How To Illuminate The Scope of Coverage CLE
How to Illuminate the Scope of Coverage Challenges and Develop Admissible Evidence

$95.00

Clear

Live Webcast/Rebroadcast – You watch the course online at the specified date and time shown below. You can ask questions and receive answers during the course.

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Course Description

Live Webcast – November 16, 2020

  • 10:00-11:00am PT / 11:00-12:00pm MT / 12:00-1:00pm CT / 1:00-2:00pm ET

When a third party asserts a liability claim against a defendant who requests coverage from its liability insurance company, the policyholder should wants to know: “Am I covered or not?” Insurance regulations require the insurer to answer this question with a simple “Yes”, “No”, or “Maybe”. If the insurer answers: “Yes, you have full coverage”, the policyholder should still worry about just a couple of limitations before assuming that the insurer will take care of everything. If the insurer answers: “No, you have no coverage”, the policyholder should explore quick and easy ways to try to convert a “No” to a “Maybe” or a “Yes”. If the insurer answers: “Maybe”, it usually means: “Yes, we will defend you, but No, we may not indemnify you.” “Maybe” always creates some conflicts of interest among the policyholder, liability insurer and its appointed dependent counsel and may mean that the policyholder should not trust its insurer or its lawyers. This course will focus on techniques to quickly and easily seek to resolve coverage challenges – and failing that, develop written, admissible evidence without litigation to use against the insurer and its lawyers to answer: Who must pay how much to whom, for what, and when? Who controls the defense and settlement through counsel selected and directed by the insurer or the policyholder? Should the policyholder report the insurer to the Department of Insurance and dependent counsel to the State Bar and implement other easy enforcement mechanisms?

Attorney Stephen ThomasStephen Thomas
Principal fields of study include: duty to defend, conflicts of interest, reservations of rights, Cumis counsel, lawyers’ ethical obligations, reasonableness of attorney fees, insurer reimbursement claims, good faith reliance on counsel, insurer good or bad faith, insurance coverage in construction defect, professional liability, personal injury, many business and personal torts, products liability, malicious prosecution, false imprisonment, libel, slander, wrongful eviction, invasion of privacy, discrimination, sexual harassment, and pollution claims. Represented insurance companies or policyholders in coverage disputes. Defended policyholders for insurers in a wide variety of liability suits.

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  1. Who must pay how much to whom, for what, and when?
  2. Who controls the defense and settlement through counsel selected and directed by the insurer or the policyholder?
  3. Should the policyholder report the insurer to the Department of Insurance and dependent counsel to the State Bar and implement other easy enforcement mechanisms?