Each year, property and casualty insurance coverage is one of the most widely litigated areas of the law in Florida. In light of last year's devastating natural disasters, the number of property and casualty cases will increase dramatically. By attending this seminar, you will gain knowledge from experts in property and casualty insurance law that will facilitate your understanding of the insurance contract and its provisions as well as recognize a bad faith case and handle coverage disputes both presuit and through litigation.
- Recognize and understand insurance contracts and provisions
- Handle coverage disputes both presuit and through litigation
- Recognize the bad faith case and understand available remedies
- Ethical considerations from a legal standpoint
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
I. Opening Remarks – Overview
A. Unauthorized Entities Discussion
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
II. Insurance Contracts And Provisions
A. Presuit Determination Of Coverage
B. Carrier's Duty To Defend And Indemnify
C. Insured's Rights
D. Triggering Coverage
E. Claims Level Analysis
F. Reservation Of Rights
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. Coverage Disputes
A. First Party
B. Third Party
C. Contractual Liability
D. Advertising And Personal Injury
E. Errors And Omissions
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
IV. Coverage Litigation
A. Declaratory Judgment Actions
B. Subrogation And Contribution
1. Potential Defendants
2. Effective Notice
3. Apportionment Of Recovery
D. Settlement Techniques
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
V. Bad Faith Coverage Litigation
A. Distinction Between 1st Party And 3rd Party Bad Faith
B. Statutory Authority For Claims
C. Available Remedies
1. Damages Under F.S. § 624.155
2. Emotional Distress
4. Attorneys Fees And Costs
5. Punitive Damages
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Ethical Considerations
A. Florida Rules Of Professional Conduct
B. Tripartite Relationship
C. Attorneys' Fees