Commercial Vehicle, 18-Wheeler & Oilfield CLE

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Event:

Friday, 8/16/2019


Location

Houseshoe Bay Resort

Horseshoe Bay Resort
200 Hi Circle North
Horseshoe Bay, Texas 78657
Phone: 877-611-0112
www.hsbresort.com

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Commercial Vehicle, 18-Wheeler & Oilfield CLE

Friday, August 16, 2019
Horseshoe Bay Resort
CLE Chairs: Michael Cowen and Josh Davis
CLE Vice President: Julian C. Gomez

This program is open to non-TTLA members who qualify for membership
Legal staff is welcome to attend with a registered TTLA attorney member

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CLE Seminar Agenda
Earn up to 7.25 hours live MCLE credit

August 15  
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Welcome Reception
Azalea Lawn at Horseshoe Bay

August 16  
7:30am Registration Opens with Breakfast
8:15am - 8:30am Welcome Remarks and Introductions
Michael Cowen & Josh Davis
8:30am - 9:00am
30 min
0.50 MCLE

Defeating the Independent Contractor Defense in Trucking Cases:  Agency in Texas — New Strategies for New Law
SPEAKER: Josh Davis, Houston

About Topic:

Agency in Texas has quickly evolved into multi-defendant paradise, a possible wasteland for plaintiffs and plaintiffs’ lawyers. This CLE is designed to unpack the most useful tools and strategies to establish agency in your multiparty case. 

  • Is there a contract? 
  • Who controls what and how? 
  • Expressions of agency can still take many forms
  • Do you want the agency relationship?
  • What are your coverage concerns? 
  • Is there a conflict?
  • Making a Fact Issue
9:00am - 9:30am
30 min
0.50 MCLE

Chapter 95 and Duties Owed to Contractors
SPEAKER: Rachel Ambler, Odessa

About Topic:

Definitions, interpretations, and applications of Chapter 95, emphasizing applicability in oil and gas.  How to avoid facing a Chapter 95 challenge through proper pleading.

  • Analysis of Key Terms
  • Types of Claims
  • Applicability to Potential Defendants
  • Improvement in Oil & Gas
  • Control & Knowledge for Single and Two-Part Claims
  • Cases before SCOTX
9:30am - 10:00am
30 min
0.50 MCLE

OSHA Regulations and Investigations
SPEAKER:  Clay Miller, Dallas

About Topic:

  • How to use OSHA Regulations and Knowledge to Build Your Case
  • Examples of Using OSHA to Establish the Safety Standards 
  • Using OSHA Knowledge to Get to Gross Negligence
10:15am - 10:50am
35 min
0.58 MCLE

Using the Rules and Regulations to Prove Your Trucking Case
SPEAKER:  Jordan M. Jones, Farmington Hills, MI

About topic:

Trucking cases are much different than ordinary auto cases. This presentation explores the federal trucking laws and trucking industry materials that create clear, understandable, rules for our cases, and ways we can use them to help our clients.

  • Sources of rules in federal trucking law and in trucking industry materials
  • The rules as anchors to prove liability
  • Using the rules to create and sustain theories of liability
  • Mitigating comparative fault using the rules
10:50am - 11:20am
30 min
0.50 MCLE
Lessons from an Oilfield Services 18-Wheeler Case
SPEAKER:  Don Kidd, Houston
11:20am - 11:50am
30 min
0.50 MCLE

What You Need to Do When You First Get the Case 
SPEAKER: Janelle Bailey, Seattle, Washington

About Topic:

You just signed a trucking case, now what?  This presentation covers the initial, time-sensitive steps you must take when you have a trucking case.

