Information Release

Contact: Hugh Strawn

Date: December 4, 2015

Intentional Acts/Unintended Consequences

Webinar - December 10, 2015
Casualty Claim Challenges Webinar Series

Insurance policies are intended to afford coverage for fortuitous events. When an insured's conduct is seemingly intentional, but the consequences are not, what are an insurer's obligations for defense and indemnity?

The next webinar in PLRB's Casualty Claims Challenges series, "Intentional Acts/Unintended Consequences" will explore those obligations, and how an adjuster analyzes coverage obligations, particularly where criminal charges may be pending.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

11:00 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. Central time

Participation is limited to employees of PLRB member insurance companies and affiliate member companies. Participants taking the webinar will learn:

  • What typical exclusions are included in policies and how do the courts apply them?
  • What investigation should be undertaken and when?
  • Must correspondence be issued advising of the insurer's position, and, if so, when and to whom?
  • Is a declaratory judgment action necessary, and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

The webinar will be presented by Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, resident partner of Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. She is also an adjunct professor of Insurance Law at Touro University.

Registration information is available here.

The PLRB Casualty Claims Challenges webinar series began in the Fall. Webinar sessions offered included: "Concurrent (Coverage and Liability) Investigations," "Construction Defects, Business Risk Exclusions," and "Bad Faith Setups."

The final segment in the series will be "Handling High Value Bodily Injury Cases: Part II" on January 14, 2016.

The Property & Liability Resource Bureau is a not-for-profit association of property and casualty insurance companies. It is located in Downers Grove, Illinois.