Pat Wielinski Recently Spoke to the HBA Construction Law Section

On April 20, Pat Wielinski spoke to the Houston Bar Association’s Construction Law Section regarding “Construction Insurance Update: New Cases and a Few What Ifs”.

The new case part of his presentation included:

  • Damages for Insurance Code violations (USAA v. Menchaca)
  • Underlying attorneys fees awards (Mid-Continent Casualty Co. v. Petroleum Solutions)
  • Actual trial requirement to bind insurer (Great American Insurance Co. v. Hamel)
  • Exclusive remedy under CIPs (U.S. Metals v. Liberty Mutual)

The “What Ifs” included:

  • Esoteric approaches to property damage – rip and tear
  • Your Work versus Your Product coverage defenses

To view the presentation, click here.  For more details or questions, contact Pat Wielinski at or 817.635.3620.