Institutional Bad Faith: Avoiding and Defending Allegations of Company-Wide Schemes to Suppress Claims Payment
Combating Attacks on the Insurer's Policies and Procedures in Claims Handling
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will discuss what happens when insurance claims handling goes awry and a plaintiff attempts a frontal assault on the insurer's long standing claims-handling practices and procedures in a claim of institutional bad faith.
- What is institutional bad faith?
- How is institutional bad faith proved?
- Discovery issues
- Role of experts
- Jurisdictional considerations
- Preventing insitutional bad faith claims
The panel will review these and other pivotal issues:
- The elements of institutional bad faith
- How to defend the claims
- How to spot the oncoming institutional claim
- The impact attacks on integrity have on adjusters
- Discovery issues
- Protective orders and confidentiality
Jeffrey Michael Cohen
Mr. Cohen specializes in trials and appeals of matters involving insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, and complex... | Read More
Mr. Cohen specializes in trials and appeals of matters involving insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, and complex commercial disputes. He has tried more than 100 jury trials to verdict and appeared as counsel in more than 100 reported appellate decisions. He is certified by The Florida Bar as a Specialist in Civil Trial Law and an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at the University of Miami.Close
Amanda D. (Mandy) Proctor
Ms. Proctor represents and advises insurance carriers in complex coverage matters. Her practice includes defending... | Read More
Ms. Proctor represents and advises insurance carriers in complex coverage matters. Her practice includes defending insurance carriers against bad faith claims and filing declaratory judgment actions to resolve coverage issues in state and federal court. In that role, Ms. Proctor routinely advises insurers with respect to coverage issues concerning professional liability, cybersecurity, directors and officers, employment practices liability, representations and warranties, commercial general liability, title, and first-party property insurance policies. Her experience includes coverage analysis for a wide variety of claims, including assault and third-party criminal acts, personal and advertising claims, property damage, personal injury, intellectual property disputes, title defects, product defects, and antitrust allegations.Close