiff counsel’s Insurance expert to provide analysis and opinions regarding Agent Errors & Omissions and Insurance Bad Faith. Case issues involved placement of Claims Made Medical Malpractice insurance and Agent Standard of Care to advise when advising clients of Professional Liability market conditions. during insurance placement. Attorney Michael Hance, Franklin & Hance, PSC (502) 637-6000. Leslie Hill, M.D. v. SCW Agency, et al. Case No. 04-CI-07409 in Jefferson Circuit Court, Division 10, Commonwealth of Kentucky.
May 1, 2007admin
Engaged by insurance carrier as Agent Errors & Omissions, Commercial General Liability and Professional Liability Insurance expert. Dispute arose from late notice of claim under both Occurrence form and Claims Made policies. Attorney Carol Keough – Coats Rose Yale Ryman Lee (713) 653-7372; REO vs. Zurich American Insurance Co., et al. Cause No. C-1739-01-CA (Severed cause); in The 139th J.D. Court, Hidalgo County, Texas.
February 1, 2006admin
Case involved Commercial General Liability and Professional Liability coverage issues relative to compliance with insurance requirements in a software contract. Defense Attorney Dan Bates – Decker, Jones, McMackin, McClane, Hall & Bates, P.C., Fort Worth, TX, (817) 336-2400. Bell Helicopter v. Global Technical Services, Inc., Cause # 17-215027-05, 17th District Court, Tarrant County, Texas.
August 1, 2004admin