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Discovery in Bad Faith Insurance Litigation: Key to Successfully Proving or Defending Clai...
Navigating Scope of Discovery, Document Production, and Joint Client Exception to and Impl...
October 17, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will discuss unique discovery requests that arise when a policyholder argues that its insurer's investigation and subsequent denial of its claim was arbitrary, capricious, and undertaken "in bad faith." The webinar will cover what information to request, how to request the informatio... Read More

Insurer's Duty to Settle for Policy Limits When Defending Non-Covered Claims Under Reserva...
Avoiding Liability and Extracontractual Damages
October 26, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will guide attorneys through one of the most challenging of all issues: whether to settle for the policy limits while defending a potentially non-covered claim under a reservation of rights when taking into account almost certain damages exceeding policy limits. Read More

PFAS Liability Litigation and Complex Coverage Issues: Strategies for Insurers, Policyhold...
October 31, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will help prepare insurers, policyholders, and their attorneys for the flood of major liability challenges and complex coverage issues arising out of alleged exposure to and contamination from the group of chemicals commonly referred to as PFAS. This comprehensive presentation will... Read More

Insurer Liability for Retained Counsel's Malpractice: Causes of Action, Standards of Care,...
November 7, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will examine how and when an insurer is liable for the malpractice of defense counsel that an insurer selected to represent its policyholder. The panel will also address when retained counsel's malpractice may lead to claims for extra-contractual bad faith damages. The program will a... Read More

Insurance Agent and Broker Liability for Failure to Procure Necessary Coverage: Claims and...
Differing Standards of Care, Responsibilities of Insured, Causation, Damages
December 5, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will inform and educate insurance counsel about the peril to agents and brokers arising from the failure to procure coverage that an insured either sought or required. Liability differs depending on the jurisdiction and the circumstances. Counsel must know the vital details involved... Read More

Insurance Bad Faith and Deviation From Industry Standards: Using Experts to Help Juries Un...
Strategies and Controversies When Claims Handling Experts Testify as to Whether Policy Pro...
September 26, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss strategies for using claims handling experts in various types of bad faith insurance cases, including first party property, underinsured/uninsured motorist and excess liability claims, as well as expert qualifications, the admissibility of their testimony concerning lega... Read More

Insurance, Indemnity, and Contribution: The Complex Interplay in Commercial Transactions
Drafting Indemnification Provisions and Ensuring Adequate Coverage for Contractual Liabili...
September 21, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide insurance counsel with a roadmap for understanding statutory and common law contribution and indemnification. The panel will analyze disputes that arise when reconciling indemnity agreements and insurance provisions and outline best practices for drafting indemnification... Read More

Ethical Duties of Insurance Defense Counsel to Preserve Coverage
Strategies for Preventing Discovery of and Handling Information the Insurer Could Rely Upo...
September 12, 2023 CLE, CLE Ethics CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss the ethical and practical duties and obligations of counsel appointed to defend the policyholder with respect to preserving coverage for the policyholder. The program will discuss ABA Formal Opinion 08-450 and related Model Rules of Professional Responsibility, what app... Read More

Allocating Liability Among Multiple Policies Triggered by Multi-Year Loss: Noncumulation a...
September 7, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will update insurance counsel on the latest developments in applying noncumulation provisions in CGL policies to deny coverage in long-tail claims. The panel will outline best practices for counsel to insureds or insurers to argue for maximizing coverage or minimizing liability. Read More

Insurer Bad Faith and Inadequate Investigation: Examination Standards, Coverage and ROR, S...
August 22, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will offer guidance to counsel bringing or defending bad faith claims alleging the insurer's inadequate or inappropriate investigation of complex claims. The panel will review what makes an investigation inappropriate, special issues involving coverage denial or reservation of rights... Read More

Recurring Document Requests in Insurance Litigation: Drafting Reasonable Requests and Rais...
August 15, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will offer insurance litigators for plaintiff or defense practical ways to make drafting and responding to perennial document requests less onerous and more efficient. Insurer counsel, plaintiff counsel, and a document-production expert will discuss in the specific context of insura... Read More

Insurance Coverage for Pre-Closing Liabilities: Enforcing the Successor's Rights to Predec...
Transferring Liabilities and Insurance Coverage in Business Transactions
August 1, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss how a successor company acquires and enforces insurance coverage obtained by its predecessor for claims materializing after--perhaps years after--the transfer. The panel will begin by reviewing whether insurance claims or policies can be assigned to another party as par... Read More

The Insurance Appraisal Process: Strategies for Resolving First-Party Claims Effectively a...
July 25, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel through the facially simple appraisal option for settling disputes between the policyholder and insurer over the value of a loss. Each party hires an appraiser to value the loss, and the appraisers pick an "umpire" to decide the issue if the appraisers disagree. Read More

Reinsurance Right-to-Associate and Claim Control Clauses: Effect on Claims Handling, Settl...
July 19, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will offer insight into the rights of insurers and reinsurers regarding their "right-to-associate" and "claim control" rights and the consequences of invoking them. The panel will discuss what these rights mean, potential bad faith liability that can arise, how reinsurers can waive... Read More

Establishing and Challenging Exhaustion of Insurance Policies: Recurring Issues, Factors t...
July 11, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review what constitutes exhaustion of an underlying policy, how policyholders can prove it, and how insurers can establish or challenge exhaustion. Read More

Property Damage Policies: Valuing Complex Claims, Avoiding Valuation Mistakes, Managing Po...
June 20, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel through complex loss valuation issues under property damage policies when property - including real property and improvements - has been partially or completely destroyed. The program will discuss the methods for calculating replacement cost value (RCV) and actual... Read More

Insurance Agent and Broker Malpractice: Identifying and Mitigating Risks, Defending E&O Cl...
June 13, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss the wide-ranging and heightened professional liability risks facing insurance agents and brokers, the types of conduct that may give rise to expanded risks, and how to best protect and defend against a variety of errors and omissions claims that may arise. The program w... Read More

Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation: Depositions of Insurance Claims Handlers or Representat...
Deposition Strategies From Perspectives of Both Insurers and Policyholders
June 8, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss deposition strategies for insurers and policyholders to defend or take the claims handler or representative's deposition. The program will also review communications between the claims handler and insurance counsel and communications that may come under the attorney-clie... Read More

Cyber Insurance Coverage for Business Email Compromises and Ransomware Attacks: Current Tr...
June 6, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will analyze for insurance counsel current trends and developments in policy language, coverage, claims, and litigation arising from business email compromises (such as social engineering, fraudulent instructions, network security), ransomware, and even ransomware negotiations. The... Read More

