Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Airport
4535 Williams Boulevard
Kenner, LA 70065
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Learn Tools and Tactics to Steer Clear of Insurance Bad Faith
Behind every denial of defense, coverage, or settlement lies the potential for a bad faith claim. With the threat of excess judgments and punitive damages looming, claims professionals and attorneys need to work together to prevent claimants and plaintiffs from crying bad faith. Whether the claim falls under a first-party or third-party policy, this detailed seminar will prepare you to avoid and counter bad faith allegations. Our experienced faculty will show you how to screen cases for bad faith potential, document your investigation, and develop tools to deny bad faith in court. Learn both offensive and defensive strategies to keep bad faith at bay. Register today!
This intermediate level seminar will show attorneys and insurance professionals how to recognize, avoid, and challenge potential bad faith actions in first- and third-party claims handling.
including - Ethics: 1.00
This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association for a maximum of 6.0 hours (based on a 60-minute credit hour) of credit, of which 1.0 hour will apply to ethics.
DOUGLAS M. CHAPOTON is a member with Powers, Sellers, & Chapoton where he practices in the areas of insurance defense, litigation and successions. Mr. Chapoton earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Louisiana State University. He is a member of the Louisiana State and American bar associations. Mr. Chapoton is admitted to practice in Louisiana and the U.S. District Court, District of Louisiana.
SUSAN ECCLES is a partner in the law firm of Dunlap Fiore, LLC, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her practice involves the representation of prime contractors, subcontractors, service disabled veteran owned enterprises, sureties, and insurance carriers. Ms. Eccles also serves as special assistant attorney general and advises Louisiana state agencies and municipalities as general counsel. She earned her B.A. degree from Loyola University New Orleans and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. Ms. Eccles is admitted to practice in Louisiana and Texas, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western districts of Louisiana; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
KATIE W. MYERS is counsel with Phelps Dunbar LLP, where she practices in the area of insurance and reinsurance. She advises insurers on third-party liability and first-party insurance coverage and litigation issues involving the laws of multiple states, including Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Wisconsin, California, New York, Colorado and many others. Mr. Myers earned her B.A. degree from Louisiana State University and her J.D./B.C.L. degree, cum laude, from Louisiana State University Law Center. Ms. Myers is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana; and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana.December 4 - New Orleans
ELIZABETH L. GORDON is a partner at Shields | Mott L.L.P., where she concentrates in the practice areas of construction law and commercial litigation. Ms. Gordon has experience representing owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in all aspects of construction from construction contract negotiation and drafting, claim drafting and counseling during the construction and resolution of claims through the use of appropriate state or federal courts or before arbitration panels. Ms. Gordon earned her B.S. degree from Tulane University Freeman School of Business and her J.D. degree from Loyola Law School. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the National Association of Women in Construction.
ADAM P. MASSEY is a partner in the law firm of King & Jurgens PLLC, where he is an experienced trial litigator and appellate advocate whose practice focuses on a variety of insurance defense related matters, including bad-faith insurance litigation, catastrophe/mass tort defense, insurance fraud, insurance coverage matters, and maritime/marine insurance coverage defense. His practice also includes general litigation and a concentration on complex child custody disputes. Mr. Massey has practiced extensively before Louisiana’s state and federal courts. He is a member of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute; and the American, New Orleans, and Federal bar associations. He earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Tulane University School of Law and his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Northeastern University.
JEFFERY J. WALTZ is a founding partner of The Waltz Law Group. His practice focuses on insurance coverage and insurance litigation involving a wide variety of property, casualty and liability claims, including excess and umbrella claims. In these areas, Mr. Waltz has developed significant insurance coverage and litigation experience in defending both domestic and international insurers in cases involving personal injury and death claims, commercial auto claims, general liability claims, marine casualties, workers’ compensation claims, fraud/bad faith litigation and fire litigation. He has also defended insurers in hundreds of cases involving commercial property and homeowners’ claims arising out of major hurricanes. Mr. Waltz received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Louisiana State University and his J.D. degree, with honors, from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, U.S. Fifth Circuit Bar Association, Louisiana Claims Association, New Orleans Claims Association, and Baton Rouge Claims Association.
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