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Building Code Coverage in the 21st Century

Tuesday 8:00 - 9:30
Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00

William A. Schneider, JD, Partner, Morrison Mahoney LLP
Renee W. Shaw, AIC AIM, Litigation Claim Manager, American National P&C Group

  • Review of ordinance or law provisions in commercial and personal lines policies
  • Describe issues giving rise to ordinance or law coverage disputes
  • Analyze modern judicial trends and resolution of litigated code coverage disputes
  • Identify strategies to effectively resolve ordinance or law coverage disputes
  • Damage By Multiple Perils

    Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30
    Wednesday 8:30 - 9:30

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

  • Identify multiple causes of loss and associated exclusions
  • Examine coverage nuances including the efficient proximate cause and concurrent cause doctrines where applicable
  • Evaluate regarding potential changes in policy language due to recent case law and assess potential effects of such changes
  • Diminution in Value, Cosmetic Damage & Matching

    Monday 3:30 - 4:30
    Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30

    Anthony Antonellis, JD, Attorney, Sloane and Walsh, LLP
    Sarah C. Huber, CPCU, Associate Examiner, Amica Mutual Group

  • Identify diminution in value and cosmetic damage issues in residential and commercial property losses
  • Evaluate the policy language upon which proponents maintain a basis for coverage and provide examples of policy language directly limiting coverage for diminution in value and cosmetic damage claims.
  • Describe recent developments in case law throughout the nation
  • Outline recent trends and distinctions amongst different jurisdictions
  • Electronic Data Coverage Issues

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

    Chad Dannewitz, Sr. Property Supervisor, 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

    Monday 1:30 - 3:00
    Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00

    John McLaughlin, AIC, AVP-Claims, Narragansett Bay Insurance
    Michael T. Ryan, 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 insurance proceeds check, including mortgagee, loss payee, lien holder, etc.
  • Misrepresentations: Coverage Considerations

    Tuesday 1:30 - 3:00
    Wednesday 3:30 - 5:00

    Richard Woolf, Attorney, Boyle Brasher LLC

  • Recognize fact scenarios giving rise to misrepresentations in the application and claim investigation
  • Identify coverage issues which arise when facts appear inconsistent with what was initially (or earlier) presented by the insured
  • Apply coverage principles to various fact scenarios to better address apparent misrepresentations in an application and claim
  • Property Case Law Developments 2017

    Monday 1:30 - 5:00
    Wednesday 8:30 - 12:00

    Janet L. Brown, JD CPCU, Attorney, JLB Attorney at Law
    James A. Kitces, JD, Partner, Robins Kaplan LLP
    Wayne Taylor, JD, Attorney, Mozley Finlayson & Loggins LLP

  • Review current trends and improve your ability to forecast court decisions
  • Identify current issues and concerns in the 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 property insurance issues
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    Learning with and from others in our industry. A lot of great information was exchanged among attendees in the classes. interesting to hear about what others are doing and how it is working for them. I feel like it provides a perspective on common issues, insights that is difficult to gain in any other way.

    Opportunity to network with other professionals and discuss relevant topics of the day.


    PLRB remains the "gold standard" for insurance industry conferences.

    For my first time attending I really felt like I took away many helpful points to use.


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    The sessions I attended were relevant to my job, engaging, and well done.

    PLRB greatly appreciates the following claims service providers for their outstanding support for the 2018 Claims Conference.

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