Insurer Bad Faith Setup Defense and Reverse Bad Faith Claims: Insurer vs. Policyholder Per...
Insurer Defenses Against Policyholders in Bad Faith Litigation
May 30, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will examine how counsel for insurers can recognize when a third-party plaintiff attempts to "setup" the insurer for a bad faith claim. The panel will address what insurers can do to avoid this trap, counterclaims, and relevant affirmative defenses based on the plaintiff's fraudulen... Read More

Reps and Warranties Insurance Claims Recovery: Demonstrating Coverage, Overcoming Common a...
May 25, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss key issues that are likely to arise when claims have been made under representations and warranties insurance (RWI) policies and will provide practical suggestions for both insurers and policyholders to resolve them efficiently and according to policy terms. Read More

Insurer's Duty to Prosecute the Policyholder's Affirmative Claims: Ethical and Coverage-Sa...
May 23, 2023 CLE, CLE Ethics CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss the scenarios when an insurer's duty to defend requires it to prosecute the policyholder's affirmative counterclaims, crossclaims, or third-party claims. The panelist will also discuss Model Rules of Professional Responsibility 1.1 (Competence), 1.2 (Scope of Representa... Read More

Depositions in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation: 30(b)(6) and Fact Witnesses
May 2, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare policyholder and insurance company litigators to question fact witnesses and corporate witnesses in coverage and bad faith litigation. The panel will outline their experiences and perspectives on leveraging testimony by corporate representatives for both sides, using FRC... Read More

Removing Insurance Cases to Federal Court: Strategic Considerations and Recurring Challeng...
April 18, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss why federal court may or may not be a better forum for insurers and review recurring challenges with effecting removal, such as citizenship of limited liability companies, inactive or dissolved entities, improper joinder, and resisting remand. Read More

Insurance Coverage for Claims Alleging Breach of Preexisting Duty: Limitations on the Eato...
Determining the Source of the Insureds Obligation to Pay an Underlying Claim
April 11, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss complex issues surrounding insurance coverage for damages related to breach of contract claims and the "Eaton Vance" rule. The panel review the "moral hazard" concerns used to justify the rule and whether the Eaton Vance rule goes further than necessary to protect legit... Read More

Reconstructing Coverage Under Missing Policies: Sources of Evidence, Burdens of Proof, Sco...
April 4, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss why locating and evaluating coverage under old insurance policies has become a strategic imperative and the evidentiary requirements for proving or denying coverage when the terms of an insurance policy are missing. Read More

Reformation of Insurance Policies: Expanding or Reducing Coverage, Grounds for Relief, Def...
March 14, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss the equitable remedy of reformation in the context of insurance coverage litigation. The panel will review the factual situations that give rise to demands for reformation, the grounds for reformation, when and how it is raised, factors considered, and how the remedy di... Read More

Pleading Into Coverage and the Duty to Defend: Strategies to Enhance Insurer Involvement
February 28, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will instruct insurance litigators on how to plead allegations that fall within a policy's coverage grant but outside the policy's exclusions when alleging the underlying claims that trigger coverage and the duty to defend. The program will identify mistakes that can get complaints... Read More

Resolving Insurers' and Insureds' Settlement Dilemmas When Policy Limits Are Insufficient:...
February 21, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss how an insurer's duty to settle may be impacted by two difficult but recurring situations: (1) when multiple claimants are competing for insufficient policy limits against an insured, and (2) when claimants from a single occurrence will release fewer than all of multiple... Read More

Allocation of Liability and Exhaustion of Policy Limits: Policyholder and Carrier Perspect...
Indemnity Allocation Among Multiple Policies and Lines of Insurance, Horizontal vs. Vertic...
February 7, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide insurance counsel with the latest developments in liability allocation, factors involved in allocation of losses, a review of critical issues in horizontal and vertical exhaustion, the interrelationship between the liability of the primary carrier and the excess insurer,... Read More

Insurer Malpractice Claims Against Defense Counsel: Recognizing, Defending, and Preventing...
January 24, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide insurance defense counsel through the increasingly important topic of insurer claims against defense counsel for legal malpractice committed while defending the insured. The program will review common errors, whether a cause of action exists and who may assert it, how lia... Read More

Ethics of Insurance Defense Under ROR: Model Rule 1.7, Conflicts, and Insured's Right to I...
January 18, 2023 CLE, CLE Ethics CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will offer objective legal analysis and subjective, practical suggestions about how to resolve ethical dilemmas which need to be addressed when a liability insurer agrees to defend its policyholder under a reservation of rights but proceeds to appoint defense counsel and direct the... Read More

Insurance Coverage for Governmental Investigations: Avoiding Exclusions, Ensuring Prompt N...
January 4, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will instruct counsel when a company's D&O or professional liability insurance will cover the costs of responding to a formal investigative order, civil investigative demand, or subpoena. The program will discuss what policy terms and exclusions are often used to limit entity invest... Read More

Crafting Coverage Position Letters and Evaluating Impact of Insurer's Defense Under Reserv...
Avoiding Waiver of Defenses, Establishing Good Faith, Controlling Defense, Preserving Atto...
December 14, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss how counsel can draft valid coverage position letters (CPLs) without waiving defenses when proceeding under a reservation of rights (ROR). The program will also discuss how policyholder counsel receiving a CPL should review, analyze, and, if necessary, respond to a CPL.... Read More

Insurance Coverage for Digital Assets: Cryptocurrency, NFT Losses Under Traditional and Sp...
December 6, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide insurance coverage counsel through issues that arise with insurance coverage for digital assets and claims and losses incurred by digital asset owners/investors, businesses, exchanges, third-party custodians that store cryptocurrency and other forms of digital assets on c... Read More

Designing and Drafting Insurance Settlements and Releases
Covered and Non-Covered Claims, Multiple Defendants, Overbroad Language
December 1, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will review the best strategies for drafting insurance settlements, focusing on releases. The panel will discuss issues that arise with covered and non-covered claims, multiple defendants, problematic language that can sabotage the parties' expectations and forfeit future rights, an... Read More

Attorney-Client Privilege in Bad Faith Litigation: Privilege Issues From Perspectives of P...
November 29, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss whether the attorney-client privilege is being eroded in bad faith litigation. The panel will review the tripartite nature of attorney-client privilege among the insurer, the insured, and the attorney representing the insured. The program will discuss who controls the p... Read More

Insurance Policy Rescission After a Claim is Filed: Bad Faith and Third-Party Claims
Recurring Issues for Insurers, Policyholders, and Innocent Third Parties
November 15, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the challenges and complications for insurers from rescinding an insurance policy and how a policyholder can effectively respond if the insurer attempts to rescind its policy after a covered claim is made. The panel will review addressing rescission for statutorily requi... Read More

