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Damage By Multiple Perils

Curriculum: Property Coverage

Monday 3:30 - 4:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 9:30

Christopher M. Ramey, JD, Partner, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig
Brandon L. Sipple, Esq., VP, Coverage Director, Chubb

  • Identify common losses involving multiple causes of loss and their associated exclusions
  • Examine coverage nuances, including the efficient proximate cause and concurrent cause doctrines where applicable
  • Evaluate potential changes in policy language due to recent case law and assess potential effects of such changes
  • Declaratory Judgment Actions: How, When & Why?

    Curriculum: Casualty Campus

    Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00
    Monday 10:30 - 12:00

    Christopher W. Martin, JD, Partner, Martin Disiere Jefferson et al

  • Explore reasons for and against seeking a declaratory judgment
  • Assess the most effective time to bring a declaratory judgment action
  • Identify parties that should be joined in the declaratory judgment action
  • Address potential responses that an adverse party may have to the declaratory judgment action and examine methods to combat them
  • Delivering Powerful Presentations

    Curriculum: General Interest

    Monday 10:30 - 12:00
    Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00

    Shameem Awan, CPCU, Assistant Vice President, Amica Mutual Group
    Susan Cavanagh, AVP Claims, Western National Insurance

  • Explore strategies for becoming a better presenter
  • Discover techniques for developing powerful presentations
  • Demonstrate strategies to involve your audience
  • Examine practical approaches for cultivating confidence and maintaining audience engagement
  • Determining the Number of Occurrences Under CGL Policies

    Curriculum: Casualty Campus

    Tuesday 1:30 - 3:00
    Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00

    Dick Cammett, Owner, EG Claims Adjusting/Consulting
    John Mumford, JD, Partner, Hancock Daniel Johnson et al

  • Identify the scenarios in which the issue of the number of occurrences arises
  • Discover how the parties' respective positions on this issue may change based on the policy provisions (including limits and deductible) and facts of the claim
  • Review the key liability policy provisions which impact the determination of the number of occurrences
  • Describe the different "tests" utilized by courts nationally for determining the number of occurrences and survey recent case law addressing this issue
  • Analyze various fact patterns in which the issue of the number of occurrences must be decided
  • Developing as an Organizational Leader

    Curriculum: Management

    Tuesday 10:30 - 12:00
    Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00

    Deborah Jansen, AVP-Dir. Organizational Dev., Main Street America Group
    Jon Stinemetz, Leadership Development Spec., American Family Insurance

  • Articulate important areas of capability that must be built to succeed in the broader corporate environment
  • Describe the expanding complexity of relationships that are inherent at progressive leadership levels
  • Establish your professional value proposition and manage your reputation within the broader business environment
  • Devise strategies to establish developmental actions that directly align with strengthening under-developed capabilities
  • Drones & Remote Sensing for Claims

    Curriculum: Technology

    Monday 3:30 - 4:30
    Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30

    Charles Mondello, CEO, Ecosystems Services Invest.

  • Evaluate the continued and evolving regulatory environment for drone operations
  • Explore how drone operations form a component of remote sensing use cases in claims
  • Describe technology options available to support drones as a component in a larger remote-sensing environment
  • Identify key aspects of imaging to optimize drone remote-sensing operations
  • Duty to Defend: When Does It End?

    Curriculum: Casualty Campus

    Monday 1:30 - 2:30
    Wednesday 8:30 - 9:30

    Rina Carmel, JD, Senior Counsel, Anderson McPharlin & Connors

  • Describe the situations in which the insurer’s duty to defend may end
  • Analyze whether and when settlement can end the duty to defend, especially in mixed claims
  • Evaluate whether the insurer can terminate the defense by writing a letter, or whether coverage litigation is needed
  • Examine strategies for avoiding prejudice to the insured and avoiding bad faith allegations when the defense obligation ends

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