IUA Circular 072/17

U.S. Bad Faith Claims – Tips for Minimizing Your Exposure with Joe Grasso and Michael Thompson, Partners, Insurance Practice Group, Wiggin and Dana LLP

Event Date:  Wedneday 06 December 2017

Time:  12noon to 1pm followed by buffet luncheon

Venue:  Conference Room, Baltic Exchange, St Mary Axe, London EC3

Subject:  This market briefing will provide attendees with an overview of various concepts of bad faith claims in the U.S., with a focus on commercial P&C coverages, as well as suggestions for how exposure to bad faith claims might be avoided or minimized.

This is a free event, but names and email addresses of all attendees are required for registration.
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Most coverage lawsuits in the U.S. include allegations of bad faith by the assured.  While bad faith is a concept which can vary depending upon which state’s law is applicable, these claims invariably include a request for extra-contractual (punitive) damages.  This makes exposure more difficult to quantify, to say the least!

This market briefing will provide attendees with an overview of various concepts of bad faith claims in the U.S., with a focus on commercial P&C coverages, as well as suggestions for how exposure to bad faith claims might be avoided or minimized.

Our Speakers:

Joe Grasso and Michael Thompson are partners in the Insurance Practice Group at Wiggin and Dana LLP.  Both have spent time working in the London insurance market.  Their work includes representation of insurance and reinsurance clients in major coverage and claims disputes, as well as defence and monitoring of claims. They also represent insurance industry trade groups in the U.S. and have drafted and revised numerous policy forms and endorsements.  Between them, Joe and Michael are admitted in several courts in the U.S. (including the U.S. Supreme Court), and they have represented clients in tribunals throughout the U.S. and abroad. They are frequent contributors to insurance industry publications and have spoken on numerous insurance and reinsurance topics to professional and trade organizations in London and the U.S.

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. These forms will be issued after each individual event upon request.

For events held in the conference rooms at Balls Bros., Minster Pavement, America Square Conference Centre, Apex Hotel, Grange Hotel 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.