Bad Faith Litigation: Insurer's Discovery of Plaintiff's Privileged Information
Strategies for Discovering Policyholder Communications With Legal Counsel, Counsel's Work...
November 1, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss strategies for discovering policyholders' communications with their legal counsel, including counsel's work product. The program will review which states have weakened or destroyed insurers' testimonial and work product privileges, the severe consequences of treating co... Read More

Responding to Time-Limited Demands for Policy Limits: Reasonableness, Safe Harbors; Obtain...
October 19, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel in responding to time-limited demands for payment of the policy limits without drawing a claim for bad faith. The panel will discuss controlling law and statutes, requests that do and do not trigger insurer obligations, safe harbors that may excuse a response, and... Read More

One Insured, Multiple Insurers, Multiple Lawsuits: Managing Liability, Settlement, and Cov...
October 12, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss how to manage coverage, liability, and settlement issues that arise when a single policyholder is sued multiple times and has been insured by numerous insurers. The panel will review how to resolve which insurers must defend and defense sharing agreements, best strategi... Read More

Additional Insured Endorsements: How They Modify Coverage, Shift Risk, and Affect Indemnif...
Scope of Coverage, Risk Allocations, and Insurer's Duties With Additional Insured Endorsem...
October 4, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will analyze how courts assess when the insurer's duty to defend is triggered concerning a claim by an additional insured. The panel will outline the various circumstances where extrinsic evidence is considered. Read More

Insurer's Duties to Excess Carrier and Bad Faith: Litigating Cooperation, Settlement, and...
September 29, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide counsel through the duties and rights between primary and excess carriers, the primary carrier's potential for extracontractual damages to the excess insurer, and the potential for the excess insurer to incur extracontractual damages for breaching its duties to the primar... Read More

Structuring Captive Insurance Programs: Key Provisions, Regulatory Requirements, Risk-Pool...
September 21, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will offer guidance on structuring captive insurance programs across several scenarios. The panel will discuss the different types and uses of captive structures, best practices in regulatory compliance, and how to best leverage captive formation to maximize financial risk transfer a... Read More

Insurer's Duty to Defend: Navigating the "Eight Corners" Rule, Withdrawal From an Ongoing...
Advocating Complex Defense Duty Issues From Insurer and Policyholder Perspectives
September 13, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss three important aspects of a liability insurer's duty to defend: (1) determining an insurer's duty to defend from pleadings and other sources; (2) circumstances when an insurer can withdraw from a defense; and (3) sometimes overlooked issues where there is collusion in t... Read More

Stacking Coverage Under UM and UIM Policies: Identifying All Coverages, Preventing Misappl...
September 6, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will demonstrate the manner and method of stacking uninsured and underinsured motorist (UI/UIM) coverage. The panel will offer an overview of how UI/UIM works, eligibility, intra- and inter-policy stacking, limits on stacking from exclusions and waivers, and more. The program will h... Read More

Bad Faith Litigation and Ignorance of the Law: Meeting an Insurer's Duty to Know the Law W...
August 30, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss an insurance company's duty to know the law, the duty to explain denial of claims, what an adequate and proper claim denial looks like, how these duties affect the assertion of privilege, and how to stem erosion of evidentiary privileges in bad faith litigation. Read More

Reptilian Tactics: Litigating First-Party Insurance Cases
Responding to Reptile Techniques During Discovery, Deposition, Voir Dire, Opening Statemen...
August 16, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide insurance counsel on applying the "reptile theory" in first-party insurance cases. Our panel will explore tactics used by counsel for insureds to leverage this litigation strategy, and steps insurers can take to neutralize them effectively. The panel will also discuss cons... Read More

Insurance Coverage, Risk Transfer, and Successful Tenders: Maximizing Limits and Reducing...
Accessing Broader Claim Coverage, Reducing Impact on Claim History, Sharing Losses and Exp...
August 2, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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The CLE course will examine how to issue tenders of defense or indemnity that effectively transfer risk to third parties and their insurers as well as strategies for responding to tenders. The panel will discuss identifying who owes defense or indemnity, understanding the obligations under various c... Read More

Insurer Duty to Defend Biometric-Related Statutory Violations: Triggers, Standing, Pleadin...
July 12, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar is about when and how liability insurance of various kinds will give rise to the duty to defend alleged violations of statutes regulating the collection and disclosure of biometric-related information, including fingerprints, facial recognition, voice recordings, and even keystroke... Read More

Insured vs. Insurer: Litigating Priorities in Subrogation Proceeds and the Made Whole Doct...
June 29, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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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... Read More

Attorney-Client Privilege in Insurance Disputes: Preserving Confidentiality, Meeting Legal...
Waiver and Exceptions to the Privilege, the Tripartite Relationship, and the Role of Couns...
June 14, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide insurance counsel on steps to protect confidential communications and preserve the attorney-client privilege. The panel will discuss waiver and exceptions to the privilege, the interplay with reinsurance and reporting to reinsurers, the tripartite relationship, the role of... Read More

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims: Evaluating Triggers, Stacking, Subrogation, Su...
May 24, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review claims, defenses, and complex issues under uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) policies. The program will highlight the significant coverage and procedural differences between "regular" policies and UM/UIM policies, the latest statutory and case law on "stac... Read More

Insurance Settlement Dilemma: The Policyholder's Right to Settle When Insured and Insurer...
May 10, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss what options exist when the insurer and policyholder disagree over how to resolve third-party liability, with an emphasis on the conditions under which a policyholder may settle the claim on its own, the risks of doing so, and its right to indemnity from the insurer. Read More

Insurance Coverage Litigation: Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees and Costs in Declaratory Judgme...
May 3, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss how and when attorneys' fees can be recovered in litigation over coverage and the insurer's duty to defend. The program will discuss how policyholders can recover costs and attorneys' fees when they successfully prosecute coverage actions, even in the absence of bad fait... Read More

Insurer and Policyholder Insolvency: Marshaling the Rights and Obligations of Insurers, Po...
April 26, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review the unique issues that counsel, for insurers, reinsurers, policyholders, or claimholders, face when either the insurer or the insured becomes insolvent. The panel will discuss the insurer's obligations when it is facing insolvency, what happens to insurers that cannot mee... Read More

Insurance Claim Adjuster Liability for Bad Faith After Denying or Delaying Payments
April 12, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the growing trend of policyholder counsel to hold claims agents liable for bad faith when they delay or deny payment other than as required under prompt pay and other statutes as well as under common law theories of bad faith. This trend will substantially influence who... Read More

