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Broadcast Date: Friday, February 04, 2022
from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

Overview:

The ever-changing landscape of insurance coverage litigation has always posed several challenges to insurance companies. Because of this, complex coverage issues and risks of bad faith claims have also notably increased, and insurers are left with the important task of effectively handling and preventing such claims.

In a LIVE Webcast, insurance coverage practitioners Michelle L. Burton (Burton Kelley LLP) and Kenneth Williams (Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.) will analyze the significant issues surrounding insurance coverage litigation. Speakers will provide an in-depth discussion of the underlying challenges, risk issues, and other nuances considering the latest developments and recent cases. They will also provide tips and strategies for insurers to effectively defend themselves against bad faith claims, thus preventing costly litigations.

Key topics include:

  • Insurance Coverage: Trends and Developments
  • Complex Coverage Issues and Other Underlying Claims
  • Comprehensive Guide in Preventing Bad Faith Claims
  • Tips and Strategies to Avoid Litigation
  • Recent and Notable Cases
  • An Outlook

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)

 

Prerequisite:

General knowledge of insurance laws

 

Course Code:

149663

 

NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice

 

Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Michelle L. Burton, Managing Partner
Burton Kelley LLP

Michelle Burton is Managing Partner of Burton Kelley, LLP. Her decades of experience include complex coverage analysis, successful trial and appellate work, as well as client training in a range of subjects. Before forming Burton Kelley, she ran the successful practice of Shoecraft Burrton LLP for sixteen years.  Ms. Burton has long-term clients who appreciate her tireless dedication to serving their legal needs and delivering consistently excellent legal results. Ms. Burton is the past President of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers where she started the Civility Committee which is now state-wide project.

Kenneth Williams, Shareholder
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.

Kenneth Williams is a shareholder in the Segal McCambridge Detroit office. He focuses his practice on representing corporations and insurance carriers in the areas of coverage and personal injury litigation.  He has a wide array of jury trial experience in Michigan, Florida, and Illinois.  He has also litigated matters including but not limited to general liability, premises liability, coverage and indemnification, employment discrimination, along with agency claims. He is also co-chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Agenda:

SEGMENT 1:

Michelle L. BurtonManaging Partner

Burton Kelley LLP

  • Conducting a thorough investigation;
  • Effective communication with the insured and representatives;
  • Proper file documentation in the digital age;
  • Evaluating coverage;
  • Timely payment of Benefits

SEGMENT 2:

Kenneth WilliamsShareholder

Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.

  • Consider the context and basis for the deposition – How will the testimony fit in the case?
  • Consider where affirmative duties arise and/or examples of failure to act in accord with those duties
  • Preparing the witness(es)
  • Other considerations for preparing the witness:
  • Nuts and bolts of preparation:
  • Preparing witness to testify in capacity as witnesses vs. corporate representative
  • Court intervention
  • Issues surrounding privilege that arise in context of bad faith and/or coverage depositions
  • The Deposition

Materials:

Download Course Materials

Who Should Attend:

  • Insurance Lawyers
  • Litigators
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Insurers and Policyholders
  • In-house Counsel

SPEAKERS

Michelle L. BurtonManaging Partner
Burton Kelley LLP
Kenneth WilliamsShareholder
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.

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