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Rex Heeseman

JAMS

Stanford Univ Law School

555 W 5th St Fl 32

Los Angeles, CA 90013-1055

Phone: (213) 253-9772

Fax: (213) 620-0100

Email: rheeseman@jamsdar.com

Rex Heeseman retired from the Los Angeles Count Superior Court bench in 2014. From 2002 to 2015, he was an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School. Besides his work as a mediator, he is a speaker at various MCLE programs and co-authors The Rutter Group's practice guide on "Insurance Litigation."



Columns
Title Category Published
Several big insurance decisions in 2017 for policyholders Insurance, California Supreme Court, California Courts of Appeal Jan. 29, 2018
'Special justification' and punitive damages Insurance Mar. 24, 2017
Opinion weighs in on 'genuine dispute' doctrine Insurance Jul. 21, 2016
Presenting persuasive evidence of punitive damages Insurance May. 25, 2016
High court needs to resolve insurance proximate cause issues Insurance Apr. 14, 2016
What are 'reasonable expectations'? Insurance Mar. 30, 2016
Courts continue to quibble over what is an 'accident' Insurance Aug. 14, 2015
Do you know if insurance covers employment claims? Insurance Jul. 15, 2015
New source for policy interpretation Insurance Apr. 17, 2015
What's going on with punitive damages in California? Insurance Feb. 27, 2015
Even more 'wins' for brokers in state appellate courts Insurance Oct. 31, 2014
Footnote 5: Will it have an impact on insurance cases? Insurance Jul. 22, 2014
Reflecting on policy interpretations for 'additional insureds' Insurance Mar. 27, 2014
Too big to pass constitutional muster Insurance Dec. 3, 2013
Sizing up agent authority Insurance Nov. 6, 2013
The continuing relevance of 'conditions' Insurance Sep. 14, 2013
Another win for insurance brokers Insurance Jul. 19, 2013
Words and insurance policies Insurance Jun. 26, 2013
Recent decisions evince trend in insurance litigation Insurance Mar. 5, 2013
A good decision for reviewing parol evidence and policy Interpretation Insurance Dec. 25, 2012
More solace for insurance brokers in recent decisions Insurance Oct. 16, 2012
'Finances’ and punitive damages Insurance Jul. 20, 2012
Step back, evaluate the whole policy Insurance Feb. 24, 2012
What is the liability exposure of a broker? Insurance Jan. 27, 2012
Punitive damages ratio: What's the impact of Bullock III? Insurance Dec. 15, 2011
Accidents in the insurance world: Farewell to the 'swimming pool case’? Insurance Sep. 30, 2011
Another Twist for Punitive Damages? Insurance Jun. 29, 2011
Different Standards for Environmental Cases? Insurance Jan. 7, 2011
Prejudgment Interest: Overlooked Until Now Insurance Dec. 8, 2010
Bad Faith Developments Insurance Nov. 2, 2010
Does 'Remote Act' Equate to No 'Accident'? Insurance Aug. 25, 2010
Clarity for Policy Interpretation? Insurance Jul. 13, 2010
Calculation of the 'PD Ratio' Insurance May. 12, 2010
What Is an 'Accident?' Insurance Apr. 17, 2010
New Standards for Punitive Damages? Insurance Mar. 23, 2010
The Supremes And Punitive Damages U.S. Supreme Court, Insurance Dec. 23, 2009
Trending Against the Broker Insurance Nov. 21, 2009
When Are Accidents Covered? Insurance Oct. 7, 2009
An Ongoing Dispute Insurance Aug. 13, 2009
The Art of the Covenant Labor/Employment, Insurance Jul. 21, 2009
Sustaining Damages Insurance Jun. 2, 2009
Navigating a Wasteland of Environmental Insurance Issues Insurance May. 29, 2009