Calculating Damages for Business Interruption Losses: Coverage Maximizing Methodologies, P...
March 29, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the challenges that COVID-19 and other catastrophes present when calculating business interruption claims. The panel will discuss the two most commonly adopted methodologies, how the court's approach can affect recovery, and the effect of recent decisions and pending iss... Read More

Excess Insurers’ Right to Challenge The Primary Insurers’ Claim Adjustment
March 1, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss when prior rulings on coverage do not bind an excess insurer that follows form and when it can challenge the primary carrier's coverage, settlement, and payment decisions, including the theory of "improper erosion." Read More

ALI's Restatement on Liability Insurance: Real-World Applications on Crucial Issues
Coverage Interpretation; Duty to Defend, Claims Settlement; Bad Faith
February 15, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will present an overview of the significant coverage issues in the most recent iteration of the American Law Institute (ALI) ResThis CLE webinar will examine the real-world applications and decisions of the American Law Institute (ALI) Restatement on Liability Insurance, in key areas... Read More

Insurer's Right and Duty to Defend: Pre-Tender Costs; Target Tender Issues; Non-Covered Cl...
Resolving Defense Cost Reimbursement and Allocation Disputes for Policyholders and Insurer...
February 8, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare counsel to policyholders and insurance companies to assert their positions concerning defense cost issues arising from the insurer's duty and right to defend. The panel will review reimbursement and allocation of defense costs, pre-tender costs, and target tender issues,... Read More

Insurance Coverage: Defining Physical Loss or Damage; Testing Assumptions About What Trigg...
February 1, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss whether "physical loss or damage" sufficient to trigger prima facie coverage under a property or business income policy requires the policyholder to present evidence of "distinct, demonstrable, physical alteration of the property." The panel of both policyholder and ins... Read More

Insurability of Punitive Damages in Civil Litigation: Reducing Uncertainty of Coverage and...
January 25, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will review the wide variety and range of answers to the complex and increasingly important issues of whether and under what circumstances a commercial general liability or other policy will cover an award of punitive damages against the insured. The program will also discuss best s... Read More

Procedural Bad Faith Claims Against Insurers: Understanding and Avoiding the Risks; Defens...
January 18, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss when and why an insurer might be exposed to damages for alleged bad faith conduct even if it fully complied with its contractual obligations by paying a claim in full or properly denying it. With more frequent claims, counsel for insurers must understand what type of con... Read More

The Insurer's Duty to Settle: Bad Faith and Verdicts in Excess of Policy Limits
Navigating the Nuances of the Insurer's Duties and Risk of Bad Faith Claims
January 4, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review the rights and obligations of the policyholder and the insurer regarding settlement, the insurer's liability for verdicts in excess of policy limits, actions insurers can take to reduce exposure to bad faith failure-to-settle claims, and options for policyholders if the i... Read More

Business Interruption and First-Party Property Coverage After Hurricanes, Floods: Issues f...
Flood Exclusions, Concurrent Causation, Business Interruption Losses, and Off-Premises Cov...
December 7, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the unique commercial property insurance coverage issues that insurers and policyholders face when responding to claimed losses arising from natural disasters like hurricanes and floods. The panel will discuss the deductibles and exclusions that most often create coverag... Read More

Resolving Insurers' and Insureds' Settlement Dilemmas When Policy Limits Are Insufficient:...
November 9, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss how an insurer's duty to settle may be impacted by two difficult but recurring situations: (1) when multiple claimants are competing for insufficient policy limits against an insured, and (2) when claimants from a single occurrence will release fewer than all of multiple... Read More

Pollution Exclusion in CGL Policies: Clarifying the Exclusion to Avoid Litigation and Cove...
November 2, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide insurance counsel through the many different forms of "pollution exclusion" clauses in commercial general liability (CGL) policies, explore why they exclude many types of losses not caused by hazardous materials, review differing court interpretations of the exclusion, and... Read More

Insurer Extracontractual Liability for Biased Algorithms and AI in Underwriting and Claims...
August 31, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will explore the increasing risks to insurance companies and policyholders alike of using insurance technology and software, known generally as "insurtech," to investigate, adjust, and settle claims. The panel will discuss the conflict between insurtech and an insurance company's dut... Read More

Computer Fraud Insurance: Coverage for Ransomware and Cybercrime After G&G v. Continental...
August 17, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will explore coverage under non-standalone cyber insurance policies for computer fraud and ransomware, examining such coverage under property, crime, kidnap & ransom, and D&O, among others. Read More

Eroding Insurance Coverage: Avoiding Attorney Conflict of Interest and Bad Faith Claims
August 11, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will alert counsel who works for, with, or against insurance carriers to the dangers of eroding insurance policies, also known as defense-within-limits policies. When every dollar spent on legal fees reduces funds available to settle a case or pay a judgment, all involved must take e... Read More

GEICO v. Whiteside: Navigating Complex Post-Loss Duties in Bad Faith Refusal to Settle Cas...
July 27, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review the holding and real world consequences of GEICO Indem. Co. v. Whiteside (Ga. Apr. 19, 2021), a negligent/bad faith failure to settle case that insurance counsel in all jurisdictions have watched closely and described as "extremely problematic." The panel will unravel the... Read More

Interplay Among Builders Risk, CGL, and Wrap- Up Insurance Programs: Maximizing Coverage
June 29, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on the differences between seeking recovery under builders' risk, CGL, and wrap-up insurance policies. The program will cover what steps to take when a claim is suspected, how to maximize coverage under all available policies, current trends in claim denials, and b... Read More

Resolving Insurance Coverage Ambiguities: Discovery and Use of Extrinsic Evidence to Clari...
June 22, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review the inconsistencies regarding when extrinsic evidence may be used to establish that a particular policy provision is ambiguous and discuss interpreting any ambiguity as well exceptions to the "four/eight corners" rule. The panel will focus on key jurisdictions and discuss... Read More

Insurance Coverage: Applying the Concurrent Proximate Cause Rule to Losses Due to Excluded...
June 16, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review the effect of the concurrent proximate cause rule in coverage litigation where the plaintiff asserts coverage for losses resulting from multiple alleged causes, some covered and some excluded. The program will discuss different standards and approaches taken by various co... Read More

Horizontal vs. Vertical Exhaustion of Insurance: Priority of Coverage and Settlement for B...
June 8, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide insurance counsel with a review of essential issues in horizontal and vertical exhaustion, the interrelationship between the primary carrier's obligation and those of the excess insurer, and best practices to resolve coverage priority disputes. Read More

