Session 1: Corporate Policyholders’ Most Common Insurance Questions and How to Answer Them - A discussion of issues important to in-house counsel clients—policy placement and possible enhancements to the company’s insurance program; when, how or when not to provide notice to the insurance carrier; analyzing and responding to reservation of rights or denial letters; whether the company has the right to choose its own lawyer to defend it in litigated matters; and litigation strategies against the insurer and related third parties.
Session 2: How to Get Dough Out of Insurance Companies: Tactics and Tricks of the Trade - A discussion of critical tactics and strategies for getting insurance companies to pay on a variety of claims. Learn the differences in approach as to different lines of coverage, based on the varied experiences of the panelists, such as first-party property, automobile liability and underinsured/uninsured motorists coverage, general liability and professional liability. The use of settlement agreements in liability cases that push the limits of Gandy and Lennar is also addressed.
Session 3: Insurer Duty to Indemnify: Before Judgment or Settlement? - For decades, an insurer knew it had no duty to indemnify, if it had no duty to defend. The Texas Supreme Court, however, upended that well-settled issue in D.R. Horton-Tex., Ltd. v. Markel Int’l Ins. Co., meaning that insurers who have properly denied a defense may have to make difficult coverage decisions when an insured demands indemnity for a settlement or a judgment. Based on recent Supreme Court precedent, may a court rule on the duty to indemnify prior to judgment or settlement?
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