Engaged by carrier’s defense counsel as their Workers Compensation expert. Carrier and third party administrator were enjoined in litigation between policyholder and agent following a fatality injury to an out of state employee. Case involved allegations of Agent Errors & Omissions and Insurance Bad Faith relative to “Other States Insurance”, Construction agreements and Certificates of Insurance. Factory Sales and Engineering v. Ellsworth Corporation, et al; Docket No. 2007-15870 Division “D”, 22nd Judicial District Court for the State of Louisiana, Parish of St. Tammany. Attorneys for carrier Heather Blackburn & Janice Unland, Rabalais, Unland, & Lorio, (985) 893-9900.
Category: Workers Compensation
June 1, 2011burld
Retained as consultant to evaluate ongoing projects coverage continuity issues relative to termination of a rolling OCIP (Owner Controlled Insurance Program). Consultation included forensic review of premium audit procedures for Commercial General Liability, Completed Operations, Commercial Umbrella, Inland Marine Builders Risk and Workers Compensation. Policyholder Tarrant County College District; Attorney Burch Waldron, Law, Snakard & Gambill, P.C. (817) 878-6319.
November 1, 2010burld
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, 2009burld
Insurance expert witness designation pertaining to Business Auto claim denial for Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage. Case required analysis of interplay between Commercial Auto, Agent Errors & Omissions, Insurance Bad Faith and Workers Compensation. Elizondo v. American International Group, et al; Cause No. 07-62262-1, County Court at Law No. 1, Nueces County, Texas. Plaintiff counsel Doug Allison (361) 215-7802.
April 1, 2009burld
Retained by hospital’s in house general counsel to provide analysis of CCIP for a large hospital addition. Engagement included assessment of how and what coverage would be extended to the owner under a CCIP (Contractor Controlled Insurance Program) in contrast to an OCIP (Owner Controlled Insurance Program). Client requested evaluation of issues involving Commercial General Liability, Completed Operations, Commercial Umbrella, Inland Marine Builders Risk (including “soft costs”) and Workers Compensation. Attorney John McNey, General Counsel, Cook Children’s Medical Center , (682)-885-1330.
March 1, 2009burld
Defense counsel engagement regarding alleged Insurance Bad Faith placement of a loss sensitive insurance program and carrier’s claim reserve methodology. Case required expertise in Commercial General Liability, Workers Compensation, Agent Errors & Omissions. Attorneys Leland de la Garza and David Tabor – Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP (214) 780-1400 Lauren Engineers and Contractors, Inc. v. Hilb Rogal, and St. Paul Insurance , 104th District Court, Taylor County, TX, Cause # 23376-B.
February 1, 2007burld
Engaged to assist defense attorneys answering alleged Agent Errors & Omissions. A fireworks explosion and fire resulted in multiple fatalities and widespread property losses. Allegations involved coverage placement disputes for numerous lines of insurance: Commercial Auto, Workers Compensation, General Liability Insurance, Commercial Umbrella, and Property Insurance. Attorneys Brent Cooper and Joyce Ondich – Cooper & Scully, PC, (214) 712-9500. Joseph M. Lamb, Jr. d/b/a Pyrotechnics by Lamb v. Britton-Gallagher, et al; Civil Action No. 2-04CV-400, US District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.
September 1, 2005burld
Defense counsel engagement regarding insurance placement “Standard of Care”, market conditions and allegations of fraud. Case issues included Insurance Agent Errors & Omissions during placement of a PEO Workers Compensation program. Attorney Troy Glander – Davis, Cedillo & Mendoza, Inc. (210) 822-6666. Texas Citrus Exchange, et al v. Brown & Brown, Inc., et al; Cause No.C-1420-02-E; in the 275th Judicial District, Hidalgo County, Texas.
March 1, 2005burld
Retained by plaintiff to provide forensic insurance analysis of coverage and premiums. Case involved issues of agent negligence over multiple policy years in placing Workers Compensation, Products Liability Insurance, Commercial Umbrella, and Property Insurance. Attorney – Craig Albert of Godwin Gruber Attorneys (214) 207-6901. Aurora Equipment v. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Cause No. 04-07955-E; 101st Judicial District Court of Dallas County, TX.
March 1, 2005burld
Litigation involved Commercial General Liability Insurance third party over action and establishing “Non-employee” status of plaintiff under Texas Workers Compensation Insurance Nonsubscriber statutes. Engaged by plaintiff’s attorney Mike Henry – Jose, Henry, Brantley, MacLean & Alvarado, L.L.P., (817) 877- 3303. Lewis v. The Williams Companies, Inc., et al; Cause No. 2003-29049; 334th District Court, Harris County, Texas.
August 1, 2004burld