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Chaney Firm lawyers to teach CLE classes on bad faith, common auto defenses


Nathan and Taylor are each scheduled to teach a continuing legal education class during a program sponsored by the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association on June 6–7. Nathan's topic is insurance bad faith, a topic on which Nathan has written before. His presentation will explain the different types of the tort, and will offer tips and advice on successfully bringing and proving a bad faith case against an insurance company. 

Taylor's topic will cover defeating the so-called MIST defense in auto injury cases. In many cases without much external damage to the vehicles involved, insurance companies will defend the cases on the theory that because the cars aren't hurt, the occupants of those cars shouldn't be hurt either. Taylor's presentation will focus on scientific literature published over the past 20 years that roundly rejects this theory, and will provide legal authorities showing that insurance companies cannot meet the burden of proving these flawed scientific arguments.

The CLE lineup contains several notable Arkansas lawyers, and we invite you to attend.