Prosecuting and Defending Bad Faith Actions

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Course Description

This program was recorded on February 20th, 2018

Insurers owe special duties to their insureds and a covenant of good faith and fair dealing is implied in every insurance contract. A breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing by the insurer is commonly referred to as “bad faith.” This course will teach Plaintiff’s counsel to identify bad faith and prosecute a bad faith action. It will also help insurers to employ best practices to avoid breaching their duties to insureds and provide strategies for counsel to defend insurers in bad faith actions.



  • Annette C. Clark
    Annette Clark is a partner with CTSC. Her practice encompasses many areas including personal injury, employment litigation and consultation, business, bad faith, class action, general liability, premises liability, and declaratory judgment actions.

    In addition to litigation, Annette handles a wide variety of insurance coverage matters including offering coverage opinions and advice to both insurance carriers and institutional clients, and handling uninsured motorist arbitrations on behalf of both insureds and carriers. Annette has helped many clients obtain insurance benefits which were originally denied by the carrier under both commercial and personal insurance policies and has obtained summary judgment for insurers accused of bad faith for denying coverage.

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      • 2 General Credits
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    1. First Party Bad Faith
    2. Third Party Bad Faith
    3. Duty to Defend
    4. Duty to Investigate
    5. What is Reasonable?
    6. State Insurance Fair Practices
    7. Know Thy Contract
    8. Settlement
      1. Insurer’s Duty
      2. Demand Within Policy Limits
      3. Excess Judgment

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