Bass to Discuss Impacts of New Tort and Insurance Legislation on Construction Industry

Contingent pay clauses; sovereign immunity; prompt pay; and dispute resolutions are just a few of the issues Winstead’s Robert Bass will address during the Texas State Bar’s Insurance Law Conference, scheduled June 19-20 at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin.

Titled, “Before the Ink is Dry – An Insider’s Look at the New Tort and Insurance Legislation,” the conference will provide lawyers, risk managers and insurance professionals information and commentary on the potential opportunities and challenges of the so-called new tort reform and legislation.

Bass, Chair of Winstead’s Construction Practice and a Shareholder in firm’s Litigation/Dispute Resolution Section, will be speaking on recently enacted tort and insurance legislation in Texas from a construction lawyer’s perspective, Friday, June 20, beginning at 1 p.m. The presentation will concentrate on those changes affecting the construction industry, and will provide practical implications on how the new legislation could impact those businesses and professionals involved with the construction industry.

“During the final days of the 2003 Texas Legislative session, several new and far reaching tort and insurance laws were made that will have a major impact on various industries, construction being just one,” Bass said. “This meeting serves as a great vehicle to bring together the state’s leading attorneys and those professionals involved with the effected industries, to discuss the impact of the legislative changes on these industries and to address strategies for compliance.”

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