Insurance Bad Faith

Seminar: Insurance Bad Faith "Set-Up" in Pennsylvania
Host: The National Business Institute
Date: Friday, September 23, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (EST)
Location: Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West (4010 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131) 
Registration: Online Here

Join Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Senior Litigation Partner, Robert J. Foster, at the upcoming National Business Institute seminar where you will learn tools and tactics to steer clear of insurance bad faith claims. Attorneys and claims professionals have to learn how to work together in order to prevent claimants and plaintiffs from crying bad faith. This full-day seminar will provide an overview of how to screen cases for bad faith potential, document the investigation, and develop tools to deny bad faith in court. 

Topics to be addressed include: recognize how the insurer's duty to investigate, defend, and settle can become the basis for bad faith claims; learn how to spot the signs of first-party loss claim that might be headed toward a bad faith allegation; find out which components in a settlement demand letter require extra caution from the claims manager and the attorney; how to prepare to evaluate the risk that a claim will end up with an excess judgment; best practices for documenting the claims investigation to protect the insurer from bad faith; how to understand a variety of defenses to counter a bad faith claim at trial; and how you can avoid ethical pitfalls when handling the original claim during bad faith litigation.

The seminar is designed for those at the intermediate level, and will educate insurance professionals on how to recognize, avoid, and challenge potential bad faith actions in first- and third-party claims handling. The program has been approved for 7.2 hours of NJ CLE credits, 6 hours of PA CLE credits, and 7 hours of Insurance credits.