A Genuine Pullback Insurance Mar. 21, 2009
Smoke Signals Insurance Dec. 19, 2008
Putting the Brakes on the 'Genuine Dispute' Doctrine Insurance Oct. 17, 2008
A Reversal of Fortunes Insurance Aug. 2, 2008
Awards Season Insurance Jul. 22, 2008
Duty Bound? Insurance Jun. 7, 2008
Price Fixing Insurance May. 17, 2008
Instruction Manual Apr. 30, 2008
New Ruling Complicates Health Insurance Policy Rescissions Insurance Feb. 13, 2008
Through the Wringer Insurance Feb. 2, 2008
Damage Control Insurance Nov. 7, 2007
Preserving Contracts Insurance Oct. 18, 2007
Refusing Defense Insurance Sep. 19, 2007
Genuine Dispute Insurance Jul. 14, 2007
DamageControl Insurance Jun. 6, 2007
Too Punitive? Law Practice, Insurance Apr. 12, 2007
The Scale's in Motion Insurance, Constitutional Law Mar. 13, 2007
Pinning DownPunitives Insurance Feb. 13, 2007
Broadening Coverage Insurance Jan. 23, 2007
Newest Uses and Abuses of the Genuine-Dispute Doctrine Insurance Jul. 31, 2006
Challenging Punitive-Damages Standards Insurance Jun. 20, 2006
Ratio for Punitive Damages Is an Area of Law Still in Motion Insurance Apr. 8, 2006
'Wilson' Could Aid in Defeating Some Genuine Dispute Motions Insurance Mar. 3, 2006
Court Keeps Focus on Reprehensibility In Reviewing Punitive-Damages Awards Insurance Jan. 18, 2006
High Court Poised to Clarify Just What Is Fiduciary Duty Oct. 22, 2005
Whatever Happened to Role Of Rules in Insurance Law? Insurance Sep. 22, 2005
Counsel Must Be Careful in Framing Nature of Dispute Insurance Aug. 23, 2005
'Reprehensibility' Is Key to Validity of Punitive Awards Insurance Jun. 29, 2005
Insurer Prevails In Latest Case Evaluating Exclusions Insurance May. 25, 2005
9th Circuit Looks to 'Campbell,' Deep-Sixes Hefty Punitives Insurance May. 6, 2005
Rescission Issue Centers on Intent, Meaning of 'Willful' Insurance Mar. 25, 2005
'Robinson' Shows Danger of A Difficult-to-Explain Defense Insurance, Contracts Jan. 27, 2005
Will 'This Plaintiff Only' Usurp Place of 'Pattern-and-Practice' Insurance Nov. 5, 2004
Court May Use 'Boeken' for Message in Mass Tort Cases Insurance Oct. 5, 2004
Implied Covenant Arrives as Option in Business Litigation Contracts Sep. 21, 2004
Rulings Complicate Deciding Punitive-Damages Standards Insurance Aug. 4, 2004
Questions Remain Unresolved On Ratios for Punitive Damages Insurance Apr. 23, 2004
In 'E.M.M.I.,' Supreme Court Snarls Fate of 'Plain Meaning' Insurance Mar. 30, 2004
Accepting Tender of Defense Allows Insurer to Control Fate of Litigation Insurance Nov. 18, 2003
'MacKinnon' Case May Change How Courts Interpret Insurance Contracts Insurance Sep. 9, 2003
Trend Goes Toward Using General Legal Principles in Insurance Cases Insurance Dec. 13, 2002
Three-Step Interpretation Process for Contracts Confuses California Courts Insurance Aug. 27, 2002
Three-Step Interpretation Process for Contracts Confuses California Courts Insurance Aug. 26, 2002
Insurer Must Show Reasonableness of 'Genuine Dispute' Insurance Jul. 19, 2002
Insurer Must Show Reasonableness of 'Genuine Dispute' Insurance Jul. 18, 2002
'South Bay' May Limit Unfair-Competition Claims Insurance Jul. 13, 1999

MCLE
Title Category Published
'Special justification' and punitive damages Litigation Mar. 24, 2017

Judicial Profiles
Title Court Published
Solving the Puzzles of Law in an L.A. Misdemeanor Court Los Angeles Superior Court May. 5, 2006

