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Insurance Law Podcasts

The Insurance Law Podcast features current Qualified Members from Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource, including lawyers, independent insurance adjusters and expert service providers. They provide insightful opinions and information on trending claims and insurance issues from a legal perspective.


Podcast Archive

Enterprise Risk Management Strategies - Episode #158
Posted: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Expert Service Providers Sean Murphy and LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers from Courtroom Sciences, Inc. discuss Enterprise Risk Management and challenges facing insurance carriers and other corporations.
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How Vocational Rehabilitation Impacts Claims- Episode #157
Posted: Thurs., Sept. 26, 2019

Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies addresses vocational rehabilitation in the US and Canada and the impact on claims.
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The Insurance Impact of Class Action Settlements- Episode #156
Posted: Tues., Sept. 3, 2019

Attorneys Matthew Berkowitz, Brian O'Shea and Samantha Lewis from the law firm Carr Maloney P.C. in Washington, D.C. address class action settlements and impact on claims.
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The Internet is Forever: Social Media's Role in Claims Litigation- Episode #155
Posted: Tues., July 30, 2019

Attorneys Jim Boyers and Robert Simmons from the law firm Wooden McLaughlin LLPdiscuss the importance of social media in cases and the ethical obligations attorneys have with respect to preserving clients' social media ESI.
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The Approaching Wave of Autonomous Vehicles Drives New Risks to Insurers - Episode #154
Posted: Thur., June 27, 2019

Attorneys Heather Fine and Vlada Tasich from the law firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman and Gogginexamine the expected impact of autonomous vehicles and how it will change the risk environment for insurers.
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Managing The Difficult Claim - Episode #153
Posted: Thur., May 23, 2019

Attorney Jeff Vernis from the law firm Vernis & Bowling in Florida discusses reasons that claimsbecome unmanageable and what claims professionals can do to gain control.
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The Growth of Class Action Lawsuits Involving Data Breaches - Episode #152
Posted: Thur., Apr 25, 2019

Attorneys Matt Berkowitz and Brian O'Shea from the law firm Carr Maloney P.C. in Washington, DC discuss data breach class actions and what companies can do to protect their businesses from significant exposure.
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Water Claims Could Become the New Arson - Episode #151
Posted: Thur., Mar. 28, 2019

Attorney Shelly Lee Griffin of Secrest Wardle discusses staged water losses and high insurance payouts for insurers perpetrating insurance fraud.
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Home Modification and Impact on Claims - Episode #150
Posted: Thur., Feb. 28, 2019

Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies discusses home modifications in the US and Canada and the impact on insurance claims.
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How Expert Insurance Service Providers Provide Trial Testimony - Episode #149
Posted: Thur., Jan. 31, 2019

Fred Fisher from Fisher Consulting Group discusses when expert testimony is best applied in an insurance claims trial, the styles of depositions employed and the most effective strategies for testimony in typical cases.
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Defending Construction Claims Under the New York Labor Law Statutes - Episode #148
Posted: Thur., Dec. 27, 2018

Peter Read and Jay Rava, Shareholders and Co-Chairs, New York Construction and Labor Law Practice Group at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman and Goggin discuss litigating and defending New York construction claims and how the Industrial Code Rules impact litigation and strategies in defending these claims.
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Managing the Expense of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Discovery Claims - Episode #147
Posted: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018

Attorney John J. Cloherty, III from the law firm Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP discusses what types of cases typically involve electronically stored information (ESI) discovery, how they are impacting claims and mitigating related expenses.
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How Expert Witnesses Should Handle Attempts to Ghostwrite Reports and the Impact on Liability Claims - Episode #146
Posted: Thur., Oct. 25, 2018

Expert Service Provider Dr. Janine McCartney from HHC Services, Inc. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania discusses why experts are sometimes approached to endorse or accept ghostwritten reports, why this practice is typically considered illegal and unethical, and why it has become an issue.
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Toxicology: A Small Dose of Science for Attorneys and Insurance Claims Professionals - Episode #145
Posted: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018

