16th National Forum on

Bad Faith Litigation

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

About

Find out how successful litigators are establishing effective trial themes, overcoming the challenges of discovery, getting the most out of expert testimony, preparing company witnesses and much more!

This publication from ACI’s 16th National Forum on Bad Faith Litigation gives you important insights and practical guidance on how to win your next bad faith case. Focusing on developments across the nation, top bad faith specialists bring you valuable, practical insights on:

  • Discovery: Latest cases that impact your ability to broaden or narrow the scope
  • Testimony: Preparing company witnesses — and cross-examining them
  • Institutional Bad Faith: Distinguishing arbitrary company policies from those that are reasonably established
  • Venue: Getting to the forum that best suits your needs
  • Experts: Identifying the appropriate witness to strengthen your case — and how to weaken the other side’s experts

Contents & Contributors

About

Find out how successful litigators are establishing effective trial themes, overcoming the challenges of discovery, getting the most out of expert testimony, preparing company witnesses and much more!

This publication from ACI’s 16th National Forum on Bad Faith Litigation gives you important insights and practical guidance on how to win your next bad faith case. Focusing on developments across the nation, top bad faith specialists bring you valuable, practical insights on:

  • Discovery: Latest cases that impact your ability to broaden or narrow the scope
  • Testimony: Preparing company witnesses — and cross-examining them
  • Institutional Bad Faith: Distinguishing arbitrary company policies from those that are reasonably established
  • Venue: Getting to the forum that best suits your needs
  • Experts: Identifying the appropriate witness to strengthen your case — and how to weaken the other side’s experts

Contents & Contributors

FRAMING THE ISSUES: THE USE AND DEVELOPMENT OF THEMES AT TRIAL
Donald W. Carlson, Carlson, Calladine & Peterson, LLP (San Francisco, CA)

ESTABLISHING THE RIGHT TRIAL THEME FOR YOUR BAD FAITH CASE
William F. “Chip” Merlin, Jr., Merlin Law Group, P.A. (Tampa, FL)

COMPANY WITNESSES: PREPARATION STRATEGIES FOR DEPOSITION AND TRIAL TESTIMONY
Christopher W. Martin, Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, LLP (Houston, TX)

DEFENDING INSTITUTIONAL BAD FAITH CASES
Floyd Bienstock, Steptoe & Johnston, LLP (Phoenix, AZ)

INSTITUTIONAL BAD FAITH: EFFECTIVE ALLEGATIONS AND DEFENSES
Reggie N. Whitten, Whitten, Nelson, McGuire, Terry & Roselius
Carin L. Marcussen, Whitten, Nelson, McGuire, Terry & Roselius (Oklahoma City, OK)

LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE HURRICANE WARS
John J. Pappas, Butler, Pappas, Weihmuller, Katz, Craig, LLP (Tampa, FL)

FORUM BATTLES FROM THE INSURER’S PERSPECTIVE
Robert D. Allen, Meckler, Bulger & Tilson (Dallas, TX)

CHOICE OF LAW IN BAD FAITH LITIGATION: CHOOSING THE RIGHT LAW FOR THE BEST RESULT
William Kobokovich, Jr., St. Paul Travelers (Baltimore, MD)

CHOOSING THE RIGHT FORUM: A POLICYHOLDERS PERSPECTIVE
R. Hugh Lumpkin, Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. (Miami, FL)

TEXAS BAD FAITH: OVERVIEW AND EMERGING TRENDS
Thomas H. Cook, Jr., Zelle, Hofmann, Voelbel, Mason & Gette, LLP (Dallas, TX)

BAD FAITH IN THE WESTERN STATES
Joyce C. Wang, Carlson, Calladine & Peterson, LLP (San Francisco, CA)

NAVIGATING ETHICAL ISSUES IN BAD FAITH CASES
Janet L. Brown, Boehm, Brown, Fischer, Harwood, Kelly & Scheihing, P.A. (Orlando, FL)

Craig E. Stewart, Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge LLP (Boston, MA)



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