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Bad Faith Damages in Third-Party Claims

Curriculum: Casualty Campus

Asim K. Desai, JD, Partner, Gordon & Rees, LLP
Kevin Willging, JD, Executive Counsel, Travelers Companies

  • Spot warning signs of bad-faith exposure in third-party contexts
  • Review emerging bad-faith issues and trends in the third-party claims
  • Identify warning signs of bad faith "set-ups" by third-party claimants and develop responsive action plans
  • Biomechanics of Injury Causation: How People Get Hurt

    Curriculum: Casualty Campus

    Richard V. Baratta, Ph.D., SVP-Biomechanical Divison, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

  • Identify the mechanical properties of the different types of tissues
  • Review anatomy in the context of accidental injuries
  • Compare different accident/incident scenarios that can cause specific injuries
  • Evaluate consistency between accident scenarios and injuries claimed
  • Bodily Injury & Wrongful Death Claims: Effective Adjusting

    Curriculum: Casualty Campus

    Joe Epps, CPA, CFE, Sr. Consultant, HSNO The Forensics Firm
    Meryl Fein, Claim Director-Excess Claims, Allianz Global Corp. & Spec.
    Josh M. Snell, JD, Partner, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC

  • Describe claim investigation options for pre- and post-litigation bodily injury and wrongful death claims
  • Review both standard and specialized information to obtain, depending on the bodily injury or wrongful death facts alleged that must be gathered to complete your evaluation
  • Identify at least three potential situations which greatly complicate the determination of economic damages
  • Compare the timing in various claims settlement procedures, including pre-litigation negotiation, mediation and litigation through trial and posture the claim for resolution
  • Building Code Issues: Residential Losses & ICC Developments

    Curriculum: Adjusting Property

    Craig Burgess, State Building Commissioner, IN Dept. of Homeland Security
    Wes Jordan, Engineer, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
    Ed Rensink, Principal, RTM Consultants, Inc.

  • Please provide learning objectives. Thank you.
  • Building Code Questions with Commercial Loss Adjustments

    Curriculum: Adjusting Property

    Randy M. Grundy, RPA, President & EGA, RGACM
    Steven M. Gunn, PE, Engineer, Keeler-Webb Associates
    Michael Popich, Supv.-Bureau of Const. Svcs., City of Indianapolis

  • Review the coverage and limitations provided under Ordinance & Deficiency provision in commercial policies
  • Describe how various types of Codes particularly impact commercial structures and losses
  • Evaluate various claims scenarios and work thru issues involving when the code applies, its impact on the adjustment and most importantly, how differences can be resolved
  • Business Income Loss: Avoiding Pitfalls

    Curriculum: Commercial Time Element Losses

    Katharyn Thompson, Accountant, RGL Forensics

  • Effectively start the communication process, obtain the necessary information, and stay on track with Business Income losses
  • Set expectations with the insured, independent adjuster, and insurance adjuster and identify key delivery dates and milestones that will be important for keeping the adjustment on track
  • Explore strategies to meet emerging surprises and make modifications as new information is discovered
  • Identify ways to highlight and explain key concepts and differences that can help bridge the gap in understanding between parties
  • Review case studies to examine potential challenges in business income losses that often arise and consider alternative approaches to achieve a resolution
  • Business Risks Exclusions in a GL Policy

    Curriculum: Underwriting

    Casey R. Stafford, JD, Partner, Kightlinger & Gray, LLP

  • Describe the components of the business risk exclusions and how each interplay with the requirements of the insuring agreement in a general liability policy
  • Identify fact patterns giving rise to application of the damage to your property exclusion, the damage to your product exclusion, the damage to your work exclusion, the impaired property exclusion and recall exclusion in a general liability policy
  • Explain majority and minority views with regard to court application of business risk exclusions in a general liability insurance policy

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