Insured's Right to Independent Counsel: Conflicts of Interest, Multiple Insureds, Multiple...
May 25, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide insurance counsel with an in-depth review of the parameters of the insured's right to appoint an independent counsel. The panel will discuss varying court standards and emerging issues and outline best practices for both policyholders and insurers to resolve disputes ove... Read More

Insurance Allocation Methods and the Unavailability Exception: Liability for Long-Tail Cla...
May 5, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide insurance counsel with the latest developments in liability allocation for claims involving multi-year losses under occurrence-based policies, how allocation is impacted by gaps in coverage, whether the reason for coverage affects allocation, the impact of policy wording... Read More

Insurance Coverage Exclusions for Known Loss, Prior Knowledge, and Prior Notice: Evolving...
Advocating Scope of the Exclusions From the Policyholder and Insurer Perspectives
March 23, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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The CLE course will address liability policy exclusions designed to preclude coverage for potential liabilities known to the insured when applying for coverage. The panel will provide insights into the evolving standards for how courts construe such provisions, whether such exclusions apply to innoc... Read More

Institutional Bad Faith: Avoiding and Defending Allegations of Company-Wide Schemes to Sup...
Combating Attacks on the Insurer's Policies and Procedures in Claims Handling
March 9, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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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. Read More

Responding to Insurance Investigations: Cooperating Fully While Safeguarding Privilege and...
Preventing Insurer Abuse, Misuse, Disclosure; Protecting Confidential Information; Guardin...
February 11, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide policyholder counsel on strategies and best practices for responding to insurer claims that the duty of cooperation requires disclosure of privileged defense communications or work product that might later be used to challenge coverage. Insurers routinely assess claims und... Read More

Bad Faith Claims When Verdicts Exceed Policy Limits: Nuances of the Insurance Company's Du...
Reducing Company Exposure; Options for Policyholders When Company Rejects Settlement Deman...
February 4, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide counsel with a review of the rights and obligations of the policyholder and the insurance company regarding settlements and the company's liability for verdicts in excess of policy limits. The panel will also explain actions insurance companies can take to reduce exposur... Read More

Business Interruption Coverage: Virus and Pollution Exclusions in Coronavirus-Related Clai...
January 26, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will educate counsel for insurers and policyholders on how courts have split on coverage issues and exclusions impacting business interruption coverage related to the 2020 pandemic. The program will guide counsel through emerging rationales for both extending or denying coverage or a... Read More

Assignment of Insurance Benefits Contracts: Resolving AOB Claims and Defending AOB Lawsuit...
AOB's Scope, Invoking the Appraisal Remedy, Enforcing Conditions to Payment, Handling Mult...
January 21, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide insurance practitioners to an enhanced understanding of the use and abuse of assignment of benefits (AOB) whereby a third party, such as a contractor or physician, steps into the insured's shoes to negotiate claims with, and to receive payments and benefits directly from,... Read More

CGL Exclusions: Contractual Liability, Business Risk, Third-Party Over, Pollution, and Dat...
Advocating Scope of the Exclusions From the Policyholder and Insurer Perspectives
November 11, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine CGL policy exclusions frequently disputed in commercial business disputes, including contractual liability, business risk, third-party over, pollution, and data breach exclusions. The program will analyze recent case law developments interpreting the scope of these exclu... Read More

Expert Witnesses in Bad Faith and Coverage Litigation
Admitting and Excluding Opinion Testimony: Burden of Proof, Prohibited Subjects, Industry...
October 21, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the unique challenges of using opinion experts in bad faith insurance litigation, the legal requirements for tendering expert testimony at trial, and objections to overcome. Read More

Handling Insurance Renewals: Avoiding Traps in Policy Wording, Reducing Exclusions & Notic...
September 23, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss how corporate policyholders should approach their insurance renewal in the new normal of COVID-19 and how to utilize notice of circumstances to their advantage. The insurance renewal process has been impacted dramatically by COVID-19, and the 2020-2021 renewal cycle will... Read More

GDPR and CCPA Insurance Coverage Issues: Disclosure/Deletion Violations, Regulatory Claims...
Insurance Coverage Considerations for Privacy and Data Breaches Under State and Internatio...
September 15, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address the insurance coverage issues raised by General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and the growing list of state privacy statutes. The panel will provide practical guidance for insurance counsel on the new rights, obligations, and... Read More

Primary v. Excess Insurance: Vertical and Horizontal Exhaustion of Policy Limits Priority...
Analyzing the Effect of California Supreme Court's Adoption of Vertical Exhaustion in Mont...
July 29, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will explore the nationwide impact of a unanimous decision in favor of corporate policyholders by the California Supreme Court in April 2020. Policyholders can identify which policy years have the best coverage, collect, and let the carriers resolve further allocation. Any business w... Read More

Self-Insured Retentions and Deductibles: Key Coverage Issues
Balancing the Impact on Claims Settlement, Policy Limits; Obligations of Excess Insurers a...
July 22, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide insurance counsel on the primary differences between self-insured retentions (SIRs) and deductibles. The panel will outline how the application of these two distinct risk retention vehicles impacts defense and/or coverage obligations of both insurers and policyholders. Read More

Insurance Coverage Disputes for Firearms and Shooting Claims: CGL, Homeowners, Auto, Conce...
Understanding the Intentional Acts Exclusion, Specialty Insurance, and Other Complexities
July 15, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide attorneys across all practice areas much needed guidance and context for evaluating insurance coverage for firearms and shooting liability claims under different kinds of policies, as well as best practices and strategies for alleging or defending claims. Both the attorn... Read More

Insurance Issues in the Cannabis Industry: Managing Risk Under State and Federal Law
Traditional and Modified Insurance Products; Key Exclusions and Issues; First-Party Proper...
July 8, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will identify types of potentially insurable risk faced by the cannabis industry, review types of coverage, typical exclusions and associated legal issues, assess the state of the cannabis insurance market and state regulatory regimes, and provide practical guidance on obtaining insu... Read More

Nuclear Verdicts: Countering Social Influence, Corporate Mistrust, Humanizing Corporate De...
June 10, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will offer trial lawyers concrete strategies and tactics to diffuse potential jury anger in setting damages, provide reasonable alternative damages figures for a defense verdict, and personalizing the corporate defendant to the jury panel. Read More

Resolving EPL Coverage Disputes: Common Issues and COVID-19 Claims
Understanding EPL Coverage Triggers, Application Errors, Non-Monetary Claims, and Likely C...
June 3, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss making and resolving claims under employment practices liability (EPL) insurance, which offers coverage against employee lawsuits alleging discrimination and other improper employer acts. The webinar will identify recurring misconceptions and stumbling blocks and how to... Read More

