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Coverage Challenges with Common Property Endorsements

Anthony Antonellis, JD, Attorney, Sloane and Walsh, LLP
Nicholas J. Macera, AIC, AINS, Sr. Claims Examiner, Amica Mutual Group
Mark E. Wilson, CPCU, Head of Claims-Marine & Surety, Hanover Insurance Group

  • Dissect critical provisions contained in common property endorsements, such as sewer and drain backups, mold/fungi, cosmetic damage, and hurricane deductibles, among others
  • Evaluate new and emerging commercial and homeowners property endorsements and their implications for established claim adjusting practices
  • Identify frequent and unique coverage issues arising from common property endorsements
  • Describe recent court rulings impacting the application of common property endorsements
  • Damage By Multiple Perils

    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
  • Electronic Data Coverage Issues

    Chad Dannewitz, Assist. Prop. Superintendent, EMC Insurance Companies
    Sean O'Brien, JD, Shareholder, Bradshaw Fowler Proctor et al

  • Identify common electronic data and e-commerce exposures
  • Describe the coverage provisions, exclusions, and endorsements that may apply to electronic data losses
  • Examine how courts have applied the direct physical loss requirement in the context of electronic data claims
  • Determine how to value loss of electronic data
  • Homeowner Conundrums: Issues & Analysis

    John McLaughlin, AVP-Claims, Narragansett Bay Insurance
    Michael T. Ryan, JD, Partner, Merry, Farnen & Ryan, P.C.

  • Evaluate residency and determine who is an insured
  • Decide who has an insurable interest and can bring a claim
  • Identify who should be named on an insurance proceeds check, including mortgagee, loss payee, lien holder, etc.
  • Property Case Law Developments: Personal Lines

    Susan Harwood, JD, Attorney, Kaplan Zeena LLP
    David Shaw, JD, Attorney, American Strategic Insurance
    Wayne Taylor, JD, Attorney, Mozley Finlayson & Loggins LLP

  • Review current trends and improve ability to forecast court decisions with respect to personal lines property insurance claims issues
  • Identify current issues and concerns in the personal lines property insurance field
  • Use reasoning skills to apply policy provisions to factual scenarios
  • Share viewpoints with other claims professionals and attorneys from around the country on personal lines property insurance claims issues
  • Property Case Law Developments: Commercial Lines

    James A. Kitces, JD, Partner, Robins Kaplan LLP
    Andrea Matott, CPCU, AIC, AIC, Claims Manager, Beazley Group
    Wayne Taylor, JD, Attorney, Mozley Finlayson & Loggins LLP

  • Review current trends and improve your ability to forecast court decisions in connection with commercial lines property claims issues
  • Identify current issues and concerns in connection with commercial lines property claims
  • Practice reasoning skills in applying policy provisions to factual scenarios
  • Share viewpoints with other claims professionals and attorneys from around the country on commercial lines property claims issues
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