Learn the latest on Litigating Homeowners, Bad Faith, & Commercial Insurance with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, online access to complete course & reference materials, and attend this on-demand seminar. YOU MAY LISTEN FROM ALMOST ANY TYPE OF COMPUTER OR IPOD. ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE.
Litigating Homeowners, Bad Faith, & Commercial Insurance CLE Benefits:
90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Listen as many times as you wish and ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE
Includes Online Access to Complete Course/Reference Material & Complimentary Podcast.
Register for CLE & MCLE credit - specific credit hours are listed at the bottom of this page.
Today, more homeowners, businesses and individuals are turning to insurance to shield liabilities and protect assets. Insurance claims and disputes have consequently increased in both number and complexity in recent years. Developments in the law and regulatory changes warrant a use of cutting-edge techniques to best advantage your consumer and corporate clients. An authoritative panel of several of the top insurance lawyers in the country will share their insight on the most effective strategies and techniques in insurance coverage, claims, & litigation. Topics include key examinations to make of coverage, defining contract provisions, and bad faith litigation. The faculty will also cover using the duty to defend, dealing with covered vs. excluded risks, and time constraints of coverage. Registration includes access to course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the numerous topics and techniques discussed in the seminar. Agenda: 1. Winning Strategies in Homeowners Insurance:
a. Key Examinations to Make of Homeowners Insurance Coverage
b. What You Need to Know about Policy Provisions
c. Legally Defining Floods, Mold, & Earth Movements
d. Dealing with Covered & Excluded Risks
e. Time Constraints of the Coverage 2. Winning Techniques for Commercial Claims:
a. Winning the Coverage Battle
b. Goals & Limitations of Commercial Property Insurance
c. Understanding Commercial Exclusions
d. Groundbreaking New Cases This Year & on the Horizon 3. Strategies involving Bad Faith Litigation:
a. Negotiation and Litigation Techniques for Bad Faith Claims
b. Best Practices for First Party vs. Third Party Claims
c. Proving Breach of Legal Duties
d. Effectively using the Duty to Defend
e. Winning with The Statute of Limitations
4. Recorded Question & Answer Session Biography of Seminar Faculty:
1. John S. Vishneski
is a Partner at Reed Smith, where he focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage litigation. He places special emphasis on toxic tort, environmental and intellectual property insurance coverage disputes, having represented clients in many jurisdictions. Mr. Vishneski has represented clients in insurance coverage disputes involving diverse types of insurance, including First Party Property policies, General Liability policies, Directors & Officers Liability policies and Employment Practices Liability policies and has extensive knowledge of insurance policy drafting history. His practice is nationwide and has also involved Lloyds and the London Market. Mr. Vishneski also acts as both neutral and party appointed arbitrator in complex insurance coverage disputes. He has written and spoken extensively on insurance law, including on developments for policyholders, payouts, liabilities created by Sarbanes-Oxley, and coverage for sub-prime claims. He holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
2. Deborah A. Vennos
practices at Robinson Cole, where she is a member of the firm's Insurance, Environmental, and Utilities Practice Groups. Ms. Vennos holds a J.D. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. She is the lead author of a popular blog on property insurance. Her Ph.D. in chemistry provides a solid foundation for her focus on litigation matters involving scientific and engineering principles. She has extensive environmental litigation experience, counseling clients on multiple CERCLA sites and assisting in the defense of an environmental class action over a period of three years that involved hundreds of residents. Other litigation experience includes disputes related to a wide range of matters, including landfill construction and closure, a land dispute involving allegations of forged documents, and multimillion-dollar insurance claims involving issues such as design defect, sinkholes, and reconstruction efforts post-Hurricane Katrina. As an outgrowth of her extensive litigation experience, Ms. Vennos is well versed in various methods of resolving disputes, including arbitration, mediation, and court trials. She is also versed in technical and legal issues of green building and the LEED system.
3. Robert J. Kasieta
focuses his practice on personal injury, insurance, corporate litigation, and employment law. A Martindale Hubbell AV rated attorney and SuperLawyer, Mr. Kasieta is listed as one of the Outstanding Lawyers of America and has received numerous awards for having won multi-million dollar verdicts in both personal injury and employment matters. He is a Certified Civil Pre-trial and Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Kasieta has been retained as an expert and consultant in insurance, bad faith cases, and legal malpractice. He has distinguished himself as a highly sought-after lecturer of continuing legal education courses as well as an adjunct law professor. Outside of the courtroom and lecture hall, Mr. Kasieta has been elected as the Mayor of his city, president of his community's Development Authority, and member of the City Council. Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals.
You will receive access to recording, podcast, course & reference material, and information related to CLE/MCLE credit as soon as you register with a credit card or when your check is processed. CLE ACCREDITATION: Rossdale CLE is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals.
Attend this 24/7, on-demand seminar for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending & approved jurisdictions:
Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *
Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**
State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits
Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits
Connecticut (CLE credits are not required, but are encouraged)**
District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***
Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Hawaii State Board of CLE for 1.5 VCLE credit
Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits
Louisiana Supreme Court Commission on MCLE for 1.5 MCLE credits
Maryland (CLE credits are not required)**
Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**
Michigan (CLE credits are not required)**
Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)
New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE credits
South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)**
Texas State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits
Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits
Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits
Additional States - call customer service at (888) 626-3462
* Members of the Alaska Bar Association may report 1.5 CLE credits for participating in this course as it has been approved by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions for 1.5 CLE credits.
** The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.
*** States that do not require CLE are indicated above. Rossdale does not apply for CLE in these states as CLE credit is not required. For additional questions, please call 888-626-3462. REGISTER FOR CLE CREDIT AND LISTEN & LEARN AT YOUR CONVENIENCE WITH THIS CONVENIENT 24/7 ON-DEMAND SEMINAR & PODCAST.
You will receive an on-demand download of the seminar, accompanying materials, and information to report the CLE credits as soon as you register with a credit card or when we process your check.