Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
10BLCWinter.

10BLCWinter.

Ratings: (0)|Views: 47|Likes:
Published by gentrfam
My article is on page 13.
My article is on page 13.

More info:

Published by: gentrfam on Mar 18, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

11/14/2012

pdf

text

original

 
Ininsurancerecoveryactionsinvolvingliabilitypolicies,suchasdirectors’andofficers(“D&O”)poli-cies,errorsandomissions(“E&O”)policies,andcom-prehensiveorcommercialgeneralliability(“CGL”)policies,bothpolicyholdersandinsurancecompaniesfrequentlyutilizethirdpartydiscoverytohelpprovetheirrespectivecases.Insomeinstances,thirdpartydiscoverycanprovidecasedispositivedocumentsandtestimony;inothers,itfillsintheblanksleftbypartydiscovery.Inthisarticle,weexaminesomeofthemorecommonlysoughttypesofthirdpartydiscoveryininsurancerecoveryactions,whythatdiscoverymightbeuseful,andsomeofthewaysinwhichtherulesregardingthirdpartydiscoveryaredifferentfromtherulesregardingpartydiscovery.
TYPESOFTHIRDPARTYDISCOVERYCOMMONLYSOUGHT
Amongthemostcommonlysoughtthirdpartydis-coveryininsurancerecoveryactionsinvolvingD&O,E&O,andCGLpoliciesisdiscoveryfromreinsurancecompanies,thepolicyholdersattorneyintheliabilityclaimgivingrisetotheinsurancerecoveryaction(the“underlyingaction”),andinsurancebrokers.Someof thereasonsforseekingthatdiscoveryarediscussedbelow.
DiscoveryfromReinsuranceCompanies
Reinsuranceisinsuranceforinsurancecompanies.Reinsurancecontractscomeinmanydifferentformsbut,inessence,theyarecontractsbetweenaninsurance
Uniting Plaintiff, Defense, Insurance, and Corporate Counsel to Advance the Civil Justice System
B
USINESS
L
ITIGATION
C
OMMITTEE
Winter 2010 
IN THIS ISSUE 
 
CommitteeNewsCommitteeNews
DISTINCTIONWITHADIFFERENCEPARTYANDNONPARTYDISCOVERYININSURANCERECOVERYACTIONS
 
