2016 The Duty to Defend: Advanced, Challenging And Unique Issues
About this webinar:

The duty to defend is the #1 most important liability coverage issue.  It arises in every claim – regardless of the policy type and facts.  Not to mention that the consequences
for an insurer for breaching the duty can be severe.  Insurers cannot afford a misstep.

In general, the duty to defend is broad and it is owed if the complaint provides any potential for coverage.  But you don’t need a webinar to tell you that.  Instead, this one hour webinar, presented by Randy Maniloff, will explore advanced, challenging and unique duty to defend issues.  The program will look well-beyond the basic duty to
defend principles and examine the tough issues – the ones that cause disputes and
get litigated because they don’t have easy answers.  

Some of the topics that will be addressed include:

  • 33 states require resort to extrinsic evidence to determine the duty to defend. 
    Just how does that work?
  • Many "four corners" states still use extrinsic evidence to determine duty
    to defend
  • What rates to pay independent counsel
  • When can the duty to defend be terminated?
  • Consequences for breaching the duty to defend
  • Duty to defend and appeals
  • States with duty to defend rules like none other
  • Duty to defend and the ALI Restatement of Liability Insurance
  • Is choice of law for the duty to defend different than other issues?
  • Is choice of law for additional insureds different than the named insured?


Earn CLE and CE Credits:

CLE/CE has approval in the following states:

CLE for one credit - CA, IL, MO, NJ, and NY 

CE for one credit - CA, FL, NC, PA, TX, and VA

CE credit has been filed for and is pending approval in the following states:
IL, MO, NJ, and NY

For more information on CLE credits please contact Lazette Jackson at ljackson@alm.com.

For more information on CE credits please contact Joyce Coots at jcoots@alm.com.

*In order to receive any type of credits attorneys and claim professionals must watch the program individually and not as a group. The various education boards require us to provide individual tracking time for each attendee which requires separate viewing for professionals that want to earn credits.