Author Archives: Brian Jones

About Brian Jones

I represent clients in all aspects of business litigation, but focus my practice on complex litigation and arbitration matters concerning insurance and reinsurance, antitrust, class actions, securities, real estate disputes, and contract matters. I am the co-chair of the Bose McKinney & Evans Insurance Group. I was listed in the 2016 "Best Lawyers in America" for Insurance Coverage and named a "Rising Star" in Insurance Coverage by Super Lawyers in Indiana in 2014. I was also named a "Rising Star" in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers in Indiana in 2013 and 2012, and a 2010 “Rising Star” in Business Litigation in Texas. I am a member of the State Bars of Indiana and Texas, the Defense Research Institute, a former member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, and I am licensed to practice before all state courts in Indiana and Texas, as well as all federal courts in Indiana, the Northern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas, the Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Seventh Circuits. I received my bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in political science and my master’s degree in teaching from Trinity University, where I was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. I received my doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas School of Law, where I was the Director of Communications for the Legal Research Board and a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society. Before attending law school, I taught high school geography, government and economics in San Antonio, Texas.

What You Need to Know About the New Federal Rules in 90 Seconds or Less

Litigation partner Brian Jones describes the important changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in this fast-paced video:

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Fourth Circuit: Insurer Has a Duty to Defend Because CGL Policies Might Cover Data Breach

Here’s an interesting development in two areas close to my professional heart: technology and insurance coverage. It’s been said with some frequency in recent years that traditional CGL policies do not cover losses arising from data breaches. Last week, however, the … Continue reading

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Brian Jones Presents at the National Business Institute’s “Personal Injury Claims: The Insurance Defense Perspective” Seminar

On Friday, August 21, 2015, Brian Jones presented “Ethical Issues in the Tripartite Relationship” at the National Business Institute’s “Personal Injury Claims: The Insurance Defense Perspective” Seminar in Indianapolis. Here is a .pdf copy of the presentation.

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Indiana Department of Insurance Prohibits Price Optimization in Setting Rates

The Indiana Department of Insurance this week issued Bulletin 219 stating the Department’s position that the practice of “price optimization” in setting personal lines insurance rates is prohibited. According to the Bulletin, “price optimization” involves “using data collection and analysis … Continue reading

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The Latest Indiana Legislative Update is Here!

Here’s the latest Indiana Legislative Update from our colleagues at Bose Public Affairs Group. In this issue, developments in legislation regarding: uninsured motorist damages; transportation networks; financial institutions and trade regulation; mine subsidence insurance coverage; securities; vehicle rentals; and political … Continue reading

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Crash and Burn: Magistrate Recommends Dismissal of Indiana and Tennessee Body Shop Antitrust Cases; District Court Dismisses Mississippi Case

The ongoing multi-district body shop antitrust case has hit more roadblocks. First, last week, Magistrate Judge Smith in the Middle District of Florida recommended dismissal of all counts in the Indiana case. (Full disclosure: The Bose McKinney & Evans team … Continue reading

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The Third Indiana Legislative Update is Here!

From our insurance colleagues at Bose Public Affairs Group, here’s the third Indiana Legislative Update. Topics inside include developments in: Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits; The Indiana Department of Insurance; Dental and Optometry Service Coverage; Inmates and Medicaid; and Medical Malpractice. … Continue reading

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