Expert Service Provider Dr. Allison Muller from Acri Muller Consulting, LLC discusses the impact of toxicology on legal cases and common pitfalls that attorneys should be aware of when looking at test results.
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Vehicle Modification and the Impact on Claims - Episode #144
Posted: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies discusses vehicle modifications in the US and Canada, the cost issues, and the impact they have on insurance claims.
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Emerging Global Cyber Ransom Threats Require a Strategic Response from the C-Suite - Episode #143
Posted: Tue., July 31, 2018

Attorneys Ed Lewis from Weightmans LLP in the U.K., David Mackenzie from Blaney McMurtry LLP in Canada and David Shannon with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in the U.S. discuss emerging cyber threats and the expansion of regulatory risk under GDPR and Canada's PIPEDA.
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The Safe Sport Authorization Act and Protecting Young Victims - Episode #142
Posted: Thur., June 21, 2018

Attorney Alan S. Goldberger discusses Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act; who is impacted by the law, types of insurance coverages and potential impact on claims.
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How Social Media is Changing Insurance Claims Subrogation - Episode #141
Posted: Wed., May 30, 2018

Attorneys Jason Sullivan and Rebecca Wright from the Rathbone Group, LLC law firm discuss the effect that social media is having on subrogation matters and potential impact on claims.
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Hurricane Harvey's Impact on Insurance Claims - Episode #140
Posted: Wed., May 16, 2018

Attorney Laura Grabouski from the law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC examines the impact of Hurricane Harvey and how insurance claims in Texas were settled and litigated.
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Attendant Care Impact - Episode #139
Posted: Thur., Apr. 26, 2018

Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies discusses attendant care in the US and Canada, associated costs and its impact on the insurance industry.
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Georgia Valued Policy Law - Episode #138
Posted: Thur., Mar., 29, 2018

Attorney Eric Mull from Drew Eckl & Farnham discusses recent changes to Georgia's Valued Policy law and their impact on the claims industry.
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Updates in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith - Episode #137
Posted: Wed., Feb., 28, 2018

Attorney Charles (CJ) Haddick, Jr., a shareholder of the Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. law firm discusses recent bad faith decisions and significant insurance coverage developments.
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Defense Strategies against Expert Business Valuation Tactics - Episode #136
Posted: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018

CPAs Derek Royster and Matthew Curtis from RGL Forensics address valuation testimony, including the application of the Daubert standard in cases and the impact on claims.
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The Complexity of Negligent Security Claims - Episode #135
Posted: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017

Attorneys Jan Simonsen and Tracy Scott from the law firm of Carr Maloney in Washington, D.C. discuss differences between negligent security and premises liability claims, and the legal standards that apply in these cases.
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How Schools Can Prevent and Defend Against Bullying Claims - Episode #134
Posted: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017

Attorney John J. Cloherty III from the law firm of Pierce Davis & Perritano discusses how schools can defend bullying claims and the steps to take to prevent claims of this nature.
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The Electronic Logging Device Mandate and Its Effect on Future Trucking Litigation - Episode #133
Posted: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017

Attorneys Jennifer Parrott and Melody Kiella of the law firm Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP in Atlanta, GA address the impact of electronic data devices on defense litigation and their effect on future trucking cases.
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The Widening Risk Concerns Surrounding High School Athletics - Episode #132
Posted: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017

Attorney Al Goldberger discusses active areas of risk in interscholastic sports and how carriers are responding to claims involving injuries resulting from assaults and other intentional acts.
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Severity of Trucking Claims Present Workers' Compensation Challenges in North Carolina - Episode #131
Posted: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

Attorney Nicole Tackett from the law firm of Vernis & Bowling of Charlotte, North Carolina discusses the special issues that arise in trucking claims as they relate to workers' compensation claims in North Carolina.
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The Application of Judicial Estoppel in Insurance Claims - Episode #130
Posted: Wed., July 12, 2017

