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Broadcast Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)

Overview:

There are many types of cases that may constitute the filing of a bad faith claim. The varying jurisdictions surrounding this area of law also pose additional uncertainties making it harder for insurance companies to devise effective litigation tactics. Thus, it is of vital importance for practitioners to be in the know of the common red flags and pitfalls to avoid potential liability claims and other financial damages.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and distinguished professionals organized by The Knowledge Group as they provide a comprehensive discussion of the scenarios that may constitute risks for bad faith claims. Speakers, among other things, will analyze the varying jurisdictions that insurers should be wary of. They will also offer practical litigation strategies in this ever-changing legal landscape.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • Bad Faith Litigation: Recent Developments
  • Common Red Flags and Pitfalls
  • Best Defense Strategies
  • Notable Cases
  • What Lies Ahead

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast

 

Prerequisite:

General knowledge of insurance laws

 

Course Code:

149776

 

NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice

 

Total Credit:

1.5 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Brett M. Carey, Partner
RumbergerKirk

Brett Carey practices in the areas of insurance coverage, bad faith, and commercial litigation.  He represents insurers in first and third party coverage matters, including claims involving personal and commercial lines of insurance, and claims involving extra-contractual liability and bad faith disputes.  He also has extensive experience representing insurance companies and other clients in contract disputes and claims of fraud and misrepresentation.

Kimberly M. Parson, Managing Partner
Rebar Kelly

Kimberly M. Parson, Esq. is the Managing Partner for the New Jersey office of Rebar Kelly, in the firm’s Saddle Brook, New Jersey office, where she represents clients in complex commercial litigation, focusing on insurance coverage, general commercial litigation, personal injury liability, legal and medical malpractice, products liability, environmental liability and mass torts.  Her practice also involves providing coverage opinions and advice to insurance carriers concerning their coverage obligations under several types of insurance policies including comprehensive general liability, group property and casualty lines, public entity insurance, specialty and professional risk, excess, contractors, automobile liability, E&O insurance, D&O coverage, cyber insurance, and employer’s liability coverage.

Michelle L. Burton, Managing Partner
Burton Kelley, LLP

Michelle Burton is the Managing Partner of Burton Kelley LLP, a boutique civil litigation firm specializing in insurance coverage, bad faith defense, insurance defense, and regulatory compliance. Ms. Burton has obtained numerous jury trial defense verdicts against multi-million dollar claims. Ms. Burton is also Certified Appellate Specialist and has authored appeals addressing insurance-related matters. Ms. Burton served as the President of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (2018) and for numerous years has been recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction in Civil Litigation, Super Lawyer, AVVO Top-Rated Lawyer and Lawyer Monthly’s Women in Law Awards (2018). She is also a member of the State-Wide Civility Task Force.

Agenda:

SEGMENT 1:

Brett M. CareyPartner

RumbergerKirk

  • Conditions precedent to bringing a bad faith claim
  • Scope of discovery and privilege objections
  • Who can be deposed?
  • Attacking a bad faith claim through damages discovery

SEGMENT 2:

Kimberly M. ParsonManaging Partner

Rebar Kelly

  • Should Insurers be permitted to bring bad faith claims against their Insureds?
  • What are potential grounds for a reverse bad faith claim?
  • Is there statutory or case law support for an insurer’s reverse bad faith claim?

SEGMENT 3:

Michelle L. BurtonManaging Partner

Burton Kelley, LLP

  • Attorney or public adjuster involved in reporting claim
  • Mitigation work completed before inspection
  • Delayed reporting and cooperation issues
  • Appraisal demands in response to scope disputes

 

Materials:

Download Course Materials

Who Should Attend:

  • Insurance Lawyers
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Insurers and Policyholders
  • Litigators
  • General Counsel

SPEAKERS

Brett M. CareyPartner
RumbergerKirk
Kimberly M. ParsonManaging Partner
Rebar Kelly
Michelle L. BurtonManaging Partner
Burton Kelley, LLP

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