Maximizing Insurance Recovery CLE
Maximizing Insurance Recovery for Mass Tort and Class Action Claims



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 11, 2020

  • 8:00-9:00am PT / 9:00-10:00am MT / 10:00-11:00am CT / 11:00-12:00pm ET

The insurance issues that arise in connection with mass tort and class action claims can be especially complex. This course will provide a primer on the types of insurance coverage that can be implicated by such claims, the disputes that frequently arise between the insurer and the insured in connection with defending and resolving such claims, and provide tips for maximizing insurance recovery in the face of such disputes.

Attorney Thomas MarrinsonThomas Marrinson
Tom Marrinson is a partner in the Insurance Recovery Group of Reed Smith LLP, resident in the Chicago office. Tom’s practice includes coverage litigation, complex commercial litigation and insurance-related counseling. Tom’s coverage litigation experience spans a broad array of insurance disputes, including those involving the first-party property and business interruption, D&O, professional liability, asbestos, and other mass tort claims, environmental clean-up, and lead paint exposure. He also frequently counsels Fortune 500 companies on many types of insurance-related matters. Tom’s insurance coverage practice is international and has involved litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings in jurisdictions throughout the United States and abroad. Tom’s insurance counseling experience includes advising public and private companies on representations and warranties insurance, risk transfer and policy negotiation issues, as well as assisting in the placement of a diverse array of specialized coverages for film, television and one-off media events. Tom is a frequent lecturer on insurance-related issues and has authored numerous insurance-related articles and publications, including Insurance Coverage Disputes, a comprehensive guide to the law of insurance coverage, and Professional Liability Insurance, an in-the-trenches treatise for lawyers grappling with professional liability insurance issues.

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1 General Credit

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  1. Types of coverage implicated by mass tort and class action claims
  2. The insured’s duties to the insurer in connection with defense and settlement of mass tort and class action claims
  3. The insurer’s duties to the insured in connection with defense and settlement of mass tort and class action claims
  4. Common areas of disagreement between insured and insurer in connection with defense and settlement of mass tort and class action claims, and how to work through them.
  5. Avoiding future disagreements at the policy negotiation stage