Confronting Organized Insurance-Fraud Schemes and Sham Claims
Avoiding Payment of Sham Claims, Tools to Deter and Recover from Scheme Leaders, Seeking C...
May 27, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide attorneys representing insurance companies in spotting and unraveling increasingly complex and organized fraud. These schemes may be related to only one claim but increasingly span multiple industries and types of policies, including commercial and property; life, health,... Read More

Insurance Coverage for Phishing and Scamming Losses: Policy Interpretation, Circuit and St...
May 6, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will analyze insurance on activity that is costing businesses millions of dollars annually--phishing and online scams. These fraudulent schemes involve email impersonation of otherwise known contacts seeking transfers of funds for seemingly legitimate corporate purposes. When the imp... Read More

Insurance Consent to Settle Hammer Clauses: Dangers for Insureds and Exposure for Insurers
April 29, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare both insured's and insurer's counsel for the legal quagmire of consent to settle clauses, including those paired with hammer clauses. Though an insured might desire the ability to prevent settling a perceived as groundless claim, under these clauses, an insurer may be ab... Read More

COVID-19 and Business Interruption Insurance: Coverage Issues and Exclusions
April 22, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address issues faced by insurers and policyholders responding to claimed losses or liabilities arising from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). It will address all types of insurance including Event Cancellation Insurance, Property Insurance, Business Interruption Coverage, Contin... Read More

Summary Judgment in Bad Faith Cases: Strategies and Countermeasures, Current Case Law
April 21, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide critical insight to counsel for insurers facing tag-along bad faith claims on how to position a case for summary judgment. Our panel will discuss essential factors to consider during the claims investigation and discovery phases of litigation along with evidentiary proff... Read More

Notice for Occurrence and Claims-Made Policies: Navigating Notice of Claim vs. Circumstanc...
Resolving Disputes Over Multifaceted and Complex Notice Issues From Insurer and Policyhold...
March 31, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide insurance counsel with a review of the critical differences between claims-made and occurrence policies concerning notice of claims and failure to give notice or timely notice. The panel will discuss other key issues such as the insurer's duty to reimburse defense costs... Read More

Insurance Litigation: Leveraging Daubert/Frye Admissibility Standards for Expert Testimony...
Distinguishing Daubert vs. Frye Standards, Challenging Expert Reliance on Hearsay Articles...
March 5, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare insurance litigators to meet the Daubert/Frye standards on the admissibility of expert opinion testimony and outline practical strategies for challenging expert testimony. Litigators will learn key differences between federal and state expert testimony standards in those... Read More

Demystifying the "Bad Faith Set-Up" in Insurance Litigation
Navigating the Space Between Aggressive Advocacy and Allegations of the So-Called Set-Up
February 26, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss and explore the mechanics of what's been called the bad faith "set-up" in insurance litigation. Both first-party and third-party claim scenarios will be reviewed and detailed, along with many of the tactics commonly associated with set-up allegations. The program will al... Read More

ALI's 2018 Restatement on Liability Insurance: What Insurance Industry Professionals Need...
The Plain-Meaning Presumption Rule; Triggers of Coverage; Allocation of Long-Tail Claims;...
February 12, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will present an overview of the significant coverage issues in the recently adopted American Law Institute (ALI) Restatement on Liability Insurance, which took almost a decade to finalize. Given the breadth and scope of the Restatement, the panel will devote significant attention to... Read More

Insurance Litigation and Work Product: Obtaining or Protecting Documents in Coverage and B...
Resolving Discovery Over Claims Files, Underwriting Files and Manuals, Other Insureds File...
January 15, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide insurance counsel with a thorough examination of the scope of the work product doctrine and how it arises in the insurance coverage and bad faith litigation context. The panel will review case law guidance and best practices for resolving these discovery disputes. Read More

Biometric Privacy Litigation: Coverage Under D&O, E&O, CGL, Cyber and Other Policies
Advocating Positions From Policyholder and Insurer Perspectives
November 26, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide insurance counsel with an analysis of current trends and developments regarding biometric privacy violation claims and litigation. The program will analyze the current landscape regarding potential insurance coverage under D&O, E&O, CGL, cyber, and employment practices p... Read More

Insurers' Obligations to Defunct Insureds: Recent Cases, Arguments From Policyholder and I...
November 20, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide insurance counsel for both policyholders and insurers on claims made against insolvent, bankrupt, or defunct insureds. The panel will discuss recent cases addressing this issue and review the contractual, statutory, and common law arguments that counsel can leverage to bes... Read More

Depreciation of Labor in Property Insurance Claims: Guidance From Recent Cases
Advocating From Insurer and Policyholder Perspectives
October 30, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address the application of depreciation to the labor cost component of estimated replacement cost value in determining actual cash value (ACV) under homeowners' and commercial property insurance policies. The panel will provide practical guidance regarding labor costs and other... Read More

Noncumulation and Prior Insurance Clauses: Allocating Liability Among Multiple Policies Tr...
Application of Noncumulation Clauses in Pro Rata vs. All Sums Jurisdictions
October 2, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will update insurance counsel on the latest developments in applying noncumulation provisions in CGL policies to deny coverage in long-tail claims. The panel will outline best practices for counsel to insureds or insurers to argue for maximizing coverage or minimizing liability. Read More

Catastrophe Claims: Insurance Coverage for Natural and Man-Made Disasters
Claim Investigation, Policy Interpretation, Agent and Broker Liability, Major Exclusions,...
September 19, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the evolving trends and key coverage issues triggered by natural and man-made disasters, which produce claims under nearly every type of insurance in the marketplace. The program will explore the types of property and liability insurance involved and offer practical guid... Read More

Navigating Bad Faith Claims by Non-Insureds (“Third-Party Bad Faith Claims”): Differing St...
August 14, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the rights and obligations of insurers, policyholders, and non-insureds in circumstances where a non-insured asserts an insurance bad faith claim against an insurer. The parties' rights and obligations vary markedly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Our panel will addre... Read More

Insurance Coverage for Food Contamination and Recall Claims Under CGL, Property, and Conta...
Scope of Coverage, Coverage Triggers, Relevant Exclusions and Policy Language Interpretati...
July 31, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss key insurance coverage issues for food contamination and product recall claims under CGL, property, and product contamination policies, the scope of coverage, coverage triggers, applicable conditions and exclusions, and policy language interpretation. The program will ad... Read More

Insurance Coverage for Fraudulent Email Schemes: Strategies From Insured and Insurer Persp...
Recent Developments After American Tool and Medidata Solutions
July 10, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the unique risks that cyber-related losses resulting from social engineering fraud, spoofing, phishing, and other computer related-scams--such as where scammers have convinced employees to transfer funds to them using executives' hijacked email accounts--pose to business... Read More