Verdicts & Settlements
Case Name Topic Role Published
Gosser v. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, et al. Insurance attorney () Jul. 22, 2000
Camarena, Thouvenell v. Savers Property & Casualty Insurance Company, et al. Insurance expert (Plaintiff) May. 11, 2004
Daniel O'Donnell v. Everest National Insurance Company Insurance expert (Plaintiff) Nov. 19, 2005
Title Court Published
Solving the Puzzles of Law in an L.A. Misdemeanor Court Los Angeles Superior Court May. 5, 2006
Case Name Topic Role Published
Gosser v. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, et al. Insurance attorney () Jul. 22, 2000
Camarena, Thouvenell v. Savers Property & Casualty Insurance Company, et al. Insurance expert (Plaintiff) May. 11, 2004
Daniel O'Donnell v. Everest National Insurance Company Insurance expert (Plaintiff) Nov. 19, 2005
Title Category Published
Several big insurance decisions in 2017 for policyholders Insurance, California Supreme Court, California Courts of Appeal Jan. 29, 2018
'Special justification' and punitive damages Insurance Mar. 24, 2017
Opinion weighs in on 'genuine dispute' doctrine Insurance Jul. 21, 2016
Presenting persuasive evidence of punitive damages Insurance May. 25, 2016
High court needs to resolve insurance proximate cause issues Insurance Apr. 14, 2016
What are 'reasonable expectations'? Insurance Mar. 30, 2016
Courts continue to quibble over what is an 'accident' Insurance Aug. 14, 2015
Do you know if insurance covers employment claims? Insurance Jul. 15, 2015
New source for policy interpretation Insurance Apr. 17, 2015
What's going on with punitive damages in California? Insurance Feb. 27, 2015
Even more 'wins' for brokers in state appellate courts Insurance Oct. 31, 2014
Footnote 5: Will it have an impact on insurance cases? Insurance Jul. 22, 2014
Reflecting on policy interpretations for 'additional insureds' Insurance Mar. 27, 2014
Too big to pass constitutional muster Insurance Dec. 3, 2013
Sizing up agent authority Insurance Nov. 6, 2013
The continuing relevance of 'conditions' Insurance Sep. 14, 2013
Another win for insurance brokers Insurance Jul. 19, 2013
Words and insurance policies Insurance Jun. 26, 2013
Recent decisions evince trend in insurance litigation Insurance Mar. 5, 2013
A good decision for reviewing parol evidence and policy Interpretation Insurance Dec. 25, 2012
More solace for insurance brokers in recent decisions Insurance Oct. 16, 2012
'Finances’ and punitive damages Insurance Jul. 20, 2012
Step back, evaluate the whole policy Insurance Feb. 24, 2012
What is the liability exposure of a broker? Insurance Jan. 27, 2012
Punitive damages ratio: What's the impact of Bullock III? Insurance Dec. 15, 2011
Accidents in the insurance world: Farewell to the 'swimming pool case’? Insurance Sep. 30, 2011
Another Twist for Punitive Damages? Insurance Jun. 29, 2011
Different Standards for Environmental Cases? Insurance Jan. 7, 2011
Prejudgment Interest: Overlooked Until Now Insurance Dec. 8, 2010
Bad Faith Developments Insurance Nov. 2, 2010
Does 'Remote Act' Equate to No 'Accident'? Insurance Aug. 25, 2010
Clarity for Policy Interpretation? Insurance Jul. 13, 2010
Calculation of the 'PD Ratio' Insurance May. 12, 2010
What Is an 'Accident?' Insurance Apr. 17, 2010
New Standards for Punitive Damages? Insurance Mar. 23, 2010
The Supremes And Punitive Damages U.S. Supreme Court, Insurance Dec. 23, 2009
Trending Against the Broker Insurance Nov. 21, 2009
