MDJW First Friday Webinar - Reservations of Rights and the Insurer’s Continuing Right to Retain Defense Counsel: Myths and Misconceptions

Wayne Pickering - Presenter

March 6, 2015

Increasingly, MDJW’s insurance clients are encountering insureds who are taking the position that they are entitled to name their own defense counsel if their liability carrier issues a reservation of rights letter.  This is not the law in Texas, and some strong case law has emerged in the past couple of years in support of the insurer’s right to continue to control the defense and name defense counsel, except in extreme circumstances.  This presentation will discuss the issue in more detail.

Mr. Pickering’s legal experience includes many years of experience at both the trial and appellate level in numerous facets of insurance litigation, including coverage issues, bad faith and extra-contractual claims, as well as litigating professional liability claims against insurance agents, brokers and claims adjusters. Mr. Pickering’s experience also includes the representation of automobile manufacturers and manufacturers of commercial equipment and consumer products in products liability actions and warranty claims. Mr. Pickering also has authored or co-authored numerous articles and edited treatises in the field of insurance law.

We have applied to the Texas Department of Insurance for one hour of Texas CE credit and to the Texas State Bar for one hour of CLE credit.  We do not apply for CE or CLE in any other state.  However, we can provide a Certificate of Attendance for you to use in applying for credit with other agencies.  Please note that we do not guarantee that any other agency will accept the Certificate of Attendance. 

Register for this webinar at:  You will have the option of supplying your Texas Department of Insurance license number and/or Texas State Bar number during the registration process if you will be requesting CE or CLE credit.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.  We have a limit of 200 participants for the webinar.

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