• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Tulane University Law School
      J.D., 1977
    • University of Tennessee
      M.S.P., 1973
    • Tulane University
      B.A., 1970
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Texas
    • Louisiana
  • CLERKSHIP+

George B. Hall, Jr.

Partner

Bart Hall practices in the area of insurance and reinsurance, and concentrates on coverage and reinsurance issues arising out of a range of claims, including environmental and latent injury claims, business torts, intellectual property claims, labor and employment related claims and construction defect claims, as well as issues involving insured and additional insured status, self-insured retentions and general claims handling issues under third-party and first-party policies.

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Bart Hall practices in the area of insurance and reinsurance, and concentrates on coverage and reinsurance issues arising out of a range of claims, including environmental and latent injury claims, business torts, intellectual property claims, labor and employment related claims and construction defect claims, as well as issues involving insured and additional insured status, self-insured retentions and general claims handling issues under third-party and first-party policies.

Mr. Hall is a resident in the Houston and New Orleans offices. However, he counsels insurers and represents them in litigation throughout the country and has been admitted to practice pro hac vice before state or federal courts in 23 other states.

He is the editor of the firm’s quarterly insurance publication, the Insurance Law Report.

Experience

  • Representation of insurer of radiographic  weld inspector in suit for coverage for cost of re-inspection and replacement of pipeline due to improper inspection. (Texas trial court)
  • Representation in arbitration in Texas of insurer of tank cleaning service regarding coverage for oil tank collapse.
  • Representation of well control insurer in suit for coverage for control of well expenses. (Texas trial court, Court of Appeals)
  • Representation of insurer of offshore drill rig in litigation over claimed additional insured statutory oil company. (Texas Supreme Court) 
  • Representation of insurer of contractor in construction defects lawsuit. (Louisiana trial court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court)
  • Representation of law enforcement liability insurer in coverage litigation for civil rights violations by sheriff’s department. (U.S. Dist. Ct., Southern District of Mississippi)
  • Representation of insurer in suit by waste management company for coverage of loss of use of landfill facility due to government regulation. (Texas trial court)
  • Representation of insurer of night club against claim for coverage for excessive noise. (Louisiana trial court, Court of Appeal)
  • Representation of insurer sued by party claiming additional insured states for breach of contract and breach of waiver of subrogation provision in shipyard construction accident. (Texas trial court, Court of Appeals)
  • Representation of insurer of oil service company in coverage litigation regarding downhole damage to well. (U.S. Dist. Ct., Western District of Texas)
  • Representation of insurer of executive officer of chemical manufacturer in coverage litigation over bodily injury claims by employee arising from workplace exposure to chemicals. (Texas trial court, Court of Appeals, Supreme Court)
  • Representation of insurer of municipality relative to claims for coverage of malicious prosecution, abuse of process and defamation. (U.S. Dist. Ct., Eastern District of Louisiana, U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • Representation of insurers of chemical manufacturer against claims for coverage of bodily injury and property damage due to exposure to chemical release. (Louisiana trial court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court)
  • Representation of insurer of bank relative to claims for coverage of discrimination, wrongful termination, and retaliatory discharge. (Louisiana trial court, Court of Appeal)
  • Representation of insurer against claim of additional insured status as “permissive user.” (U.S. Dist. Ct., Southern District of Texas, U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • Representation of insurer of oil company relative to claim for coverage of claim for contamination of, and breach of lease regarding, property damaged by oil spills. (Arkansas trial court, Supreme Court)
  • Representation of insurer of construction company in claim for coverage of suits alleging exposure to chemicals. (Texas trial court, Court of Appeals, Supreme Court)
  • Representation of insurer of temporary staffing service relative to claim of additional insured status of temporary employee. (Utah trial court, Supreme Court)
  • Representation of building owner insurer in coverage litigation regarding claims of exposure to chemicals through ventilation system. (U.S. Dist. Ct., Middle District of Florida, U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • Representation of insurer of engineer relative to collapse of television transmission tower. (U.S. Dist. Ct., Nebraska, U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • Representation of insurer against claim by additional insured for fees of independent defense counsel. (Florida trial court, Court of Appeals)
  • Representation of insurer of gas transmission company in suit for coverage for costs of cleanup of contamination. (Alabama trial court)
  • Representation of insurer of funeral home in coverage litigation over claims involving failure to cremate. (U.S. Dist. Ct., Eastern District of Tennessee)
  • Representation of insurer of beauty products manufacturer/distributor in coverage litigation over trademark and trade dress infringement. (U.S. Dist. Ct., Southern District of Florida)
  • Representation of D&O insurer of hospital in coverage litigation relative to unauthorized contracts by hospital administration. (U.S. Dist. Ct., Middle District of Louisiana)

Insights

Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist, "Lessons Learned from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill," IRMI Energy Risk & Insurance Conference, Houston, Texas (March 2015)
  • Speaker, "Deepwater Horizon Insurance Litigation: Drilling Contracts and Additional Insured Coverage," New Orleans Bar Association, New Orleans, Louisiana (April 2014)
  • Speaker, "Business Interruption Insurance," New Orleans Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana (March 2006)
  • Speaker, "Advertising Injury and Computer Claim Issues," Mealey's Advanced Insurance Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (January 2003)
  • Speaker, "Trademark and Trade Dress Infringement on the Internet and Advertising Injury Issues," Mealey's Insurance Coverage for Cyber-Torts & Intellectual Property Conference, San Francisco, California (January 2001)
  • Speaker, "Internet Liability and Advertising Injury Coverage," Insurance Law in Louisiana, sponsored by Lorman Education Services, New Orleans, Louisiana (July 2000)
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Insurance
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • New Orleans Magazine - Top Lawyers: Insurance Law