14th National Advanced Forum on Litigating

Bad Faith and Punitive Damages

Practical, Strategic Advice for Defense and Plaintiff Lawyers and In-House Claims Professionals

Thursday, November 09, 2006

About

This unique publication combines the presentations from a multidisciplinary, cross-country faculty from both sides of the issue : From Litigators who specialize in bad faith (both plaintiff and defence) to some of the most successful lawyers in the country who bring and defend these cases regularly learning from the best on both sides of the issue.

In-house counsel and claims professionals from insurance companies will gain insight on new plaintiff approaches and defence arguments so they can proactively work to reduce bad faith allegations. Knowing what to expect from plaintiff's counsel helps in-house people think strategically to avoid further claims.

Contents & Contributors

About

This unique publication combines the presentations from a multidisciplinary, cross-country faculty from both sides of the issue : From Litigators who specialize in bad faith (both plaintiff and defence) to some of the most successful lawyers in the country who bring and defend these cases regularly learning from the best on both sides of the issue.

In-house counsel and claims professionals from insurance companies will gain insight on new plaintiff approaches and defence arguments so they can proactively work to reduce bad faith allegations. Knowing what to expect from plaintiff's counsel helps in-house people think strategically to avoid further claims.

Contents & Contributors


ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE V. ATTORNEY WORK PRODUCT: WHAT ARGUMENTS WORK BEST TO NARROW OR BROADEN ADMISSIBILITY OF EVIDENCE?
Greg Gaebe, Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli, Esco and DiMatteo (Coral Gables, FL)

STATE V. FEDERAL COURT: THE RIGHT FORUM FOR THE RIGHT REASON
Wesley R. Payne, IV, White & Williams LLP (Philadelphia, PA)

STATE V. FEDERAL COURT: THE RIGHT FORUM FOR THE RIGHT RESULT
Stephen A. Marino, Jr., Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin (Miami, FL)

STRATEGIES FOR DEFEATING CLASS CERTIFICATION, INSTITUTIONAL BAD FAITH CLAIMS AND CLAIMS ATTACKING CLAIM VALUATION SOFTWARE IN INSURANCE BAD FAITH CASES
Floyd Bienstock, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP (Phoenix, AZ)

BAD FAITH CLASS ACTIONS: INSTITUTIONAL BAD FAITH, COMPUTER SOFTWARE, AND EMERGING AREAS OF EXPOSURE
Reggie N. Whitten, Whitten, Nelson, McGuire, Terry & Roselius (Oklahoma City, OK)

CALIFORNIA MAJOR BAD FAITH ISSUES 2006
Arnold R. Levinson, Pillsbury & Levinson, LLP (San Francisco, CA)

FLORIDA BAD FAITH LAW UPDATE
Lee W. Marcus, Marcus, McMahon & Myers (Orlando, FL)

SURVEY OF BAD FAITH IN PENNSYLVANIA
William O. Krekstein, Nelson, Levine, de Luca & Horst (Blue Bell, PA)
Mark R. Fisher, Jr., Nelson, Levine, de Luca & Horst (Blue Bell, PA)

RESOLVING CASES WITH MULTIPLE CLAIMS AND INADEQUATE LIMITS: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS
William Kobokovich, Jr., St. Paul Travelers (Baltimore, MD)

SETTLING AND MEDIATING THE BAD FAITH CASE
Lee W. Marcus, Marcus, McMahon & Myers (Orlando, FL)
Jack L. Townsend, Sr., The Law Office of Jack L. Townsend, Sr., P.A (Temple Terrace, FL)

BAD FAITH AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES: PRACTICAL, STRATEGIC ADVICE FOR DEFENSE AND PLAINTIFF LAWYERS AND IN-HOUSE CLAIMS PROFESSIONALS
John N. Ellison, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C. (Philadelphia, PA)
Luke E. Debevec, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C. (Philadelphia, PA)

SCOPE OF EC DISCOVERY AS AFFECTING INTERNAL PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES
James Donohue, MetLife Auto & Home (Warwick, RI)

THE DECLINE OF ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE AND WORK PRODUCT DOCTRINE IN INSURANCE BAD FAITH CASES
Mike Cunningham, Corporate Litigation, Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation (Birmingham, AL)



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