Learn the latest on Bad Faith Litigation with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Downloadable Seminar & Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, receive access to course & reference materials, and attend this on-demand seminar. YOU MAY LISTEN FROM ANY TYPE OF COMPUTER OR IPOD. You may listen to the seminar at any point over the next 3 years.
Bad Faith Litigation Benefits:
Effects on Trial Skills, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury, & Products Liability
90-Minute On-demand Downloadable Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Includes Access to course & reference materials.
Register for CLE & MCLE credit - specific credit hours are listed at the bottom of this page.
Record numbers of personal injury and products liability cases have made this growing area one of the most steady and profitable practices. At the same time, bad faith claims are on the rise. Recent changes and challenges to tort-reform laws, no-fault legislation, and growing reluctance by juries to award large damage amounts have changed the landscape of personal injury and products liability. Today, expert witnesses and increasing fees for report preparation, depositions, and mandatory mediations have lessened the number of cases that ultimately reach the jury. Successful trial attorneys must effectively understand and utilize the latest tools of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission as well as the knowledge of how the insurance companies track fraud and recovery efforts. The Rossdale faculty for this seminar includes three national authorities, who will describe the latest developments on topics including consumer & product safety, recovery efforts, effective defenses, and insurance fraud. Register today to learn the latest issues affecting this area of the law and get the specialized skills to properly represent clients in this growing litigation practice. Registration includes course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the numerous topics and techniques discussed in the live teleconference. Agenda: 1. Mastering Consumer & Product Safety:
a. The Role of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
b. Effectively Utilizing the Federal Consumer Product Safety Database
c. Understanding the Impact of the Database on Consumer & Product Litigation
d. Best Practices on Using the Resources of the Commission on Litigating Negligence, Malpractice, & Fraud Claims 2. Mastering Insurance Recovery
a. Insured’s Duty to Cooperate
b. Sharing Documents between the Insured and Insurer
c. Determining the Insured’s Deductible
d. Partial Coverage & Double Recovery
e. Claims that are Detrimental to Policyholders 3. Strategic Issues on Insurance Defense & Fraud:
a. Defending under Reservation of Rights
b. Bad Faith Claims
c. Effective Uses of Declaratory Judgments against the Policy
d. Strategic Refusals to Defend
e. Locating & Minimizing Insurance Fraud
4. Question & Answer Session Biography of Seminar Faculty:
1. Cheryl A. Falvey
is the General Counsel of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Her office represents the Commission in court and provides legal counsel to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the operating divisions, and other offices. Ms. Falvey advises the Commission and its staff on issues of law and policy in connection with the acts it administers, including the Consumer Product Safety Act, the Federal Hazardous Substances Act and the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. She has been actively engaged in interpreting the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act and advising the Commission on its implementation. Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Falvey was a partner and head of the litigation practice group at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP. Ms. Falvey received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
2. John D. Shugrue
is a national expert on insurance recovery and partner at Reed Smith, where is a member of the Insurance Recovery Group. His practice focuses on representing policyholders in complex litigation and insurance coverage matters involving Commercial General Liability, Directors & Officers, Errors & Omissions, First Party Property and Business Interruption, Pollution Liability and Fidelity coverage. Mr. Shugrue was previously a partner at both Jenner & Block as well as Morgan Lewis, where he focused on insurance coverage matters for policyholders. He is a former co-chair of the American Bar Association Litigation Section's Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee. Mr. Shugrue has spoken and published widely on insurance coverage litigation, insurance coverage disputes, ethical issues faced in coverage disputes, and coverage for business torts. Mr. Shugrue graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
3. Evan W. Klestzick
is a partner at McDonnell & Adels, where he specializes in insurance defense, no fault automobile and coverage issues. He has been trial counsel for three prominent personal injury law firms, where he tired auto, premises, and medical malpractice claims. Today, his clients include many of the largest insurance companies in the country. Mr. Klestzick is a widely sought after lecturer on insurance fraud. He has recently tried claims for insurance coverage, fraud litigation, automobile litigation, and premises liability. Mr. Klestzick is a graduate of the Cardozo School of Law. Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals.
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.CLE ACCREDIATION: The Rossdale Group, LLC is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals.
Attend this on-demand seminar & podcast for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending & approved jurisdictions:
1. State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits
2. The Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits
3. Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
4. Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
5. The State of Nebraska for 1.5 CLE credits
6. The Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
7. The New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits
8. The New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
9. The Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
10. The State Bar of Texas for 1.5 CLE credits
11. The Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits
12. The Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits
13. The Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits
14. The Wyoming State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
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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.