Attorney Karen Karabinos from the law firm of Drew Eckl & Farnham discusses the application of judicial estoppel in insurance claims and the circumstances under which an insurer should consider using it as an affirmative defense.
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Social Media Claims - Episode #129
Posted: Thu., June 15, 2017

Attorneys John Schmidt and Lisa Gingeleskie from the law firm Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. in Westfield New Jersey discuss the rise in social media wrongful termination claims and the liability for employers and insurers.
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Defense Angle of Slip and Fall Accident Claims - Episode #128
Posted: Mon., May 15, 2017

Jerry Birnbach, Retail Expert in the insurance industry discusses regulations and practices to eliminate slip and fall risks as well as aspects that companies and defense attorneys need to consider with regard to slip and fall accident claims.
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Coverage of Intellectual Property (IP) Claims - Episode #127
Posted: Wed., April 12, 2017

Attorney Martha Weis of the Virginia law firm of Goodman Allen Donnelly PLLC addresses whether a typical general liability policy covers intellectual property claims, and examines policy exclusions and insurance company impact.
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Legal Complexity of Construction Litigation - Episode #126
Posted: Tues., March 14, 2017

Attorney Terry Lavy from the law firm of Vernis & Bowling's southwest and central Florida offices discusses the legal complexity and challenges of construction defect litigation and the impact on insurance carriers and insurers, and significant construction cases in the state of Florida.
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Legal Issues Pertaining to Transportation Network Companies and Autonomous Vehicles - Episode #125
Posted: Thur., February 16, 2017

Attorneys Drew Broaddus and Nathan Edmonds from the Secrest Wardle firm with offices in Troy, Lansing and Grand Rapids, Michigan discuss recent motor vehicle litigation and how it's impacting transportation network companies, autonomous vehicles and insurance claims in their state.
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How Health Care Changes Could Impact Litigation and Settlements - Episode #124
Posted: Fri., January 13, 2017

Dan Thompson, certified life care planner, vocational expert and president of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies, Ltd., discusses anticipated changes to health care and how they might affect planners' work with courts and attorneys to construct life plans for injured plaintiffs.
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Understanding Nonphysical Injury Structured Settlements - Episode #123
Posted: Mon., Nov. 14, 2016

Dan Finn, Owner of Finn Financial Group discusses a nonphysical injury and how this type of structured settlement differs from a traditional structured settlement in claims resolutions.
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Attorneys Discuss and Define Offers of Judgment - Episode #122
Posted: Tue., Oct. 11, 2016

Attorneys Jim Steele and Matthew Berkowitz from the Carr Maloney P.C. law firm address what a party has to consider when deciding whether to make an offer of judgment to end class actions quickly and common issues that arise when they are used.
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Recent Legal Developments on the Use of Drones - Episode #121
Posted: Mon., Sept. 26, 2016

Attorney Tim Crawley from the law firm, Anderson Crawley & Burke in Ridgeland, Mississippi discusses the most recent developments pertaining to drone use and the latest on Federal Government regulation.
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The Handling of Third Party Claims in Missouri - Episode #120
Posted: Mon., Sept. 12, 2016

Attorneys Aaron French and Phil Graham of the firm of Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. discuss why Missouri is quickly becoming a risk state for handling third party claims, and what this means for the future for insurers in the state.
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Cannabis Insurance Coverage and the Impact on the Insurance Industry - Episode #119
Posted: Thur., Aug. 11, 2016

Attorneys Jason Taylor and Jeremy Macklin from the law firm of Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsbury LLP discuss the current status of Marijuana Legalization and why the issue is important to insurance carriers.
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Premises Liability and Spoliation Claims - Episode #118
Posted: Mon., Jul. 11, 2016

