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Depositions in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation: 30(b)(6) and Fact Witnesses
May 21, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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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

Insured vs. Insurer: Litigating Priorities in Subrogation Proceeds and the Made Whole Doct...
June 11, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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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

Preventing Insurer Litigation Conduct From Becoming Evidence of Bad Faith: Avoiding Pitfal...
Overcoming the Waning Recognition of Litigation Privilege in Coverage and B...
March 7, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss the increasing phenomenon of having allegations of bad faith against an insurer based on conduct, strategies, and statements made during litigation. The panel will then recommend strategies to minimize the risk of bad faith. Read More

Reptilian Tactics in First-Party Insurance Litigation: Lessons for Insurers
Responding to Reptile Techniques During Discovery, Deposition, Voir Dire, O...
February 6, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will offer trial strategies and best practices insurers can apply to neutralize an insured's use of "reptile" theory and tactics in first-party insurance litigation. The panel will also address what to do if the court overrules insurer challenges to reptile tactics and how to preserv... Read More

Jury Selection Strategies in Insurance Litigation: Key Issues for Trial Counsel in Bad Fai...
Preparing for Voir Dire, Exposing Bias, Leveraging Strikes
January 9, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide attorneys litigating common bad faith or coverage issues with strategic techniques for jury selection. The panel will discuss preparing for voir dire, the practical usefulness of social media and questionnaires, juror profiles, dealing with tainted jurors, and avoiding c... Read More

Managing and Litigating First and Third-Party Bad Faith Claims: Insurer Strategies for Add...
Evaluating Opportunity to Settle Within Limits, Managing Open Claims, Prepp...
December 14, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss managing and litigating first and third-party bad faith claims from the insurer's perspective, focusing on the unique challenges bad faith claims present at all stages of the litigation and offering strategies for addressing them. Read More

Insurance Agent and Broker Liability for Failure to Procure Necessary Coverage: Claims and...
Differing Standards of Care, Responsibilities of Insured, Causation, Damage...
December 5, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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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

Ethical Duties of Insurance Defense Counsel to Preserve Coverage
Strategies for Preventing Discovery of and Handling Information the Insurer...
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responding to Insurance Investigations: Cooperating Fully While Safeguarding Privilege and...
Preventing Insurer Abuse, Misuse, Disclosure; Protecting Confidential Infor...
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

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

Confronting Organized Insurance-Fraud Schemes and Sham Claims
Avoiding Payment of Sham Claims, Tools to Deter and Recover from Scheme Lea...
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 Litigation: Leveraging Daubert/Frye Admissibility Standards for Expert Testimony...
Distinguishing Daubert vs. Frye Standards, Challenging Expert Reliance on H...
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

Insurance Litigation and Work Product: Obtaining or Protecting Documents in Coverage and B...
Resolving Discovery Over Claims Files, Underwriting Files and Manuals, Othe...
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

Defeating Phantom Exclusions in D&O and E&O Coverage: Guidance for Policyholders
Overcoming Denials of Coverage Based on Restitution and Disgorgement After...
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

Insurance Defense Litigation: Defending Against the Reptile Theory Utilized by Plaintiffs
Preparing Deponents and Witnesses, Conducting Voir Dire, Opening and Closin...
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-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...
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

Policyholder's Duty to Cooperate: Advocating or Defending Against Loss of Coverage for Bre...
Navigating Scope of the Duty, Privilege Issues, Settlement, and Consequence...
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

Discovery of Insurance Reserves, Reinsurance, and "Other Claims" Files in Coverage and Bad...
Navigating Relevancy, Privilege and Work Product, Burdensome Objections: Po...
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 Declaratory Judgment Actions and the Federal Abstention Doctrine: Strategies and...
Perspectives From Policyholder and Insurer Counsel on Litigating Declarator...
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