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Understanding Insurer’s Duty to Settle: Practical Tips to Avoid Bad Faith Claims

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Add to Calendar 12/17/2019 12:00 pm 12/17/2019 2:00 pm America/New_York The Knowledge Group Webinar: Understanding Insurer’s Duty to Settle: Practical Tips to Avoid Bad Faith Claims If you haven’t registered for this event please click here:https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/checkout/?add-to-cart=131467\r\n An insurer’s ability to refuse a settlement case is only limited on account to its duty to act in good faith. Instead, they owe its policyholder a duty to settle if, and only if, the policyholder’s settlement amount is within the limit of the insurer's policy. \n \nHowever, if an insurer refused to accept an offer of reasonable settlement from an injured party due to exceeding policy limits, insurance companies might be in the midst of exposure in a bad faith claims liability. \n \nIt is therefore imperative that companies who are prone to this kind of situation to remain proactive in devising an effective and advance practices on how to handle insurance claimants in order to avoid exposure to bad faith claims. \n \nIn this LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help Insurance Companies understand the important aspects of the insurer's duty of settlement. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing effective practices in mitigating risks and avoiding potential exposure to bad faith claims. \n \nSome of the major topics that will be covered in this course are: \n \n \n An Overview of the Insurers Duty to Settle \n Recent Trends and Developments \n Notable Court Rulings \n Common Risks and Pitfalls \n Practical Tips and Best Practices \n What Lies Ahead \n \n https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/understanding-insurers-duty-to-settle/

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Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Bad Faith Webinar. An insurer’s ability to refuse a settlement case is only limited on account to its duty to act in good faith. Instead, they owe its policyholder a duty to settle if, and only if, the policyholder’s settlement amount is within the limit of the insurer's policy.

However, if an insurer refused to accept an offer of reasonable settlement from an injured party due to exceeding policy limits, insurance companies might be in the midst of exposure in a bad faith claims liability.

It is therefore imperative that companies who are prone to this kind of situation to remain proactive in devising an effective and advance practices on how to handle insurance claimants in order to avoid exposure to bad faith claims.

In this LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help Insurance Companies understand the important aspects of the insurer's duty of settlement. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing effective practices in mitigating risks and avoiding potential exposure to bad faith claims.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • An Overview of the Insurers Duty to Settle
  • Recent Trends and Developments
  • Notable Court Rulings
  • Common Risks and Pitfalls
  • Practical Tips and Best Practices
  • What Lies Ahead

Agenda

Michelle Burton, Managing Partner
Shoecraft Burton, LLP

  • Good Faith v Bad Faith
  • Triggering the Duty to Defend
  • The Scope of the Duty to Defend
  • Duty to Accept Reasonable Settlement

Hugh D. Hughes, Attorney
Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.

Who Should Attend

  • Insurance Agents and Advisers
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Insurance Lawyers
  • In-house Counsel

Online CLE Bad Faith

Michelle Burton, Managing Partner
Shoecraft Burton, LLP

  • Good Faith v Bad Faith
  • Triggering the Duty to Defend
  • The Scope of the Duty to Defend
  • Duty to Accept Reasonable Settlement

Hugh D. Hughes, Attorney
Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.

Online CLE Bad Faith

Online CLE Bad Faith

Michelle BurtonManaging PartnerShoecraft Burton, LLP

Michelle Burton is the Managing Partner of Shoecraft ♦ Burton LLP, a boutique civil litigation firm specializing in complex insurance coverage, bad faith defense, insurance defense, and professional liability.  Ms. Burton has obtained numerous jury trial defense verdicts for her clients against multi-million dollar claims throughout California. In addition to her trial practice, Ms. Burton is a Certified Appellate Specialist and has authored and argued numerous appeals addressing insurance-related matters including Douglas v. Fidelity Insurance Company, the leading case on rescission in California. She was trial and appellate counsel on a case consolidated for oral argument with Lee v. California Capital Insurance Co., the recently-decided case which provides important guidance to appraisers and umpires for appraisals involving a disputed scope.  She advocated many of the contentions adopted by the Court of Appeal in its published decision.  Ms. Burton provides Fair Claims Training, Good Faith Claims Handling Training, Insurers Obligations to Resolve Claims and Appraisal Training for her clients.

