Insurance law is constantly changing, and the practitioner must remain informed on the recent developments. By attending this seminar, you will gain knowledge from experts in insurance law that will facilitate your understanding of bad faith litigation.
If you are an attorney, in-house counsel or representative for an insurance company, you are expected to know and understand the current status of bad faith claims.
This seminar will provide:
- An explanation on how to spot the difference between reasonable disputes and true bad faith
- A description of how to minimize the cost of discovery and expert witnesses
- Information on how to maximize and preserve significant damage verdicts
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
I. Case Selection
A. What Makes A Bad Faith Case 'Big'?
1. Jury Sociometery
2. Framing The Issues
B. The Supreme Court's New Standard In Badillo How To Keep Your Verdict
C. Case Studies From UM, Disability, Life And Property Claims
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
II. Emerging Issues
A. Credit Life And Credit Disability Policies
B. Is There Bad Faith In Workers' Compensation?
C. Bad Faith Beyond Insurance A Remedy Does Exist
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
A. Preparing And Following A Discovery Plan
B. Written Discovery And Document Demands
C. Do You Really Need Any Depositions?
D. Do You Need An Expert?
E. Discovery Of Other Claim Files
F. Net Worth And Parent And Subsidiary Relationship Issues
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
IV. Overcoming Pre-Trial Obstacles
A. Beating Summary Judgment
B. Motions In Limine
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
V. Trying The Case
A. Jury Selection What They Don't Teach In Law School
B. Trial Themes And Theories Maximizing Actual Damages
C. Examination And Order Of Witnesses
D. Closing Argument
E. Punitive Damages After Campbell