Jack C McGowan, LLC

Regulations of Surveillance Technologies and their Implications for Fire Losses

Coming May 22, 2018 in Frisco, Texas at the IAAI 2018 International Training Conference.


Litigation Holds & Spoliation

On April 11, 2013, in Centerville, Ohio, Mr. Jacobs moderated and participated in a panel discussion he organized regarding litigation holds and spoliation on behalf of the Ohio Chapter of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators.


Complying with the Rules and Regulations on the Practice of Architecture and Complying with the Rules of Professional Conduct for Ohio Architects

On March 8, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio, Michael presented these topics at HalfMoon, LLC’s Seminar titled Practicing Architecture in Ohio.


Negative Corpus

On November 13, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana, due to a last minute cancellation by a scheduled speaker, Mr. Jacobs co-presented with John Yust of O.C.A. on the deletion of the concept of “negative corpus” from NFPA 921 at the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigator’s 2012 Advanced Insurance Fraud Seminar.


So You Say You Lived Where? Implications of the ‘Residence Premises’ and Related Clauses on Insurance Claims

On September 12, 2012, Michael E. Jacobs presented the seminar “So You Say You Lived Where? Implications of the ‘Residence Premises’ and Related Clauses on Insurance Claims” on behalf of the Ohio Chapter of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators in Centerville. The seminar covered common policy residency clauses, claim fact patterns in which those clauses are implicated, case law construing residency and related clauses, doctrines and defenses which may be helpful in such matters and an analysis of how claims should be handled depending upon the circumstances.


Deconstructing Chiropractic: Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign, Can’t You Read the Sign

On November 15, 2011, Michael co-presented “Deconstructing Chiropractic: Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign, Can’t You Read the Sign” at the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators’ Advanced Insurance Fraud Seminar in Bloomingdale, Illinois. Michael’s co-presenters were Andrea Dwyer of State Farm and Jeffrey R. Cates, DC.


Legal Panel at the 2011 Ohio Joint Insurance Fraud Seminar

Michael was a panel member on the Legal Panel presentation at the 2011 Ohio Joint Insurance Fraud Seminar held in Columbus, Ohio on March 9, 2011. Michael gave an update on Robinson v. Bates, 112 Ohio St.3d 17, 2006-Ohio-6362 and Jaques v. Manton, 125 Ohio St.3d 342, 2010-Ohio-1838. He also spoke about what insurers should expect from their experts.

The seminar was jointly sponsored by the following:

Ohio Chapter – National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators;

National Insurance Crime Bureau

Ohio Chapter – International Association of Special Investigation Units;

Ohio Auto Theft Investigators Association; and

Ohio Department of Insurance – Fraud Division.


Building Code and Design Professional Liability in Ohio

Michael presented this topic on March 9, 2011 in Worthington, Ohio.

This portion of the seminar covered the liability of designers and contractors under various common law theories and state and federal laws and various regulations pertaining to the practice of architecture and engineering.

Since 2007, Michael Jacobs has presented this topic for Lorman Business Center Inc.’s Building Codes in Ohio seminar.


Legal Panel at the 2010 Ohio Joint Insurance Fraud Seminar

Michael Jacobs was a panel member on the Legal Panel presentation at the 2010 Ohio Joint Insurance Fraud Seminar held in Columbus, Ohio on March 10, 2010. Michael gave an update on the collateral source rule and Robinson v. Bates, 112 Ohio St.3d 17, 2006-Ohio-6362 and Jaques v. Manton, 2009-Ohio-6362, and the status of Chiropractic assignments after West Broad Chiropractic v. American Family Insurance, 2009-Ohio-3506.

The seminar is jointly sponsored by the following:

Ohio Chapter – National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators;

National Insurance Crime Bureau

Ohio Chapter – International Association of Special Investigation Units;

Ohio Auto Theft Investigators Association; and

Ohio Department of Insurance – Fraud Division.


Professional Conduct of Ohio Architects

On December 16, 2009 in Worthington, Ohio, Mr. Jacobs presented the topic of “Professional Conduct of Ohio Architects” for HalfMoon, LLC’s all day seminar titled Practicing Architecture In Ohio.


Negative Corpus or Undetermined – Walking the Fine Line

Michael Jacobs was a co-presenter for this topic at the 2009 Ohio Joint Insurance Fraud Seminar, jointly sponsored by Ohio Chapter – National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, Ohio Chapter – International Association of Special Investigation Units, National Insurance Crime Bureau, Ohio Department of Insurance – Fraud Division, and Ohio Auto Theft Investigators Association in March 2009 in Columbus, Ohio.

Mr. Jacobs discussed some of the legal precedent and implications of the controversial concept of negative corpus, proving the cause of a fire when direct physical evidence of the specific cause has been consumed by the fire.


Building Code and Design Professional Liability in Ohio

Michael Jacobs has been a presenter for this topic for Lorman Business Center Inc.’s Building Codes in Ohio seminar in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

This portion of the seminar covered the liability of designers and contractors under various common law theories and state and federal laws and various regulations pertaining to the practice of architecture and engineering.


Mock Trial: Liability Without Privity of Contract; Damage Claims

Michael Jacobs was the organizer and a co-presenter at this AIA Cincinnati Chapter Meeting in September 2007 which dealt with the liability an architect faces under the Restatement of Torts (Second), Section 552, under which a professional can be found liable to someone other than his client, i.e. a contractor, for information or advice he provided.


Going on the Offensive – Criminal, Civil and Administrative Case Preparation

Michael Jacobs was a co-presenter of this topic at the 2007 Ohio Joint Insurance Fraud Seminar, jointly sponsored by Ohio Chapter – National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, Ohio Chapter – International Association of Special Investigation Units, National Insurance Crime Bureau and Ohio Department of Insurance – Fraud Division in March 2007 in Columbus, Ohio.

Mr. Jacobs’ portion of the presentation dealt with his experience in a variety of cases where perpetrators were sought to be brought to justice criminally, civilly and administratively.


National Chiropractic Clinic Chain Investigation: A Case Study

Michael Jacobs was a co-presenter for this topic at the annual national seminar of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators. Their 2005 Advanced Insurance Fraud Seminar was held in November in Nashville, Tennessee.

The presentation showed techniques and tactics used by the presenters in their investigations of a national chiropractic clinic chain.


Administrative and Civil Remedies to Fraud

Michael Jacobs was a co-presenter at the Indiana Chapter of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators’ Dinner Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana in October 2005.

Mr. Jacobs’ portion of the presentation dealt with various civil remedies available under Indiana Law for fraud.


Strategies and Tactics for Minimizing Claims Involving Treatment from Chiropractic Clinic Chains

Michael Jacobs presented this topic at the 8th Annual Insurance Fraud Seminar sponsored by Kentucky Chapter – International Association of Special Investigation Units in May 2005 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mr. Jacobs presented his results from investigations of chiropractic clinic chains he was involved in.


Understanding and Using the New AIA Design/Build Family of Documents: A141, A142, B142 & B143

Michael Jacobs presented this topic at an AIA Cincinnati Chapter Meeting in May, 2005.