Online CLE Bad Faith

Hugh D. HughesAttorneySaxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.

Hugh D. Hughes brings to SDV a wealth of experience in complex litigation including a successful appellate practice, having argued a wide variety of issues before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts. Hugh has had nearly 30 reported appellate decisions in Connecticut, earning him a Super Lawyers’ designation in appellate work each year since 2015.

Hugh’s concentration in insurance law makes him an outstanding addition to our team. His representation of clients includes coverage issues involving builder’s risk, property and casualty and employment liability policies. Hugh also has expertise in workers’ compensation coverage for negligent assault and battery as well as UM/UIM and CUTPA claims. Hugh is on the Executive Committee of, and is a Legislative Liaison for, the Insurance Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, a role which allows him to stay abreast of legislation concerning insurance law in the state.

While in law school, Hugh was a member of the Connecticut Law Review. Upon graduation, he spent a year as a Law Clerk to Justice Francis McDonald, a future Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.


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Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   Live Webcast

Prerequisite:
   General knowledge in insurance law

Course Code:
   148279

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Shoecraft Burton, LLP is a multi-practice boutique civil litigation firm that provides proactive, cost-conscious and aggressive legal services tailored to its clients’ goals. The firm specializes in litigation, complex insurance coverage matters and appeals. Over the years, the firm has successfully defended and prosecuted hundreds of matters on behalf of insurance companies, policyholders, insurance brokers, corporate and individual clients, developers as well as, municipalities and public entities. The firm has particular expertise in defending insurance bad faith matters, fraudulent insurance claims, insurance application fraud, first party defense and third party defense, premises liability actions, errors and omissions claims against insurance brokers and architects and engineers. The firm routinely provides coverage advice on all lines of insurance for insurers, conducts examinations under oath and drafts, and reviews policy language proposed by insurers for potential future coverage issues. The firm also offers risk management services and litigation avoidance strategies to its insurance and corporate clients designed to mitigate litigation costs. Such services include review of claims manuals, underwriting guidelines, Title 10 certification, training seminars on claims handling and errors and omissions and review of corporate insurance programs.

Website: http://www.shoecraftburton.com/

Michelle Burton is the Managing Partner of Shoecraft ♦ Burton LLP, a boutique civil litigation firm specializing in complex insurance coverage, bad faith defense, insurance defense, and professional liability.  Ms. Burton has obtained numerous jury trial defense verdicts for her clients against multi-million dollar claims throughout California. In addition to her trial practice, Ms. Burton is a Certified Appellate Specialist and has authored and argued numerous appeals addressing insurance-related matters including Douglas v. Fidelity Insurance Company, the leading case on rescission in California. She was trial and appellate counsel on a case consolidated for oral argument with Lee v. California Capital Insurance Co., the recently-decided case which provides important guidance to appraisers and umpires for appraisals involving a disputed scope.  She advocated many of the contentions adopted by the Court of Appeal in its published decision.  Ms. Burton provides Fair Claims Training, Good Faith Claims Handling Training, Insurers Obligations to Resolve Claims and Appraisal Training for her clients.

Hugh D. Hughes brings to SDV a wealth of experience in complex litigation including a successful appellate practice, having argued a wide variety of issues before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts. Hugh has had nearly 30 reported appellate decisions in Connecticut, earning him a Super Lawyers’ designation in appellate work each year since 2015.

Hugh’s concentration in insurance law makes him an outstanding addition to our team. His representation of clients includes coverage issues involving builder’s risk, property and casualty and employment liability policies. Hugh also has expertise in workers’ compensation coverage for negligent assault and battery as well as UM/UIM and CUTPA claims. Hugh is on the Executive Committee of, and is a Legislative Liaison for, the Insurance Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, a role which allows him to stay abreast of legislation concerning insurance law in the state.

While in law school, Hugh was a member of the Connecticut Law Review. Upon graduation, he spent a year as a Law Clerk to Justice Francis McDonald, a future Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.

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