Number of Occurrences in Insurance Liability Claims: Maximizing Coverage or Limiting Liability Exposure
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide insurance counsel with an analysis of key factors that determine an “occurrence” in liability policies. The panel will outline potential arguments on the number of occurrences from both policyholder and insurer perspectives and discuss key case law developments from jurisdictions throughout the United States across various claims types.
- Policy language interpretation
- Measuring occurrences
- External factors affecting the occurrence determination
- Case law application in key claims types
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- Do independent causes always equal separate occurrences?
- What is the dual policy role of occurrence in CGL or excess policies?
- What is the significance of non-cumulation clauses?
- What tests are used to measure occurrences?
John T. Harding, Jr.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
Mr. Harding's practice is concentrated in the areas of complex coverage litigation and advice, reinsurance and... | Read More
Mr. Harding's practice is concentrated in the areas of complex coverage litigation and advice, reinsurance and "bad faith" litigation. He has more than 20 years of experience in representing insurers on a national basis in connection with coverage disputes arising out of underlying environmental, asbestos, products, pharmaceutical, medical device, employment discrimination and other liabilities. Mr. Harding has handled numerous appeals in state and federal courts throughout the country involving the key legal issues that have been at the forefront of complex coverage litigation.Close
Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman
Mr. Oshinsky has more than 30 years of experience litigating insurance recovery cases in federal and state courts... | Read More
Mr. Oshinsky has more than 30 years of experience litigating insurance recovery cases in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and others in the chemical, pharmaceutical, financial, food, education and health industries. He litigates some of the most significant, complex insurance coverage issues in the country, applying theories which he developed that have guided insurance recovery law since its inception. Mr. Oshinsky also advises clients about how to maximize their insurance assets, and he is frequently selected as a party-appointed arbitrator in complex insurance coverage disputes.Close