14th National Advanced Forum on

Litigating Bad Faith & Punitive Damages

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

About

Why Do So Many in-house Insurance Professionals and Bad Faith Lawyers Attend This Event Each Year?

Because, without fail, they get timely, valuable information and practical analysis from speakers at the top of their profession – from a variety of perspectives.

Aside from the usual problems stemming from multiple claims, a patchwork of conflicting case law across the country, assessing punitive damages and the like, you have to keep up with new developments as this area continuously evolves. Discovery, third party bad faith, state v. federal court – each year, the rules you play by shift – and you have to move fast to stay on top if you want to get the best result for your client or company.

That’s why the American Conference Institute intensively research this topic each year with industry insiders and top legal counsel. You can be confident that you’ll get completely up to speed on all the latest developments.

This unique publication combines a multidisciplinary, cross-country faculty from both sides of the issue.

Contents & Contributors

About

Why Do So Many in-house Insurance Professionals and Bad Faith Lawyers Attend This Event Each Year?

Because, without fail, they get timely, valuable information and practical analysis from speakers at the top of their profession – from a variety of perspectives.

Aside from the usual problems stemming from multiple claims, a patchwork of conflicting case law across the country, assessing punitive damages and the like, you have to keep up with new developments as this area continuously evolves. Discovery, third party bad faith, state v. federal court – each year, the rules you play by shift – and you have to move fast to stay on top if you want to get the best result for your client or company.

That’s why the American Conference Institute intensively research this topic each year with industry insiders and top legal counsel. You can be confident that you’ll get completely up to speed on all the latest developments.

This unique publication combines a multidisciplinary, cross-country faculty from both sides of the issue.

Contents & Contributors

Third Party Insurance: The Duty to Settle
Ricardo Echeverria, Shernoff, Bidart & Darras (Claremont, CA)

Litigating in the Bad Faith Minefield –The Defense Perspective
Floyd Bienstock, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP (Phoenix, AZ)

Managing the Expanding Scope of Discovery in the Bad Faith Case
Christopher W. Martin, Martin, Disiere, Jefferon & Wisdom, LLP (Houston, TX)

Navigating the Ethical Minefield in the Bad Faith Insurance Case
Ann K. Johnston, Berger Kahn (Irvine, CA)

Choice of Law in Bad Faith Litigation: Choosing the Right Law for the Best Result
William Kobokovich, Jr., St. Paul Travelers (Baltimore, MD)

California Major Bad Faith Issues - 2007
Arnold R. Levinson, Pillsbury & Levinson, LLP (San Francisco, CA)

Florida Bad Faith Law Update
Lee W. Marcus, Marcus, McMahon & Myers (Orlando, FL)

Fundamentals of Bad Faith Claims Litigation: The Complete Guide
Wesley R. Payne IV, White & Williams LLP (Philadelphia, PA)

Arizona Bad Faith Law Update
Charles J. Surrano, III, Surrano Law Offices (Phoenix, AZ)

Too Many Claims, Not Enough Limits: Avoiding/Resolving Bad Faith Claims in the Multiple Claimant Situation
William O. Krekstein, Nelson, Levine de Luca & Horst (Philadelphia, PA)

Avoiding/Resolving Bad Faith Claims in the Multiple Claiman Situation
Fred A. Cunningham, Slawson Cunningham Whalen & Gaspari PL (West Palm Beach, FL)

Special Considerations for Settling and Mediating the Bad Faith Case
Douglas K. deVries, deVries Law Firm (Sacramento, CA)

Punitive Damages: Using Recent Decisions to Bolster Your Arguments For or Against
Susan M. Popik, Chapman, Popik & White, LLP (San Francisco, CA)

Scope of ES Discovery as Affecting Internal Processes and Procedures
James Donohue, MetLife Auto and Home (Warwick, RI)

Practical Tips and Techniques for Litigating the Bad Faith Disability Case: A Plaintiff’s Perspective
Frank N. Darras, Shernoff, Bidart & Darras (Claremont, CA)
Lissa A. Martinez, Shernoff, Bidart & Darras (Claremont, CA)



DOCUMENT TYPES: PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE: 0