BusinessLitigationCommitteeNewsletterWinter2010
2
Chair 
WyndallIvey
Maynard Cooper & Gale PC 
1901 6th Ave N, Ste 2400Birmingham, AL, 35203-4604(205) 254-1182Fax: (205) 254-1999wivey@maynardcooper.com
Chair-Elect 
JamesMyrick
Buist Moore Smythe McGee PA
5 Exchange StCharleston, SC, 29401-2593(843) 722-3400Fax: (843) 723-7398jmyrick@buistmoore.com
Last Retiring Chair 
RobertCaldwell
Kolesar & Leatham Chtd 
3320 W Sahara Ave., Ste 380Las Vegas, NV, 89102-3202(702) 362-7800Fax: (702) 362-1281rcaldwell@klnevada.com
Law Student 
ElizabethFriedenstein
7517 NW 115th StOklahoma City, OK, 73162-1334efriedenstein.stu@okcu.edu
Membership Vice-Chair 
KathleenFoster
1929 Allen PkwyDallas, TX, 75266-0407(214) 596-5146Fax: (214) 596-4599kathleen.foster@nissan-usa.com
Newsletter Co-Vice-Chairs 
DouglasAlbritton
Reed Smith LLP 
10 South Wacker Dr., 40th FloorChicago, IL, 60606-7507(312) 207-1000Fax: (312) 207-6400
ChristineDavis
Howrey LLP 
1299 Pennsylvania Ave NWWashington, DC, 20004-2400(202) 383-6768Fax: (202) 383-6610daviscs@howrey.com
SharonFerguson
Meckler Bulger & Tilson 
123 N Wacker Dr., Ste 1800Chicago, IL, 60606-1770(312) 474-4463
Vice-Chairs 
JohnAllen
Varnum Riddering Schmidt 
251 N Rose St., Fl 4Kalamazoo, MI, 49007-3842(269) 382-2300Fax: (269) 382-2382jwallen@varnumlaw.com
NealBerinhout
AT&T 
1025 Lenox Park Blvd NE, 5th FlAtlanta, GA, 30319-5309(404) 986-1427Fax: (404) 986-1809neal.berinhout@att.com
JeffreyBrauer
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP200 Public Sq, Ste 2800Cleveland, OH, 44114-2303(216) 274-2371Fax: (216) 241-2824jabrauer@hahnlaw.com
AndersonCao
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC 
1001 McKinney St., Ste 1500Houston, TX, 77002-6420(713) 520-1900Fax: (713) 520-1025acao@mcglinchey.com
LindsayCarlson
Alston & Bird LLP 
333 S Hope St., Fl 16Los Angeles, CA, 90071-1406(213) 576-1038Fax: (213) 576-1100
DennisCarrillo
Lambert Coffin Haenin 
477 Congress StreetPortland, ME, 04112207-874-4000Fax: 207-874-4040dcarrillo@lambertcoffin.com
VanCates
Veolia Water North America 
14055 Riveredge Dr., Ste 240Tampa, FL, 33637-2099(813) 983-2804Fax: (813) 983-2821van.cates@veoliawaterna.com
DavidCohen
Angels Baseball LP 
2000 Gene Autry WayAnaheim, CA, 92806-6143(714) 940-2065Fax: (714) 940-2251david.cohen@angelsbb.com
ChristopherLDavis
SCI Management 
1929 Allen Pkwy, Fl 10Houston, TX, 77019-2506(713) 525-9171Fax: (281) 582-6236christopher.farmer@sci-us.com
MarcyGreer
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP 
600 Congress Ave., Ste 2400Austin, TX, 78701-3271(512) 536-4581Fax: (512) 536-4598mgreer@fulbright.com
LauraHedge
Harrison Bettis 
1415 Louisiana Street, 37th FloorHouston, TX, 77002713.843.7897Fax: 713.843.7901laura.hedge@harrisonbettis.com
JomaJones
Robert Half International Inc 
2884 Sand Hill RdMenlo Park, CA, 94025-7072(650) 234-6939Fax: (650) 234-6319joma.jones@rhi.com
KermittKendrick
Burr & Forman LLP 
420 North 20th Street, Suite 3400Birmingham, AL, 35203(205) 458-5393Fax: (205) 244-5665Kkendric@burr.com
AlyssaMcCorkle
4375 Jutland Dr., 200San Diego, CA, 92117-3600(858) 750-7601Fax: amccorkle@piteduncan.com
JoelMohrman
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC 
1001 McKinney Street; Suite 1500Houston, TX, 77002(713) 335-2107Fax: (713) 520-1025jmohrman@mcglinchey.com
StevenRParker
Balch & Bingham LLP 
1901 6th Ave N, Suite 2600Birmingham, AL, 35203-4644(205) 251-8100Fax: (205) 488-5487sparker@balch.com
GeorgeParker
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings 
401 Adams Avenue, Suite 780Montgomery, AL, 36104(334) 956-7607Fax: (334) 956-7701gparker@babc.com
RobertParker
Reed Smith 
2 Embarcadero Ctr., Ste 2000San Francisco, CA, 94111-3922(415) 659-5965Fax: (415) 391-2869rphillips@reedsmith.com
LorenPodwill
Bullivant Houser Bailey PC 
888 SW 5th Ave., Ste 300Portland, OR, 97204-2089(503) 499-4620Fax: (503) 295-0915loren.podwill@bullivant.com
MichelePowers
Alston & Bird LLP 
333 S Hope St., Fl 16Los Angeles, CA, 90071-1406(213) 576-1030Fax: (213) 576-1100michele.powers@alston.com
NosiziRalephata
Turner Padget Graham & Laney 
PO Box 22129Charleston, SC, 29413-2129(843) 576-2807Fax: (843) 577-1655nralephata@turnerpadget.com
DavidReif
McCarter & English LLP 
185 Asylum St., City Place I Fl 36Hartford, CT, 06103-3408(860) 275-6703Fax: (860) 560-5945dreif@mccarter.com
DickSemerdjian
Schwartz Semerdjian et al 
101 W Broadway, Ste 810San Diego, CA, 92101-8229(619) 917-5414Fax: (619) 236-8827das@sshbclaw.com
ChristopherShelton
300 N State St., Apt 4501Chicago, IL, 60654-5462chshelton@gmail.com
EarlSundmaker,III
Chaffe McCall 
1100 Poydras St., Ste 2300New Orleans, AL, 70163504-585-7233Fax: 504-544-6094Sundmaker@chaffe.com
JamesTerrell
McCallum Methvin & Terrell PC 
2201 Arlington Ave SBirmingham, AL, 35205-4003(205) 939-0199Fax: (205) 939-0399jterrell@mmlaw.net
ThomasWerthThagardIII
Maynard Cooper & Gale PC 
2400 Regions Harbert Plaza1901 6th Ave NBirmingham, AL, 5203-2618(205) 254-1091Fax: (205) 254-1091tthagard@maynardcooper.com
HowardThagardIII
Burr & Forman LLP 
420 20th St N, Ste 3400Birmingham, AL, 35203-3284(205) 458-5462Fax: hpwaltha@burr.com
DaleWeppner
Greensfelder Hemker & Gale 
10 S Broadway, Ste 2000Saint Louis, MO, 63102-1747(314) 241-9090Fax: (314) 241-8624dmw@greensfelder.com
ThomasWert
Roetzel & Andress 
PO Box 6507Orlando, FL, 32802-6507(407) 835-8548Fax: (407) 835-3596twert@ralaw.com
ScottWolf
Blanchard Walker & Roberts 
400 Texas St., Fl 14Shreveport, LA, 71101-3525(318) 934-0228Fax: (318) 227-2967swolf@bwor.com
 
