Eroding Insurance Coverage: Avoiding Attorney Conflict of Interest and Bad Faith Claims
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will alert counsel who works for, with, or against insurance carriers to the dangers of 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)?
Arthur R. Armstrong
Mr. Armstrong's practice concentrates in insurance recovery exclusively on behalf of policyholders and commercial... | Read More
Mr. Armstrong's practice concentrates in insurance recovery exclusively on behalf of policyholders and commercial litigation. He regularly represents privately held and publicly traded companies against primary and excess insurers to secure coverage under property, commercial general liability, D&O, E&O and other insurance policies. Mr. Armstrong's practice also focuses on insurance recovery for cyber attacks, including ransomware, DDoS attacks, social engineering, malware attacks and other cyber threats. He holds a certificate from HarvardX for "Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age."Close
P. Wayne Pickering
Martin Disiere Jefferson & Wisdom
Mr. Pickering’s legal experience includes many years of experience in insurance litigation at both the trial and... | Read More
Mr. Pickering’s legal experience includes many years of experience in insurance litigation at both the trial and appellate level in various state and federal jurisdictions. In recent years, an increasing number of both primary and excess/umbrella insurers have turned to him for legal counsel as to their rights, duties, and development of appropriate strategies under the Stowers doctrine in responding to settlement demands for their policy limits.Close