Choice of Law in Insurance Coverage Disputes: Strategies and Perspectives From Policyholde...
June 26, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel in choice of law issues and strategies in insurance coverage disputes, including how different jurisdictions approach conflicts of law and the various choice of law tests adopted by the courts, recent and future trends, and strategic and practical considerations fo... Read More

Insurance Litigation Under Reservation of Rights: Reimbursement of Defense Costs and Contr...
Navigating Scope of Insurer and Insured Duties, Protecting Rights of Both Parties When an...
June 19, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide insurance counsel with an understanding of the critical issues raised when an insurer provides a defense under a reservation of rights, how different state laws and courts treat the issues, and best practices for both parties to protect their rights and resolve disputes. Read More

Insurance Coverage for Manufacturers With Consumer or Product Liability Claims
Strategies and Practical Guidance From Insured and Insurer Perspectives
June 5, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss how counsel for product manufacturers can maximize their clients' insurance coverage when faced with consumer or product liability claims. Read More

Insurance Coverage for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Risks
D&O, Cyber, CGL, E&O, Commercial Crime, and Property Insurance Coverage
May 29, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss insurance issues related to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The program will explore how standard insurance products--including D&O, cyber, CGL, E&O, commercial crime and property insurance--apply to cryptocurrency-related risks, as well as recent trends, case law an... Read More

Opioid Liability Claims: Coverage and Litigation Considerations for Manufacturers, Distrib...
May 22, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will explore insurance coverage issues related to the expanding breadth of opioid liability claims. Our panel will discuss coverage considerations, the increasing reach of these claims for those involved in the manufacture, distribution, prescription or payment for opioids, and the d... Read More

Insurer's Duty to Indemnify: Scope, Burden of Proof and Evidentiary Considerations
Advocating Complex Indemnification Duty Issues From Insurer and Policyholder Perspectives
May 1, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will focus on the insurer's duty to indemnify and guide insurance counsel through issues related to whether liability insurance policies obligate the insurer to pay a settlement or judgment involving the insured. The program will distinguish the duty to indemnify from the duty to def... Read More

Stacking Commercial Business Insurance Coverage Policies: Insurer and Policyholder Perspec...
Navigating Allocation of Liability Among Multiple Policies Amid Varied Court Interpretatio...
April 24, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss evolving law on stacking commercial business insurance policies, where it is permitted and where it is not, key insurance policy provisions, and insurance policy interpretation maxims typically in play in disputes between insurers and policyholders on stacking of policie... Read More

Terminating the Duty to Defend: Can the Insurer Extinguish the Duty by Settling Less Than...
Advocating the Defense Obligation From Insurer and Policyholder Perspectives
April 3, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the parameters within which an insurer can settle less than all claims or suits with the plaintiff and thereby end its duty to defend. The panel will outline which jurisdictions allow such settlements and which do not, provide strategies, and analyze risks for both the i... Read More

Combating the Bad Faith Set-Up In Insurance Litigation
Strategies to Minimize the Risk of Excess Judgments and Punitive Damages
March 13, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss and explore the evolution of the proverbial bad-faith set-up in insurance litigation. While the fundamentals of insurance bad faith remain the same, recent developments have blurred the lines between proper claim handling and efforts to "set-up" insurance carriers for ba... Read More

Insurance Coverage for Statutory and Liquidated Damages and Attorney Fees: Policyholder an...
Advocating Coverage for Damages and Opposing Attorney Fees Under CGL, EPLI, D&O and E&O Po...
February 26, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide insurance counsel with a review of coverage for statutory and liquidated damages, as well as attorney fees for opposing counsel in individual and class action claims. The panel will discuss policy interpretation, case law developments, and best practices for arguing cove... Read More

Professional Services Coverage and Exclusions: Insurer and Policyholder Guidance
Avoiding Gaps, Stacking Coverage, and Negotiating Scope Across Multiple Commercial Insuran...
December 13, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will explore the contours of professional services coverage and exclusions under general liability, directors and officers, and professional liability policies. The panel will discuss recent trends in case law interpreting policy coverage and exclusions and guide counsel for policyho... Read More

Individual Liability in Bad Faith Actions: Theories of Recovery, Defenses, Current Case La...
August 16, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will explore the pursuit and defense of causes of action against individual adjusters and insurance company personnel for bad faith. Addressing these claims varies broadly across the jurisdictional spectrum, and our panel will provide guidance on the viability of claims, strategies f... Read More

Defeating Phantom Exclusions in D&O and E&O Coverage: Guidance for Policyholders
Overcoming Denials of Coverage Based on Restitution and Disgorgement After U.S. Bank N.A....
July 26, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the phantom disgorgement exclusion often relied upon by D&O and E&O professional liability insurers to deny coverage for claims involving individual and corporate wrongdoing and the shifting landscape of its viability as an affirmative defense based on the 2014 decision... Read More

Business Interruption Coverage for Cyber-Related Losses: Terms and Exclusions, Interplay W...
July 19, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the unique risks that cyber-related losses pose to business operations and how to mitigate those risks with business interruption (BI) coverage. Our panel will guide insurer and policyholder counsel on negotiating terms and exclusions and how BI coverage works with other... Read More

Blockchain Applications in Insurance: Developing a Plan for Smart Insurance Policies
April 26, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will explore distributed ledger technology (often called "blockchain") applications in the insurance industry, and prepare legal counsel, risk managers, and insurance professionals to address the legal risks associated with blockchain driven smart contracts. Read More

2017 NAIC Insurance Data Security Model Law: New Reporting Rules Following a Cybersecurity...
March 29, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide counsel for insurers with a comprehensive review of the new National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) model law. The panel will arm practitioners with critical guidance to navigate the stringent requirements for insurers, agents and other licensed entities c... Read More

Excess Insurer's Duty to Defend and Indemnify: Exhaustion, Claims Not Covered by Primary,...
February 15, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide counsel to insurers and policyholders with an analysis of the scope of an excess insurer's duty to defend and indemnify and a review of the most commonly disputed issues and how to respond. Read More

Minimizing Bad Faith Insurance Risks in First-Party Property Claims
December 12, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss bad faith claims that arise in the context of first-party property claims, prevailing case law on bad faith claims in the property insurance context, and issues that pose a risk of bad faith claims against insurers, including disputes over property damage appraisals and... Read More

Pleading Insurer Bad Faith Claims: Evolving Pleading Standards, Surviving or Filing a Moti...
November 15, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss pleadings standards for insurer bad faith claims, what plaintiffs must allege to survive a motion to dismiss, and how insurers can leverage tougher pleadings standards to win a motion to dismiss. The program will look at case law developments and how the courts have been... Read More

