Partners “On the Go” – and Across the Nation

by | November, 2022 | Firm News, Legal News

It's been a busy month of November for Watters Wolf Bub Hansmann! Firm partners sat down with audiences at home and traveled throughout the country to present their best thinking on areas of trial practice that could impact our clients and partners.

Bob Brady traveled to Wisconsin to speak at the 2022 AVCAW/WIASIU Annual Seminar with a presentation on “Undetermined Fire: Don’t Throw in the Towel”. He addressed the issue of suspicious fires with an “undetermined” cause and origin and the use of the “totality of strong circumstantial evidence” to raise and prove the intentional loss exclusion in defense of the first party claim.

Bob also traveled to San Diego, California to present to the annual 2022 IASIU National Conference in a presentation titled “Circumstantial Evidence Only? No Problem!” where the focus was proving up the arson as the cause of the fire using circumstantial evidence when there was no direct evidence found of arson.

Brad Hansmann, Chairman of WWBH Maritime and Boat Practice Group, led a presentation in “How to Navigate Litigation with Counsel” at the annual conference for the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors here in our hometown of St. Louis. During the presentation, he addressed the litigation process for the Maritime industry: from the service of the lawsuit through trial, post-trial and the appellate process.

John Cooney traveled to Iowa to a large client’s in-house presentation on “Hot Topics: Avoiding and Defending Against Bad Faith” involving an in-depth discussion of recent Missouri trial court decisions regarding what does – and what does not – constitute bad faith as a matter of law in Missouri.