September 25, 2018 – This event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (ET).

For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/bad-faith-set-up-in-insurance-litigation/

About Thomas Segalla Esq
Thomas Segalla is a nationally recognized authority on bad faith, reinsurance, and insurance, an ARIAS-U.S. Certified Arbitrator and mediator, and a founding partner of the firm. He has been retained as counsel and as a consultant by numerous major insurance carriers and policyholders in more than 40 jurisdictions nationally and internationally, and has served as an expert witness in more than 100 bad faith, coverage, and extracontractual cases across the country. His practice focuses on the defense, and insurance coverage, and claims-handling process of matters involving bad faith; construction site personal injury accidents (Labor Law §§ 200, 240(1) and 241(6)); toxic tort and environmental issues; and extracontractual, product liability, professional liability and railroad litigation. He also has experience representing and advising life science, pharmaceutical, and medical device industry clients. In 2016, Tom was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award for Private Practice by the State University of New York at Buffalo Law Alumni Association in recognition of his contributions to the legal profession and the community in which he serves.

Tom is the co-author of the renowned insurance law treatise Couch on Insurance 3d and editor ofthe Reinsurance Professional’s Deskbook published by Thomson Reuters and DRI, and he has published and lectured extensively for many professional organizations and provided in-house training for clients. As a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), he currently serves on the organization’s Publications Board and Barrister Task Force and has previously served as Chair of DRI’s Insurance Law Committee, Chair of its Law Institute, and a member of its Board of Directors. In addition, as a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, he is integrally involved in the relationship between the insurance industry and defense counsel. Tom is the immediate past president of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, an organization which brings together the top insurance lawyers representing insurers and policyholders in the U.S. and Canada to focus on the creative, ethical, and efficient adjudication of disputes between policyholders and insurers over insurance coverage as well as extracontractual damages. Recently, Best Lawyers in America named him Buffalo Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year” and the Defense Association of New York (DANY) presented Tom with its 2014 James S. Conway Award for Outstanding Service to the Defense Community.

About Goldberg Segalla
Goldberg Segalla is a law firm nearly 300 lawyers strong, with 19 offices spanning nine states (New York, Illinois, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut) and in Europe (in London, where it operates as Goldberg Segalla Global LLP). It counsels and protects the interests of regional, national, and international clients, including a number of Fortune 100 companies, in a wide range of industries. Goldberg Segalla handles all forms of dispute resolution and provides proactive legal and regulatory counsel that helps clients minimize and manage risk in a broad array of areas.

Founded in 2001, the firm is proud to be ranked among the top 200 on the National Law Journal’s NLJ 500 list of the largest law firms in the United States. Goldberg Segalla has been recognized by its clients and peers — as well as by the National Law Journal, Law360, Reactions, LexisNexis, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and others — for reliability, innovation, commitment to diversity, and prominence in key practices and industries. The firm’s collaborative culture and team-first philosophy have earned it continual placement in national, regional and statewide rankings of the best places to work. To learn more, visit www.GoldbergSegalla.com.

Event Synopsis:
For the past years, bad faith claims have been added as part of coverage cases against insurers. This “bad faith set-up” provides leverage to plaintiffs because it allows them to use aggressive litigation tactics by creating claims by design. In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent trends and developments surrounding “Bad Faith Set-Up” in Insurance Litigation. Speakers will discuss the mechanisms of “bad faith set-up” in insurance litigation. They will also provide the audience with practical tips and best practices to avoid potential risks and pitfalls.

Key topics include:

– Bad Faith Set-Up in Insurance Litigation: Legal Framework
– Common “Red Flags” in a Bad Faith Set-Up
– Opportunities and Challenges
– Recent Case Decisions
– 2018 Trends, Developments and Updates
– What Lies Ahead

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/

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