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Advanced Insurance Bad Faith in WA May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you wanting to dig in deep to the details of a bad faith case? This inclusive guide will navigate through the most hotly contested issues right now in the bad faith arena and divulge beyond-the-basics strategies through unforgettable real-life experiences and case examples. Dig deep into multiple claimant issues; skillfully interpret the policy, language and coverage; strategically look at the claims handling process and get tips to identify red flags – and so much more. Don’t let your opponent have the edge – gain insider tips that will take your bad faith litigation skills to the next level. Add new strategies to your litigation playbook and get the answers to your toughest bad faith insurance questions. Order today!

 

Course Content

  1. Washington Bad Faith Law Update and Hotly Contested Claims/Case Law
  2. Applying the Latest Case Law: Skillfully Interpreting The Policy, Language, Terms and Coverage
  3. Issues with Multiple Claimants or Defendants
  4. Strategic Discovery of Claims Handling: Secrets Insurance Adjusters Don’t Want You to Know
  5. Institutional Bad Faith: Industry Standards, Carrier Compensation Programs, Claims Process, Case Law and More
  6. Adjuster and Bad Faith Expert Witness Deposition and Examination Tactics
  7. Damages in Bad Faith Cases: Tactics to Maximize/Minimize

 

Agenda / Content Covered

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  1. Washington Bad Faith Law Update and Hotly Contested Claims/Case Law
    9:00 – 9:30, Martin J. Pujolar

    1. Trends, New Legislative Initiatives
    2. Hotly Contested Claims and Case Law in Bad Faith
    3. Expert Advice on the Insurance Code and Regulation Update
    4. Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Bad Faith Litigation
    5. Q&A
  2. Applying the Latest Case Law: Skillfully Interpreting The Policy, Language, Terms and Coverage
    9:30 – 10:25, Thomas Lether

    1. Sample Discovery Requests Directed to the Insurance Company and Adjuster
    2. Was the Duty to Defend Triggered?
    3. Deliberate Misinterpretation of Policy Language
    4. Deny or Disclaim of Coverage
    5. Disclosure of Policy Limits; Explanation of Applicable Provisions
    6. Explanation of Exclusions in the Policy
    7. Reservation of Rights Defense Strategies
    8. Evidence of Excess Verdict Bad Faith
    9. Bad Faith Without Coverage
  3. Issues with Multiple Claimants or Defendants
    10:40 – 11:35, Monica Kim Sham

    1. Obligations in a Coverage Investigation
    2. Digging Deep into the History of the Claimants (Previous Claims, Financial Status, Etc.)
    3. Common Claimant Pitfalls
    4. Fraud by Insured?
  4. Strategic Discovery of Claims Handling: Secrets Insurance Adjusters Don’t Want You to Know
    11:35 – 12:30, Robert Bohm

    1. Avoiding Payment of Claim
    2. Failure to Properly Investigate (Proper Procedures, etc.)
    3. Failure to Settle or Resolve Claim; Coercive Tactics to Settle the Claim
    4. Use of Improper Standards to Deny or Denial of Claim
    5. Unreasonable Demands for Proof of Loss
  5. Institutional Bad Faith: Industry Standards, Carrier Compensation Programs, Claims Process, Case Law and More
    1:30 – 2:25, Michael N. Poli

    1. Discovery of Industry Standards
    2. Policies, Procedures, Guidelines and “General Business Practice”
    3. Carrier Compensation Programs
    4. Carrier and Claim Department Relationship
    5. “Pattern and Practice” Discovery
    6. Advertising/Marketing Documents
    7. Claim Audits, Claims Paid by Carrier
    8. Insurance Carrier Recidivism
  6. Adjuster and Bad Faith Expert Witness Deposition and Examination Tactics
    2:25 – 3:20, Eric J. Neal

    1. Plaintiff’s Lawyer’s Ex Parte Communications with the Adjuster
    2. Duties and Obligations Owed by Adjuster/Insurance Company
    3. Training Documents/Training Received
    4. Evidence That Proves Violation of Industry Standards
    5. Malicious/Oppressive/Fraudulent Behavior
    6. Proving Advance Knowledge and Conscious Disregard
    7. Authorization of the Employee’s Acts? Repeated Actions?
  7. Damages in Bad Faith Cases: Tactics to Maximize/Minimize
    3:35 – 4:30, Eliot M. Harris

    1. Contractual Damages
    2. Extracontractual Damages
      1. Bad Faith
      2. Consumer Protection Act
      3. Insurance Fair Conduct Act
      4. Negligence
      5. Miscellaneous Extracontractual Claims
      6. Attorneys’ Fees under Olympic Steamship and Otherwise
      7. Prejudgment Interest

Details

Date:
May 19, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/89551SVDM

Organizer

National Business Institute