Attorney George Hall with the law firm of Hull Barrett, PC in Augusta, Georgia defines a spoliation claim, how to avoid them and how an insurance carrier is potentially impacted.
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Litigating to Win in the Insurance Defense Industry - Episode #117
Posted: Mon., Jun. 13, 2016

Attorney Irwin Kramer from the law firm of Kramer & Connolly in Baltimore, Maryland discusses a law firm's demonstration of win potential through current metrics and the importance to the insurance industry.
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Legal Challenges of Transgender Restroom Facilities - Episode #116
Posted: Tue., May 17, 2016

Attorney Brian Cafritz of KPM Law in Richmond, VA addresses legal matters pertaining to transgender restroom facilities including how widespread the issue is, where the law is heading and impact on businesses and the insurance industry.
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Rescinding an Automobile Policy of Insurance in New Jersey - Episode # 115
Posted: Thu., Apr. 21, 2016

Attorneys Gina Stanziale and Allison Koenke from the law firm Methfessel & Werbel with offices in Edison, New Jersey, New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania discuss circumstances in which an insurance carrier can void or rescind a policy in the state of New Jersey.
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Attorney Addresses Concussions in Pro, College and Youth Sports - Episode # 114
Posted: Thu., Mar. 31, 2016

Attorney Al Goldberger from the Law Offices of Alan S. Goldberger discusses sports concussions at various levels including pro, college and youth sports and how concussion protocol has changed in recent years, primary concerns of insurance carriers and how attorneys can counsel them.
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Minimizing Cyber-Data Breach - Episode # 113
Posted: Wed., Feb. 10, 2016

Attorney Ted Schaer from the law firm of Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, P.C. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania discusses the steps that a business can take to help prepare for, and minimize the chances of a cyber-data breach.
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Attorney Discusses the Michigan Dram Shop Act - Episode # 112
Posted: Fri. Jan. 8, 2016

Attorney Doug Moseley from the law firm Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex and Morley, P.C. with offices in Michigan discusses the Michigan Dram Shop Act and how it impacts litigation in the state, particularly the No Fault Act's threshold for recovery as a defense.
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Attorney Discusses Landmark New York Case Pertaining to Legal Malpractice Claims - Episode #111
Posted: Wed., Dec. 16, 2015

Attorney Anthony (Tony) Grande from Grande Legal & Consulting discusses a controversial case recently decided by the New York Court of Appeals pertaining to legal malpractice claims.
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Certified Life Planner Details Health Care System Impact on Legal and Insurance Communities - Episode #110
Posted: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015

Dan Thompson, registered rehabilitation professional, registered vocational professional and certified life care planner, discusses health care system reform in US and Canada, and the impact on the US insurance industry and defense attorneys.
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Attorney Addresses the Trespass Liability Act - Episode # 109
Posted: Mon., Sep. 14, 2015

Attorney Renee Townsend from the law firm of Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex and Morley, P.C. discusses the Trespass Liability Act and its impact on insurers.
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Canine Liability's Growing Impact on Insurers - Episode # 108
Posted: Wed., Aug. 5, 2015

Attorney Jeff Baron from the Baron Law Firm in East Northport, New York on Long Island discusses canine liability, negligence claims surrounding dog bites, and the overall impact on insurers.
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Attorney Discusses Impact of Social Media on Claims - Episode # 107
Posted: Wed., Jun 17, 2015

Attorney Nicole Tackett from the law firm of Vernis & Bowling's Charlotte, North Carolina office on the impact of social media on workers' compensation claims.
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Attorney Addresses The Assignment of Benefits Issue, or AOB, in Florida - Episode # 106
Posted: Wed., Jun. 10, 2015

Attorney Travis Miller from the Radey Law Firm in Tallahassee, Florida discusses the "assignment of benefits" issue and impact in the Florida property insurance market.
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Attorney Breaks Down Catastrophic Auto Accidents and Michigan's No-Fault Law - Episode # 105
Posted: Mon., Mar. 16, 2015

