Insured vs. Insurer: Litigating Priorities in Subrogation Proceeds and the Made Whole Doctrine
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide insurance company, policyholder, and in-house counsel through the nuances of the "made whole doctrine" and the many different types of releases, waivers, and other devices insurance companies use to clarify or mitigate its effect to maintain priority recoveries from third parties.
- Overview of the made whole doctrine
- When does the made whole doctrine apply?
- The meaning of made whole
- Losses above policy limits
- Attorneys fees and costs
- Deductibles and SIRs
- Avoiding the made whole doctrine
The panel will review these and other issues:
- What does it mean for a policyholder to be "made whole"?
- What is the difference between contractual, equitable, and statutory subrogation?
- What if the policyholder has significant uninsured loss?
He represents policyholders with claims against insurance companies. His insurance coverage law experience includes... | Read More
He represents policyholders with claims against insurance companies. His insurance coverage law experience includes handling coverage actions on behalf of insureds relating to bad faith claims, defense obligations, law and ordinance exclusions, breach of health insurance contract, crime coverage, employment liability coverage and coverage for asbestos-related claims and environmental liability.Close
Gretchen Hoff Varner
Covington & Burling
An accomplished trial lawyer recently named as one of the Daily Journal's 2017 Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in... | Read More
An accomplished trial lawyer recently named as one of the Daily Journal's 2017 Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in California, Ms. Hoff Varner represents a wide range of companies in high-stakes coverage litigation and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars from insurers on behalf of her clients. Her clients range from Fortune 100 companies to family-owned businesses, with a particular focus on claims related to the agriculture industry. Ms. Hoff Varner has successfully handled cyber-liability, first-party property damage and business interruption, product liability, professional liability, general liability, automobile insurance, and bad faith claims, as well as a range of other coverage disputes.
She has first-chaired bench and jury trials and, notably, led the Covington trial team that successfully overturned New York City's racially discriminatory stop-and-frisk policy after a three-month trial in the Southern District of New York.Close
Robert M. Horkovich
Mr. Horkovich focuses his practice on the area of insurance recovery. He has obtained over $5 billion in... | Read More
Mr. Horkovich focuses his practice on the area of insurance recovery. He has obtained over $5 billion in settlements and judgments from insurance companies for his clients over the past decade. He is a trial lawyer with substantial experience in trying complex insurance coverage actions on behalf of corporate policyholders and governmental entities.Close