Broadcast Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


The past months have seen a rise in new insurance coverage and bad faith filings. Notably, a significant number of claims filed at both federal and state courts were dismissed favoring insurers due to the lack of “direct physical loss or damage” to property. In the recent McNamara v. Government Employees Insurance decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed the Florida district court’s decision dismissing the bad faith claim. The Eleventh Circuit held that “consent judgment is the ‘functional equivalent’ of an excess judgment that permits the insured to proceed against the insurer for bad faith.”

As the latest court decisions continue to impact the regulatory landscape, it is critical for claim professionals to stay on top of the latest developments surrounding insurance laws. They must also be proactive in reassessing their policies to avoid bad faith claims and other legal pitfalls.

This course brings the audience to a road beyond the basics of preparing for and defending against bad faith litigation. In this engaging discussion, the speakers will also share fresh insights and strategies for the counsel to boost their chance of winning coverage and bad faith lawsuits.

This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following:

  • Bad Faith Litigation: Regulatory Trends and Developments
  • Notable Cases and Court Rulings
  • Litigation Red Flags and Other Challenges
  • Best Defense Strategies
  • Reverse Bad Faith Claim: Potential Grounds and Other Issues
  • Regulatory Outlook


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast



General knowledge of insurance laws


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Kimberly M. Parson, Managing Partner
Rebar Kelly

Kimberly Parson is the managing partner of the firm’s New Jersey office. She has experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation, focusing on insurance coverage litigation, focusing on insurance coverage litigation general commercial litigation, personal injury liability, products liability, environmental liability, mass torts, professional negligence, medical malpractice, and employment liability; as well as in New Jersey’s Municipal Court. Kimberly also has experience in providing coverage opinions and advice to insurance carriers concerning their coverage obligations under various types of insurance policies including, comprehensive general liability, group property and casualty lines, public entity insurance, specialty and professional risk, excess, contractors, automobile liability, and workers’ compensation and/or employer’s liability coverage. In addition, she represents clients with municipal court liability and is a former New Jersey Municipal Court Prosecutor. Kimberly is a sought-after speaker and panelist who has been a presenter at several insurance coverage related seminars. Outside of work she is an avid reader and history buff.

Edward J. Currie, Jr., Shareholder
Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A.

EDWARD J. “NED” CURRIE, Jr. is a Senior Shareholder at Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A., with offices in Jackson and Biloxi, Mississippi.  Ned is a Founding Regent and Past President of the American College of Coverage Counsel.  He is a member of ALI and ABOTA. Ned also is a Past President of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association – which named him Defense Lawyer of the Year for 2021 and awarded him its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. He was named by Best Lawyers as Mississippi’s 2021 Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law, 2016 Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury – Defense, and 2012 Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law. He has been named by the Mississippi Business Journal as one of Mississippi’s top ten Leaders in Law.



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?
  • Pros and cons of asserting a reverse bad faith claim against an Insured.


Edward J. Currie, Jr.Shareholder

Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A.

  • Traditional grounds and recent trends in bad faith litigation.
  • Do insurers have a co-equal right to discover the insured’s privileged communications and information shared with their legal counsel?

Date & Time:

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Insurance Lawyers
  • General Counsel
  • Insurance Managers
  • Insurance Coordinators
  • Insurance Agents
  • Financial Advisor/Officer
  • Claims Representative
  • Insurers and Policyholders
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Insurance Agencies


Kimberly M. ParsonManaging Partner
Rebar Kelly
Edward J. Currie, Jr.Shareholder
Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A.



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