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M&C Insurance Roundtable

April 8, 2008

A series of informal, interactive discussions of the latest developments in Insurance Law and practical approaches to everyday claims handling.

April 8, 2008

Bad Faith & Claims Handling

  • Managing claims to avoid bad faith exposure
  • Assignments, stipulated judgments & covenant not to execute
  • Theories of extra-contractual liability & damages
  • Litigating the bad faith case

June 10, 2008

The Art of Settlement Negotiations & Dispute Resolution

  • The negotiation process
  • Recognizing opposing counsel's negotiation style
  • Opening offers & managing the "dance floor"
  • Thinking outside the box: Help the mediator achieve a good result!

September 16, 2008

Coverage Issues in General Liability Cases

  • Covered vs. non-covered "property damage" & "bodily injury"
  • Use of declaratory relief options
  • Defending with independent counsel
  • Settlement considerations

November 12, 2008

Construction Defect Claims

  • Shifting the risk: Indemnity and additional insureds
  • Multiple insurers – Allocating defense & indemnity
  • Completed operations vs. ongoing operations risks
  • Underwriting developments

Time: Noon - 1:30pm. Lunch Will be served.
Location: Murchison & Cumming, LLP
801 South Grand Avenue, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
This program is approved for MCLE, RPA

and CPCU continuing education credits.
Parking will be validated. Entrance to
parking lot off Grand Avenue

Join us for this lively and informative series,
presented by these leaders in Insurance Law:

Jean M. Lawler, Sr. Partner and Chair,
Bad Faith & Insurance Litigation section
of the Insurance Law Practice Group
Contact: (213) 630-1019 or jlawler@murchisonlaw.com

Bryan M. Weiss, Partner and Chair,
Insurance Coverage & Appeals section
of the Insurance Law Practice Group
Contact: (213) 630-1087 or bweiss@murchisonlaw.com


About Murchison & Cumming, LLP

With a firm history dating to 1930, Murchison & Cumming, LLP is a premier civil litigation firm with five offices in California and Las Vegas, whose attorneys specialize in the defense of domestic and international businesses, insurers and individuals, at trial and on appeal. The Firm’s attorneys also handle employment matters and business transactions. For additional information, please visit our website at www.murchisonlaw.com.