Gulf Coast Legal Update - Spring, 2016

Welcome to the first edition of the 2016 newsletter. We are pleased to present discussion of developments in Marine and Energy case law and insurance related decisions from the Gulf Coast region. Please feel free to reach out to our contributors with any questions.

We hope you enjoy this issue!

Jenny E. Michel & Tabitha R. Durbin

Upcoming Complimentary Webinars

April 21, 2016

Recent Developments in Employment Law

Presenters: Alice Powers, Elior Shiloh & Steve Gatley

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May 19, 2016

Nuisance, Products, Mass Torts & Lessons Learned From A Civil Action, The Insider & Erin Brockovich

Presenters: Florence McClain & Peter Garchie & George Pitcher

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For those of you interested in the differences between claim made and occurrence coverage, please note that on March 17, 2016, Duane Musfelt, a partner in our San Francisco office, and Jenny Michel, a partner in our Lafayette, LA office, presented a webinar titled: “Examining Occurrence and Claim Made Policies for Third Party Claims.” They discussed critical distinctions between occurrence and claim made policies, including what events potentially trigger coverage, when and how notice of a claim appropriately should be submitted, the consequences of late notice, and related issues. Should you have any questions regarding this topic, please contact Duane at 415.438.6606 ( or Jenny at 337.205.4739 (