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Coverage Challenges with Common Property Endorsements

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

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

    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
  • Electronic Data Coverage Issues

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

    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

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

    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

    Monday 1:30 - 3:00
    Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00

    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

    Monday 3:30 - 5:00
    Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00

    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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