IUA Circular 0/12
Insurance Bad Faith in the United States
With Dean Hansell
Hogan Lovells LLP
23 May 2012
12noon to 1pm
Aldgate & Bishopsgate Room, Cavendish Conference Centre, America Square, Crosswall, London EC3
This market briefing will provide Underwriters and claims handlers who handle matters in the United States with a detailed understanding about what bad faith is, how to avoid it and how to defend a bad faith lawsuit.
This is a free event, but name and email addresses of each attendee are required for registration. IUA members can register online in he events section of this website.
Or contact Deborah Finch
, IUA Events Co-ordinator
A growing number of coverage lawsuits include allegations of bad faith, a fluid concept which is defined primarily by court decisions in case law. Examples of bad faith include undue delay in handling claims, inadequate investigation, refusal to defend a lawsuit, threats against an insured, refusing to make a reasonable settlement offer, or making unreasonable interpretations of an insurance policy.
This Market Briefing will provide Underwriters and claims handlers who deal with matters in the United States with a detailed understanding about what bad faith is, how to avoid it and how to defend a bad faith lawsuit. Our speaker, Dean Hansell, will provide participants with an in-depth look at the law of bad faith in the United States, the defences to a bad faith lawsuit and how to protect your company effectively if it is sued for bad faith.
Our Speaker :
Dean Hansell is a well-known court room advocate who has represented the London Market for many years and has handled numerous insurance and reinsurance matters including insurance insolvency, bad faith, insurance fraud, E & O, D & O, coverage, market conduct investigations and regulatory. He is the author of numerous articles concerning insurance, reinsurance and insurance insolvency and is also the former Police Commissioner of Los Angeles and handles a number of fraud matters for the insurance industry.
As a member of the CPD (Continuing Personal or Professional Development) Certification Service the IUA is committed to providing high quality training activities.
Our market briefing events are certified as being suitable for CPD purposes.
To obtain a self assessment form for any particular event please email Deborah Finch.
For events held in the conference rooms at Balls Bros., Minster Pavement, Xchanging Conference Rooms or Baltic Exchange you will not require an entrance pass but we will require a note of your attendance for room capacity and catering requirements.