Insurance-Related Class Actions: Strategies for Class Certification, Dispositive Motions and More

Pursuing or Defending Actions Over Insurance Products or Claims Handling

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will examine the legal issues confronting litigators when pursuing or defending claims against insurance companies. The panel will offer best practices for seeking or opposing class certification, bringing or challenging dispositive motions, and navigating the discovery process, as well as plaintiff and defense settlement strategies.

Description

Class action plaintiffs’ attorneys frequently pursue litigation against insurance companies on behalf of policyholders challenging the manner in which insurance products were sold and/or the way claims were handled. Property, title, auto, life and casualty insurance products have all been the subject of class action claims.

Recent changes to class certification standards and the standards for removal under the Class Action Fairness Act, as well as the customary and costly practice of counsel to make broad discovery requests, all affect plaintiff and defense strategies in insurance class actions.

Listen as our authoritative panel of class action plaintiff and defense attorneys discusses current trends and case law developments impacting insurance-related class actions. The panel will outline strategies for increasing the likelihood of success from both the plaintiff and defense perspective at class certification, when pursuing or opposing dispositive motions, and during discovery.

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Outline

  1. Class actions against insurance companies—latest trends and case law developments
  2. Litigation strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel
  3. Settlement strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What strategies and tactics are plaintiffs’ counsel employing when pursuing class actions against insurance companies?
  • What methods have defense counsel used to prevail in insurance class actions?
  • What are some lessons from recent cases addressing class certification and CAFA removal for attorneys pursuing or defending insurance-related class actions?

Faculty

Aphrodite Kokolis
Aphrodite Kokolis

Partner
Schiff Hardin LLP

Ms. Kokolis has a special practice emphasis on complex and appellate litigation, particularly the defense and...  |  Read More

Eric S. Mattson
Eric S. Mattson

Partner
Sidley Austin

Mr. Mattson is a class action defense lawyer whose practice focuses on the defense of consumer fraud, RICO, ERISA and...  |  Read More

Adam M. Moskowitz
Adam M. Moskowitz

Partner
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton

Mr. Moskowitz concentrates his practice primarily on class action matters and the trial of complex litigation. Mr....  |  Read More

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