Day 1, Tuesday, March 09, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
Finding Critical Evidence in Natural Disaster Litigation
Drew Lewis, CS Disco, Inc., Chattanooga, TN
Jonathan Wiley, CS Disco, Inc., Austin, TX
11:05 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.
Winter Storm Uri – ERCOT and Beyond: An Overview of the Defendants and Regulatory Bodies
• Discussion of How Generators, Middle Men, and Distributors Led to a Complicated Power Distribution Channel in Texas
Richard W. Schulte, Wright & Schulte, LLC, Vandalia, OH
11:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Takings Claims against ERCOT (Article I, Section 17 of the Texas Constitution)
Patrick Luff, The Fears | Nachawati Law Firm, Dallas
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Personal Injury Damages Related to Loss of Utilities
Lesley Paniszczyn, Thomas J. Henry Law, Corpus Christi, TX
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Insurance Litigation: Electric, Water, & Mold – Oh My!
Jennifer M. Hoekstra, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Our Bridge Out Ahead: The Fight to Hold Skanska Accountable in the Wake of Hurricane Sally and the Pensacola Bay Bridge Outage
This Panel will share the lessons learned so far in the fight to hold the world’s fifth largest construction firm accountable for nearly destroying a region’s economy after that firm decided to ignore their own hurricane preparedness plan with days to spare before Hurricane Sally’s landfall.
E. Samuel Geisler, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL
Brian Barr, Levin Papantonio Rafferty, Pensacola, FL