Negotiating Complex Liability Insurance Claims

Strategies for Avoiding Litigation And Reducing Expense

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

Conducted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Course Materials


When a business finds itself embroiled in a coverage dispute with its insurer on complex, multi-layered claims, both parties must invest considerable time and expense to sort out and resolve claims. Multiple insurers and legal and factual uncertainties heighten the complexity and expense involved.

To reduce these expenses and to avoid litigation, both insurers and insureds are highly motivated to resolve such disputes without litigation.

How can the parties overcome the challenges to successfully negotiate complex insurance coverage disputes? How can the parties find agreement over the apportionment of responsibility among the policies and underwriters, one of the most difficult and contentious elements?

Listen as our panel of authoritative speakers offers experienced insights into an analytical framework to promote effective negotiations and resolution of complex insurance disputes — without litigation.



The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the factors for insurers and insureds to identify the parties and circumstances best situated for settlement negotiations?
  • What are the most effective strategies involved in achieving settlements of complex insurance claims?
  • What provisions should be included in settlement agreements on complex claims to protect both insurers and insureds?


Peter J. Mintzer
Peter J. Mintzer
Cozen O'Connor

He represents insurance companies and focuses on complex insurance claims, particularly environmental and construction...  |  Read More

Mary E. McCutcheon
Mary E. McCutcheon

Farella Braun + Martel

Ms. McCutcheon represents corporate and individual policyholders in a wide variety of insurance coverage disputes. She...  |  Read More