Attorney Mark Vanneste from the law firm of Secrest Wardle in Michigan, discusses the state's PIP and no-fault law pertaining to automobile accidents.
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Attorney Discusses Impact of Cyber Liability on Businesses - Episode # 104
Posted: Thu., Feb. 16, 2015

Attorney Ted Schaer from the law firm of Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, P.C. discusses cyber liability and implementing a proper action plan when a data breach has been identified.
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Attorneys Outline Exhaustion Defense and its Impact on Insurers - Episode # 103
Posted: Tue., Feb. 17, 2015

Attorneys Eric Harrison and Caitlin Lundquist from the law firm of Methfessel & Werbel in Edison, New Jersey, discuss the exhaustion defense and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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Attorney Gives Primer on Insurers' Reservation of Rights - Episode # 102
Posted: Thu., Feb. 5, 2015

Attorney Charlie Lemley, from the law firm of Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C., discusses factors insurers should consider in deciding whether to offer independent counsel when defending an insured under a reservation of rights.
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Recovery of Attorneys' Fees in Maritime Matters - Episode # 101
Posted: Thu., Jan. 29, 2015

Attorneys Edward Radzik and Lori Quinn, from the law firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, discuss the American Rule on the allocation of attorneys' fees and how it applies in maritime cases.
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Attorney Discusses Mode of Operations and Relevant Cases - Episode # 100
Posted: Tue., Jan. 6, 2015

Attorney Ed Thornton, from the law firm of Methfessel & Werbel in Edison, New Jersey, discusses the evolution of the mode of operation and the underwriting issues for insurance companies.
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Attorney Raab on Limitation Liability on Motor Carriers - Episode # 99
Posted: Wed., Dec. 17, 2014

Attorney Dan Raab from the Daniel W. Raab, P.A. law firm in Miami, Florida discusses a recent case on limitation liability on motor carriers and the impact on legal counsel and insurance companies.

Attorney Discusses Impact of Medical Protective Orders on Insurers - Episode # 98
Posted: Tue., Dec. 9, 2014

Attorney Kay Fuller from the law firm of Martin & Seibert, L.C. discusses medical protective orders and the challenges they raise for defense counsel and insurance companies.

Attorney Explains How Bad Faith Claims in NJ Impact Insurance Companies - Episode # 97
Posted: Wed., Dec. 2, 2014

Attorney Brian Barr from the law firm of Cooper Levenson, P.A., discusses the practice, pointers and pitfalls of third-party bad faith claims in New Jersey.

Attorneys Breakdown New Jersey Law Against Discrimination - Episode # 96
Posted: Tue., Nov. 18, 2014

Attorneys Jared Schure and Vivian Lekkas from the law firm of Methfessel & Werbel in Edison, New Jersey discuss liability under the New Jersey law against discrimination.

Attorney Outlines Faulty Workmanship Occurrences - Episode # 95
Posted: Mon., Nov. 10, 2014

Attorney Geoff Haddad of Martin & Seibert, L.C., discusses faulty workmanship as an occurrence under commercial general liability policies.

Seventh Circuit Courts Expand When an Insurer Must Offer Independent Counsel - Episode # 94
Posted: Wed., Nov. 5, 2014

Attorney Chris Nadeau, from the law firm of Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP, discusses a recent ruling that a primary insurer must provide its insured with independent counsel when there is a potential for an excess verdict and how those rulings impact the way an adjuster handles a claim.

Attorney Irwin Kramer Outlines Alternate Fee Arrangements - Episode # 93
Posted: Mon., Sep. 29, 2014

Attorney Irwin Kramer from the law firm of Kramer & Connolly in Baltimore, Maryland, discusses the flaws with billing by the hour and suggests alternate fee arrangements between insurance companies and law firms.