BusinessLitigationCommitteeNewsletterWinter2010
3
WELCOMEFROMTHECHAIR
ThankyouforbeingapartoftheABA/TIPSBusinessLitigationCommittee(“BLC”).ItismyhonortoserveastheBLC’sChairfor2009-2010.SincetheannualmeetinginChicago,theCommitteehasbeenveryproductiveinprovidingprogramsandservicestoitsmembership.DuringtheTIPSFallMeetinginSanDiego,membersattendedaDutchtreatbreakfastatSheerwaterRestaurant.Thebreakfastgavemembersanopportunitytofellowshipandenjoyviewsofthenearbybeachandocean.AlsoduringtheFallMeeting,theCommitteeconducteditsregularbusinessmeetingandmadeapresentationtotheCLEBoardseekingapprovaltosponsoraCLEprogramduringthe2010AnnualMeeting.IamhappytoreportthattheCLEBoardapprovedourAnnualMeetingCLEtopic,whichis“NewCommunicationTechnologyLitigation.The2010AnnualMeetingCLEprogramisbeingchairedbyDougAlbritton.InNovember,theCommitteecontinueditsmomentumbyputtingontwofirst-rateCLEprograms.OnNovember12,KevinFlahertyandDayneGraywithoursponsorMatson,DriscollandDamicoputonanoutstand-ingCLEprogramonforensicaccounting.TheprogramtookplaceinBirmingham,AL.AspecialthankyoutoHowardWalthallandKermitKendrickfororganizingthisCLEprogram.OneweeklateronNovember19,theCommitteeputonitsFallTele-CLE.Thetopicwas“GuidelinesforWorkingwithImmigrationandCustomsEnforcement(ICE)DuringanI-9Investigation.IwanttothankTomWertandNosiRalephatafortheirhardwork inpullingtogetherthisprogram.InadditiontotheBLC’sSpringTele-CLE,whichisbeingheadedupbyLauraHedge,theBLChasagreedtoco-sponsoraTele-CLEwiththeSelf-insurersandRiskManagersCommittee.ThetopicforthatTele-CLEis“DirectorsandOfficersStrategiesforTurbulentTimes.LindsayCarlsonwillbework-ingwiththeSelf-insurersandRiskManagersCommitteetoputthisTele-CLEtogether.ItwasabusyfallandtheleadershipoftheCommitteelooksforwardtoprovidingmoreservicesandprogramsforourmembership.IfyouareinterestedinbecomingmoreinvolvedinplanningBLCactivities,pleasecontactme.Also,inviteyourfriendsandcolleaguestojointheBLCbyvisitingourwebsiteatwww.tipsbusinesslitiga-tion.com.ForexistingABAmembers,joiningTIPSisonly$50/year(andfreeforlawstudents),andforTIPSmembersjoiningtheBLCisfree.SomeofthebenefitsincludereceivingtheBusinessLitigationNewsletter,on-lineaccesstocurrentandarchivededitionsofthenewsletter,discountsonpublicationsandCLEprograms,andotherABAandTIPS-widebenefits.Icanttellyouhowappreciative,humbledandhonoredIamtochairthisCommittee.Remember,“LetsBeRelevantandLet’sHaveFun.Withkindregards,IremainWyndallA.Ivey
1901SixthAvenueNorth2400Regions/HarbertPlazaBirmingham,Alabama35203-2618205-254-1000wivey@maynardcooper.com
 
©2010 American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, 351 N Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60654; (312) 988-5607. All rights reserved.The opinions herein are the authors’and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the ABA, TIPS or the Business Litigation Committee. Articlesshould not be reproduced without written permission from the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section.Editorial Policy: This Newsletter publishes information of interest to members of the Business Litigation Committee of the Tort Trial & Insurance PracticeSection of the American Bar Association — including reports, personal opinions, practice news, developing law and practice tips by the membership, aswell as contributions of interest by nonmembers. Neither the ABA, the Section, the Committee, nor the Editors endorse the content or accuracy of any spe-cific legal, personal, or other opinion, proposal or authority.Copies may be requested by contacting the ABA at the address and telephone number listed above.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->