Stop by, say hello and experience the new York brand. Join two of our experts:
Malpractice Claims Against Defense Counsel – Preventing and Recognizing Potential Claims
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 3:25pm, Session 4
Aisling Jumper, York, with Nicholas Gumpel, Western Litigation, Inc., William McCaffery, L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP and William Newcomb, Carlock, Copeland and Stair, LLP
Insurance defense firms face increasing exposure to legal malpractice claims from their clients, the insurance carriers that retain them and even excess insurers. This session will discuss errors that give rise to legal malpractice claims, how defense firms can prevent such errors and how defense firms should address such errors. We will also explain how claims representatives can recognize potential errors that might give rise to a claim against their assigned defense counsel. Defense firm liability can arise from any number of causes, including conflicts of interest in the tripartite relationship between the carrier, client and the law firm, discovery failures, strategic errors and mistakes in the settlement process.
Cyber Coverage on Non-Cyber Policies
Friday, March 15, 2019, 10:40am, Session 5
Matthew Rabin, York, with Bridget Choi, Navigators, Katherine Jones, Kanaris, Stubenvoll & Heiss, P.C. and Richard White, Buckley White Castaneda and Howell
In the world of online technology, it’s important to adapt to advancements and application changes. For underwriters, this rapid change sometimes outstrips the ability to adjust policy wordings, as well as the court’s ability to provide helpful precedent. In this session, we will review how the courts are accepting or rejecting cyber claims against non-cyber liability policies, including general liability, employer’s liability and property policies. We will also identify coverage trends that might affect future underwriting and discuss examples of policy wordings that may allow or restrict these claims.