Constructing and Deconstructing the Stowers Demand Letter // The Stowers Standard

(Selections from Advanced Insurance Law, recorded March 2006)

This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for certification and recertification continuing legal education requirements for attorneys and legal assistants in the following specialty fields:

MCLE #: 900005608 (05/20/2006 — 04/30/2007)
MCLE hours: 1.5
Registration Price: $50




Constructing and Deconstructing the Stowers Demand Letter (31 minutes)
An analysis of the current state of the law regarding the making of a valid Stowers demand, including checklists for the drafting and review of such demands. Also including consideration of the necessity and drafting of letters from the policyholder and the impact of Soriano where there are small limits and a large number of claimants.
Michael Wallace Huddleston, Dallas

Shannon Gracey Ratliff & Miller


The Stowers Standard - The Reasonable Carrier Standard and Other Oxymorons (60 minutes)
A discussion of the appropriate standard of care to be submitted in a Stowers case, particularly whether it permits consideration of a meritorious yet unsuccessful coverage defense. Will include a discussion of the factors or elements that may e considered and how they are to be weighted, such as the liability and damages exposures in the underlying case.
Mark L. Kincaid, Austin

Kincaid, Horton & Smith


Russell H. McMains, Corpus Christi

Law Office of Russell H. McMains


James W. Walker, Dallas

Walker Sewell