  • Why truck cases are different and must be handled differently
  • What should be preserved in your spoliation letter
  • Sending time-sensitive FOIA requests
  • What to look for in inspections
12:10pm - 1:10pm
60 min
1.00 MCLE

Trying the Trucking Case
SPEAKER:  
Mikal Watts, San Antonio

About topic:

Rather than just talking about his own truck wreck verdicts, Mikal Watts also will take us through the huge 8- and 9-figure verdicts recently obtained by other great trial lawyers, and show you how they did it!  Among others to be discussed:

  • $260 million verdict vs. Jefferson Trucking in Texas
  • $165 million verdict vs. FedEx in New Mexico
  • $101 million verdict vs. FTS Int’l in Texas
  • $  90 million verdict vs. Werner Enterprises in Texas
  • $  80 million verdict vs. JNM Express, LLC in Texas
  • $  53 million verdict vs. CRST Int’l in California
  • $  33 million verdict vs. JHOC, Int’l in South Carolina

​What caused these “nuclear” verdicts against trucking companies?  What can you do when trying your truck wreck case to achieve verdicts of this size?  Watts will take you through the compelling closing arguments, graphics and themes that real juries saw motivating them to return huge verdicts in truck wreck cases.

1:10pm - 1:45pm
35 min
0.58 MCLE
Negligent Training Cases – Dealing with Recent Supreme Court Case and Stipulation of Course and Scope
SPEAKER:  Michael Cowen, San Antonio
1:45pm - 2:15pm
30 min

0.50 MCLE
Deposing the Trucking Company Representative
SPEAKER: R. Sean McEvoy, Atlanta, Georgia
2:15pm - 2:55pm
40 min

0.67 MCLE

Shooting Fish in a Barrel: The Truck Drivers Deposition
SPEAKER: Morgan Adams, Chattanooga, TN

3:15pm - 3:45pm
30 min
0.50 MCLE

Identifying Oilfield Cases – Who to Sue
SPEAKER: Laura Tamez, San Antonio

About Topic:

  • Who are the Most Viable Defendants in Oil Field Litigations?
  • Learn the strategies, standards and most relevant caselaw
  • Bonus Seminar Paper to include Construction Site and Oilfield Litigation

3:45pm - 4:15pm
30 min
0.50 MCLE

Insurance Issues in Truck Wreck Cases
SPEAKER: Mike Love, Lufkin 

About Topic:

  • Getting Paid by Finding & Using Duplicative Coverage Using “Unowned/Unlisted Vehicle” and “Borrowed/Loaned” Vehicle Endorsements
  • Understanding and Leveraging the MCS-90 and Form E Endorsements
  • Where to look for Additional Policies that Apply
  • “Bobtail” Coverage and Minimum Limits
4:15pm - 4:45pm
30 min
0.50 MCLE

Broker and Shipper Liability Cases
SPEAKERRobert Collins, Houston

About Topic:

A review of Texas law and current practices concerning evaluation of the case against brokers, shippers and other third parties (DOT Medical Examiners/Repair Shops)

  • When is a Broker, Shipper or Loader Responsible for the 18-Wheeler Wreck?
  • Who is the Motor Carrier Responsible for this Load?
  • Who has Liability for Aiding and Abetting Violations of the FMCSR?
  • Who has Liability for the Acts of Third Parties, like the DOT Medical Examiners or other Individuals?


Hotel & Travel
Horseshoe Bay Resort
200 Hi Circle North
Horseshoe Bay, Texas 78657
Phone: 877-611-0112

www.hsbresort.com

The hotel room block is now closed.  Please contact the resort directly for accomodations.

Parking
Valet:
$10 per day (with in and out privilages)
$25 per night

Self-Parking:
Complimentary self-parking is available at multiple parking lots located within walking distance of the hotel.

Golf per round per player $80+.  Once your hotel room is booked call 1-877-611-0112 to make a reservation. 

Seminar Attire
Casual 


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Registration

Event:

Friday, 8/16/2019


Location

Houseshoe Bay Resort

Horseshoe Bay Resort
200 Hi Circle North
Horseshoe Bay, Texas 78657
Phone: 877-611-0112
www.hsbresort.com


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