Insurance Defense Litigation: Defending Against the Reptile Theory Utilized by Plaintiffs
Preparing Deponents and Witnesses, Conducting Voir Dire, Opening and Closing Arguments, an...
November 7, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to insurance defense litigators on combating the trial strategy commonly known as the "reptile theory." The panel will discuss the increased use of reptilian tactics by plaintiffs' attorneys throughout the life of the case and how defense counsel can strategical... Read More

Insurance Coverage for Class Action Claims: Recovery for Indemnity and Defense Costs
November 1, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss recovery for indemnity and defense costs under business insurance policies for class action claims. The program will discuss how policyholders should scrutinize policies for potential coverage, and at a minimum for part of the claims to trigger a defense. The program wil... Read More

Insurance Defense Costs: Allocation in Mixed Actions, Recoupment for Non-Covered Claims, I...
Maximizing Recovery or Limiting Exposure for Defense Costs
July 26, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss defense cost coverage issues, including allocating costs in mixed actions, the insurer's right to recoup defense costs for non-covered claims, the insurer's obligation to pay defense fees for insured's independent counsel, and the insurer's right to limit reimbursement t... Read More

Insurance-Related Class Actions: Strategies for Class Certification, Dispositive Motions a...
Pursuing or Defending Actions Over Insurance Products or Claims Handling
June 20, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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 w... Read More

Social Media Admissions in Insurance Litigation: Investigative Strategies, Spoliation Warn...
Finding and Obtaining Evidence Adverse to Opponents From Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, You...
June 7, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to insurance litigators for mitigating the risks that social media posts frequently pose for plaintiff/policyholders as well as tips for insurers to track down admissions on social media sites. The panel will discuss best practices for advising plaintiff/policyh... Read More

Insurance SIRs and Deductibles: Impact on Satisfaction of SIRs, Policy Limits, Duty to Def...
Advocating Coverage Positions From Perspectives of Insureds and Insurers in CGL, Professio...
May 24, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to insurance counsel on the primary differences between self-insured retentions (SIRs) and deductibles. The panel will outline how the application of these two distinct risk retention vehicles impacts defense and/or coverage obligations of both insurers and poli... Read More

Number of Occurrences in Insurance Liability Claims: Maximizing Coverage or Limiting Liabi...
May 18, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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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 juri... Read More

Insurance Subrogation, Indemnity and Hold Harmless Releases: Navigating the Complexities
Protecting Subrogation Rights, Negotiating Subrogation Waivers, Indemnities and Settlement...
May 2, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide insurance counsel with an understanding of the critical principles of subrogation, the interplay of subrogation with indemnity and hold-harmless releases, and best practices in drafting and negotiating waivers of subrogation, releases and indemnification clauses. Read More

Policyholder's Duty to Cooperate: Advocating or Defending Against Loss of Coverage for Bre...
Navigating Scope of the Duty, Privilege Issues, Settlement, and Consequences of Insured's...
March 23, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the scope of the insured's duty to cooperate, the circumstances under which an insurer can disclaim coverage by alleging the insured breached that duty, the insurer's burden of proof, and other issues that arise in this context such as attorney-client privilege and claim... Read More

Insured/Third-Party Settlements and Consent Judgments After Insurer Denies Coverage
Navigating Collusive Settlements Between Insureds and Third-Party Claimants and Their Impa...
March 15, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the use of collaborative settlements and consent judgments between insured defendants and third-party plaintiffs as a strategy for obtaining indemnification from an insurer after the insurer has denied coverage. Listen as our authoritative panel of insurance practitioner... Read More

Insurance Bad Faith Pre-Trial Strategies: Demand Letters, Pleadings, Defenses, Damages, Bi...
Developing Winning Pre-Trial Tactics for Policyholders and Insurers
March 2, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will outline pre-trial strategies for both insurers and policyholders litigating bad faith claims. The program will focus on demand letters to insurers, drafting and answering bad faith complaints, proving and opposing damages, bifurcation, and using expert witnesses. Read More

Navigating Insurance Bad Faith Claims Involving Additional Insureds and Defense-Within-Lim...
Insurer and Insured Perspectives on Bad Faith Risks and Pitfalls With AIs and Exhaustion o...
December 6, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE program will discuss bad faith pitfalls for insurers in investigating and handling claims involving additional insureds (AIs) as well as bad faith claims that arise under defense-within-policy-limits insurance policies. The program will identify risks to insurers and ways to mitigate these... Read More

Discovery of Insurance Reserves, Reinsurance, and "Other Claims" Files in Coverage and Bad...
Navigating Relevancy, Privilege and Work Product, Burdensome Objections: Policyholder and...
November 8, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide insurance counsel with an understanding of the evolving case law regarding the discovery of reinsurance, reserve information, and "other claims" files in the context of coverage or bad faith litigation between a policyholder and its insurance carrier. The program will di... Read More

Insurance Policy Rescission: Navigating the Differing Legal Standards Underlying a Misrepr...
Advocating the Policyholders Duty of Disclosure vs. the Insurer's Duty to Investigate
October 13, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine trends and recent case law in insurance policy rescission and related exclusions, discuss the varied legal standards underlying a misrepresentation claim or defense, and outline arguments for insurers to consider when asserting misrepresentation and measures policyholder... Read More

Insurance Bad Faith Trial Strategies: Case Evaluation, Jury Themes and Bifurcation
Developing Winning Trial Tactics for Plaintiffs/Policyholders and Insurers
July 19, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address various trial strategies for plaintiffs/policyholders and insurers litigating bad faith insurance claims. The program will discuss how to evaluate the case to decide whether to go to trial or settle, convincing themes for the jury, and bifurcation of coverage trial from... Read More

Insurance Broker Liability to Policyholders for Denied Claims: Latest Case Law Development...
Navigating the Evolving Scope and Breadth of a Broker's Duties and Obligations
May 11, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide policyholder and insurer counsel with an examination of the evolving duties and standards that insurance brokers owe to policyholder clients. The program will review claims against brokers in coverage disputes and recent court decisions expanding a broker's duties in cer... Read More

Insurance Declaratory Judgment Actions and the Federal Abstention Doctrine: Strategies and...
Perspectives From Policyholder and Insurer Counsel on Litigating Declaratory Judgments and...
April 12, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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The CLE course will address issues and strategies in deciding whether and when to seek declaratory relief, threshold issues, limitations, and the applicability of the abstention doctrine for declaratory judgment actions brought in federal court. Read More