Learn about the very latest developments in insurance law from leading lawyers and insurance professionals at the annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar. Join us for cutting-edge and informative plenary, breakout, and roundtable programs; valuable networking events; and a variety of outdoor activities only Tucson can offer. This year’s meeting will feature the same high-quality programming that has attracted insurance practitioners from all over the United States and other parts of the globe for over 30 years. We hope you will join us in Tucson to make this another record-setting year!
When Disaster Strikes: Coverage Implications of the Florida Condo Collapse
Theresa Guertin, Partner, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C., Ronald Kammer, Capital Partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Kimberly A. Kyle, Attorney at law at Kohnen & Patton LLP, Andrew Miller, Attorney at law at Brouse McDowell, and Corry Patterson, Of Counsel at Nelson Mullins
Thursday, March 3, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Disastrous events create complex coverage issues, and the Florida condo collapse is no exception. This panel will discuss coverage issues arising under the property and liability policies of the association, owners and the construction professionals involved, including complex causation, ensuing loss and other provisions that commonly arise in such cases.
The Attorney-Client Privilege: Practical Tips for Claims Handling and to Avoid Bad Faith
K. Alexandra O'Neill, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C., Christina Culver, Partner, Insurance Litigation & Coverage Vice Chair, Thompson Coe, Jamie Carsey, Managing Director, Claims - Legal at Markel Service
Saturday, March 5, 2022, 11:55am - 12:55pm
Is there a new trend to erode the insurer's attorney-client privilege in bad faith litigation? In Travelers Property Cas. Co. v. 100 Renaissance, LLC, 308 So.3d 847 (Miss. 2020), the Mississippi Supreme Court held that the insurer impliedly waived the attorney-client privilege and ordered the disclosure of communications between an adjuster and in-house counsel, as well as the inhouse counsel's deposition. How does this apply to insurer’s outside counsel advising on coverage for an ongoing claim and to policyholder counsel assisting their insureds in processing and presenting claims? This course will discuss certain jurisdictions that are allowing the erosion of the attorney-client privilege and will advise both policyholder and insurer counsel on court opinions about what is considered handling a claim and what is considered providing legal advice. The course will also discuss strategies for handling bad faith litigation, including a discussion
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