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INSURANCE LAW 2016: REGULAR SERIES DVD SEMINAR (1280-1616)INSURANCE LAW 2016: REGULAR SERIES DVD SEMINAR (1280-1616)
$275.00

INSURANCE LAW 2016
 Recorded Thursday, June 16, 2016

 
A REVIEW OF RECENT INSURANCE LAW DECISIONS                                
This presentation will focus on insurance law related opinions by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia; the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia; and the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia for the period of May 1, 2015, through June 16, 2016, with a primary focus on those opinions establishing new law or refining established insurance law principles.
Ancil G. Ramey, Esquire
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
 
A PREVIEW OF PENDING INSURANCE LAW CASES                             
This presentation will focus on insurance law related cases currently pending before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia; the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia; and the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia that are likely to be decided in the next year, with a primary focus on those opinions establishing new law or refining established insurance law principles.
Michelle E. Gaston, Esquire
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC 
 
EFFECTIVELY USING THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER'S
BAD FAITH PROCESS                                                                      
Following the abolition of the third-party bad faith cause of action, many practitioners have ignored the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner's administrative process for third-party bad faith.  This presentation will explore the procedural, tactical, and strategic aspects of the third-party bad faith administrative process from both the claimant and insurer perspective.
James D. McQueen, Jr., Esquire
McQueen Davis PLLC 

 
TOWARDS AN OBJECTIVE DEFINITION OF INSURANCE BAD FAITH  
This presentation will explore the area of insurance bad faith with a primary focus on articulation of the differences between actionable bad faith and the proper investigation, evaluation, settlement, and payment of insurance claims.  The objective will be to develop a definition of insurance bad faith that is less subjective and more capable of general application.
Burke A. Christensen, Esquire, CLU 
Director of Risk Management and Insurance      
Eastern Kentucky University
 
LEGISLATION TO LAW: WEST VIRGINIA INSURANCE IN THE 2016 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
This presentation will focus on new legislation from the recently-completed 2016 Session of the West Virginia Legislature relative to the law of insurance, including amendments to the Insurance Code and other statutes impacting the insurance industry and insurance practitioners, including brokers, agents, adjusters, and attorneys.
Paul K. Reese, Esquire
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
 
 
CLAIMS HANDLING - DO YOU KNOW THE REGULATIONS?                  
This presentation will carefully explore the regulations promulgated by the Office of the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner relative to the processing of claims from the perspectives of attorneys representing claimants; attorneys representing defendants; attorneys representing insurers; and claim representatives.  One of the objectives will be to identify potential benefits and risks of knowing or not knowing the regulations applicable to the processing of claims.
Barbara J. Keefer,Esquire, CPCU
Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC
 
ETHICAL ISSUES FOR THE INSURANCE LAW PRACTITIONER            
The panel will discuss a number of ethical issues for the insurance law practitioner, including attorney/client privilege, attorney work product, conflicts of interest, separating coverage and claims files, the tripartite duties of insurance defense counsel, dealing with unrepresented parties, recommending and dealing with personal counsel, partial coverage/partial non-coverage or exclusion, and other issues arising in the context of the prosecution or defense of cases in which insurance issues are involved.
Burke A. Christensen, Esquire, CLU, 
Director of Risk Management and Insurance      
Eastern Kentucky University
James D. Mcqueen,Jr., Esquire
McQueen Davis PLLC
Barbara J. Keefer,Esquire, CPCU
Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC
Ancil G. Ramey, Esquire
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
 
 
 
This seminar is accredited for 7.3 WV MCLE Credits and 1.0 Ethics.