When Are Accidents Covered? Insurance Oct. 7, 2009
An Ongoing Dispute Insurance Aug. 13, 2009
The Art of the Covenant Labor/Employment, Insurance Jul. 21, 2009
Sustaining Damages Insurance Jun. 2, 2009
Navigating a Wasteland of Environmental Insurance Issues Insurance May. 29, 2009
A Genuine Pullback Insurance Mar. 21, 2009
Smoke Signals Insurance Dec. 19, 2008
Putting the Brakes on the 'Genuine Dispute' Doctrine Insurance Oct. 17, 2008
A Reversal of Fortunes Insurance Aug. 2, 2008
Awards Season Insurance Jul. 22, 2008
Duty Bound? Insurance Jun. 7, 2008
Price Fixing Insurance May. 17, 2008
Instruction Manual Apr. 30, 2008
New Ruling Complicates Health Insurance Policy Rescissions Insurance Feb. 13, 2008
Through the Wringer Insurance Feb. 2, 2008
Damage Control Insurance Nov. 7, 2007
Preserving Contracts Insurance Oct. 18, 2007
Refusing Defense Insurance Sep. 19, 2007
Genuine Dispute Insurance Jul. 14, 2007
DamageControl Insurance Jun. 6, 2007
Too Punitive? Law Practice, Insurance Apr. 12, 2007
The Scale's in Motion Insurance, Constitutional Law Mar. 13, 2007
Pinning DownPunitives Insurance Feb. 13, 2007
Broadening Coverage Insurance Jan. 23, 2007
Newest Uses and Abuses of the Genuine-Dispute Doctrine Insurance Jul. 31, 2006
Challenging Punitive-Damages Standards Insurance Jun. 20, 2006
Ratio for Punitive Damages Is an Area of Law Still in Motion Insurance Apr. 8, 2006
'Wilson' Could Aid in Defeating Some Genuine Dispute Motions Insurance Mar. 3, 2006
Court Keeps Focus on Reprehensibility In Reviewing Punitive-Damages Awards Insurance Jan. 18, 2006
High Court Poised to Clarify Just What Is Fiduciary Duty Oct. 22, 2005
Whatever Happened to Role Of Rules in Insurance Law? Insurance Sep. 22, 2005
Counsel Must Be Careful in Framing Nature of Dispute Insurance Aug. 23, 2005
'Reprehensibility' Is Key to Validity of Punitive Awards Insurance Jun. 29, 2005
Insurer Prevails In Latest Case Evaluating Exclusions Insurance May. 25, 2005
9th Circuit Looks to 'Campbell,' Deep-Sixes Hefty Punitives Insurance May. 6, 2005
Rescission Issue Centers on Intent, Meaning of 'Willful' Insurance Mar. 25, 2005
'Robinson' Shows Danger of A Difficult-to-Explain Defense Insurance, Contracts Jan. 27, 2005
Will 'This Plaintiff Only' Usurp Place of 'Pattern-and-Practice' Insurance Nov. 5, 2004
Court May Use 'Boeken' for Message in Mass Tort Cases Insurance Oct. 5, 2004
Implied Covenant Arrives as Option in Business Litigation Contracts Sep. 21, 2004
Rulings Complicate Deciding Punitive-Damages Standards Insurance Aug. 4, 2004
Questions Remain Unresolved On Ratios for Punitive Damages Insurance Apr. 23, 2004
In 'E.M.M.I.,' Supreme Court Snarls Fate of 'Plain Meaning' Insurance Mar. 30, 2004
Accepting Tender of Defense Allows Insurer to Control Fate of Litigation Insurance Nov. 18, 2003
'MacKinnon' Case May Change How Courts Interpret Insurance Contracts Insurance Sep. 9, 2003
Trend Goes Toward Using General Legal Principles in Insurance Cases Insurance Dec. 13, 2002
Three-Step Interpretation Process for Contracts Confuses California Courts Insurance Aug. 27, 2002
Three-Step Interpretation Process for Contracts Confuses California Courts Insurance Aug. 26, 2002
Insurer Must Show Reasonableness of 'Genuine Dispute' Insurance Jul. 19, 2002
Insurer Must Show Reasonableness of 'Genuine Dispute' Insurance Jul. 18, 2002
'South Bay' May Limit Unfair-Competition Claims Insurance Jul. 13, 1999
Title Category Published
'Special justification' and punitive damages Litigation Mar. 24, 2017