Eroding Insurance Coverage: Avoiding Attorney Conflict of Interest and Bad Faith Claims
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will alert counsel who works for, with, or against insurance carriers to the dangers associated with eroding insurance policies, also known as defense-within-limits policies. When every dollar spent on legal fees reduces funds available to settle a case or pay a judgment, all involved must take extra steps to avoid tapping out all available insurance coverage.
- Plaintiff counsel issues: zealousness and erosion
- Defendant counsel issues
- Balancing client demands for defense with preservation of funds
- Insurer relationship
- Insurer issues
- Public policy/legality issues
- Bad faith
- Pretrial settlement and mediation
The panel will review these and other notable matters:
- What are the characteristics of an eroding policy?
- What client concerns need to be addressed by plaintiff and defense counsel?
- How can insurer risks and exposures be levered (or mitigated)?
Mitchell A. Orpett
Tribler Orpett & Meyer
Mr. Orpett is an accomplished veteran of the courtroom, the arbitration hearing, the mediation table and the executive... | Read More
Mr. Orpett is an accomplished veteran of the courtroom, the arbitration hearing, the mediation table and the executive boardroom. With values based on safeguarding clients’ interests and building lasting relationships, A recognized and published authority in reinsurance, insurance coverage and professional liability issues, he has developed an active practice in product and premises liability and in employment and other commercial litigation. A strong voice for the profession, Mr. Orpett has held leadership positions in a number of organizations, serving as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association, Chair of its Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section and its Standing Committee on Continuing Education of the Bar and as a member of its Presidential Commission on the Unintended Consequences of the Billable Hour. He has been recognized for his legal work as an Illinois Super Lawyer™ and by the Leading Lawyers Network in Illinois.Close
Alexandra A. Hamilton
Ms. Hamilton handles complex cases involving injuries and death arising from construction and worksite conditions,... | Read More
Ms. Hamilton handles complex cases involving injuries and death arising from construction and worksite conditions, defective products, dangerous property conditions, negligent security, and collisions between cars, trucks, pedestrians, and bicyclists.Close