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Broadcast Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Overview:

While the essence of insurance is to hedge against financial losses caused by unexpected damages, there are instances when an insurance company fails to fulfill its obligations and duty of good faith. This instance, more commonly known as insurance bad faith, can happen in several ways, including an insurer’s misrepresentation of the contract or its failure to disclose specific policy scopes.

Insurance laws governing bad faith practices are innately complex, thus proving the elements of a bad faith claim can be tricky and challenging. Additionally, the increasingly dishonest tactics of insurance companies and third-party adjusters today highlight the need to proactively detect the red flags before they snowball into a massive financial damage and unnecessary headache.

Listen as highly experienced counsel Kenneth P. Williams (Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney) and Hillary N. Ladov (Goldberg Segalla) provide the audience with the latest and significant issues surrounding bad faith insurance litigation. Speakers will also provide practical strategies in a rapidly evolving legal landscape.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • Significant Developments in Bad Faith Insurance
  • Red Flags to Look Out For
  • Best Strategies to Prove the Elements of a Bad Faith Claim
  • Implications of Bad Faith Claims
  • Notable Bad Faith Insurance Cases
  • An Outlook

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast

 

Course Code:

1410185

 

NY Category of CLE:

Areas of Professional Practice

 

Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Kenneth P. Williams, Shareholder
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

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.

Hillary N. Ladov, Partner
Goldberg Segalla

Hillary N. Ladov is a partner with Goldberg Segalla LLP, where she focuses her practice on insurance coverage litigation, bad faith disputes, and coverage counseling. Hillary counsels and defends insurance industry clients in a wide range of coverage matters, including commercial general liability, professional liability, directors and officers liability, pollution liability, and commercial and personal auto liability. She has significant experience handling complex insurance cases in state and federal courts, and has monitored coverage and liability issues in a variety of cases. After receiving her J.D./M.B.A. at Rutgers University, Hillary spent two years as a judicial law clerk in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, specializing in appellate-level commercial and insurance-related cases.

Agenda:

Kenneth P. WilliamsShareholder

Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

  • Duty
  • Breach of Duty
  • Cause in Fact or Legal Cause
  • Damages
  • Jurisdiction Defines Elements of Negligence and therefore governs Insurer Conduct

Hillary N. LadovPartner

Goldberg Segalla

  • Brief overview of recent bad faith cases
  • Impact of COVID 19 on bad faith
  • Trends in bad faith legislation
  • Best practices for avoiding bad faith

Materials:

Download Course Materials

Who Should Attend:

  • Insurance Lawyers
  • Insurance Advisors
  • Claims Representatives
  • Claims Counsel
  • In-house Counsel

SPEAKERS

Kenneth P. WilliamsShareholder
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney
Hillary N. LadovPartner
Goldberg Segalla

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