Soft Damages, Before and After Gregory v. Chohan

Legal Area:        Civil Litigation Trial Appellate Personal Injury Insurance Employment Labor
Session END DATE:        10/31/2024
Total CLE Hours:        1.00
Ethics Hrs Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Information:        LAST CHANCE $10

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The Supreme Court’s plurality decision in Gregory v. Chohan suggests a sea-change in the Court’s review of soft damage awards. In this presentation, Judge Moore will discuss how the court reached its decision in Gregory v. Chohan, and what its implications might be for practitioners. This CLE program features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on December 15, 2023. Some of the subjects include:

  • What are "Soft Damages"?

  • Parkway v. Woodruff

  • Saenz v. Fidelity & Guarantee Insurance Underwriters

  • Bunton v. Bentley

  • Gregory v. Chohan

  • How to (and How Not to): Establish the Required Connection Between Emotional Injury and Damages

  • Impact of Gregory v. Chohan (Discovery, Trial, Jury Charge)

  • Speaker:  

    Honorable Daryl L. Moore, Ahmad Zavitsanos & Mensing PLLC. Daryl Moore is a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer who also earned recognition as one of Harris County’s best judges when he served on the 333rd District Court. He was named Trial Judge of the Year for 2018 by the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (TACTAS). When he left the bench in 2020, Judge Moore was the highest-rated of the 84 elected trial-court judges in Harris County according to the Houston Bar Association’s biannual evaluation of jurists. Judge Moore has prosecuted more than 100 appeals in state and federal courts. He has served on the Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee (Green Book) and as the President of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (TACTAS). Judge Moore has taught at the University of Texas School of Law (Appellate Advocacy), the University of Houston Law Center (Legal Research and Writing; Appellate Advocacy), and South Texas College of Law (Trial and Appellate Procedure).  More information may be found on his firm's website.


    This course is approved for CLE credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238).  Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation requirements.

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