The Burden of Medical Provider Fraud - Episode # 92
Posted: Thu., Sep. 4, 2014

Attorney Jeffrey Rapattoni, shareholder in the Cherry Hill, New Jersey office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, discusses the burden of Medical Provider Fraud on the Insurance Industry.

Attorney on Bad Faith in Florida Insurance Impact - Episode # 91
Posted: Tue., Jun. 3, 2014

Attorney Charles C. Lemley at the law firm of Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C. discusses bad faith liability in the state of Florida and what insurers should be aware of.

Attorney Details Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Legislation - Episode # 90
Posted: Mon., Mar. 24, 2014

Attorney David Dodge with the McCathern, PLLC law firm in Dallas, Texas discusses Oklahoma's new workers' compensation legislation, how it compares to states like Texas and the odds of similar legislation being enacted around the country.

How a Tri-partite Relationship Impacts the Insurance Industry - Episode # 89
Posted: Tue., Mar. 4, 2014

Attorney Sid Degan with the law firm of Degan, Blanchard & Nash in Louisiana on the complex "tri-partite relationship" that exists between attorneys, insurers and insureds and how it impacts the insurance industry.

Outlining the Legal Framework of Cyber Losses - Episode # 88
Posted: Tue., Jan. 14, 2014

Attorney Stu Panensky from the law firm of Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP, introduces the legal framework around data security and cyber losses.

Attorney Discusses Dispute in Costly Cargo Claim - Episode # 87
Posted: Wed., Dec. 18, 2013

Daniel Raab of Daniel W. Raab, P.A. in Miami, explores liability and other considerations surrounding a case where a US-flagged vessel is accused of damaging the gas turbine it was hired to transport.

Attorney Outlines Fracking's Insurance Issues - Episode # 86
Posted: Tue., Dec. 10, 2013

Attorney Michael Salem from the law firm of Nelsen, Thompson, Pegue & Thornton, A.P.C. in Los Angeles, California discusses emerging issues in insurance for fracking and application of EPLE or Energy Pollution Liability Extension endorsement.

Bullying Faces Coverage and Litigation Hurdles - Episode # 85
Posted: Tue., Nov. 19, 2013

Attorney Eric Harrison from the law firm Methfessel & Werbel in Edison, New Jersey discusses aspects related to bullying and insurance coverage and litigation.  

Insurance Liability in Animal Livestock and Equine Coverage - Episode # 84
Posted: Tue, 05 Nov 2013

Attorney Julie Fershtman from the law firm of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C. in Farmington Hills, Michigan, discusses animal livestock and equine liability and insurance coverage matters along with a recent coverage determination by the Federal Courts in Illinois.

Attorney Investigates Construction Law Litigation - Episode # 83
Posted: Wed., Sep. 11, 2013

Attorney Anthony D. Grande from the law firm of Clausen Miller PC, with U.S. offices in Chicago, California, New Jersey and New York, and several worldwide affiliate offices in Europe and Asia, discusses construction law litigation, New York's labor law and the impact on the insurance community.

Insurance and Legal Ramifications of Emergency Response - Episode # 82
Posted: Fri., Sep. 6, 2013

Attorney Ted Schaer from the law firm of Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, P.C., discusses the legal and critical challenges associated with Emergency Response and the impact on the insurance industry.

Attorney Explores Case that Asked: Is a House a Boat? - Episode # 81
Posted: Fri., Aug. 9, 2013

Attorney David W. Skeen from the law firm of Wright, Constable & Skeen, L.L.P. in Baltimore, on a Supreme Court ruling addressing the importance of being a vessel under maritime law.

Breaking Down California Tax Law Changes - Episode # 80
Posted: Wed., Jul. 24, 2013

Dan Finn, a Certified Structured Settlement Consultant from Finn Financial Group in Newport Beach, Calif., addresses recent tax law changes in the state and their impact on claimants, attorneys and the insurance industry.

Professional Liability Cases Complex, 'Cyclical' - Episode # 79
Posted: Tue., Jun. 4, 2013

Attorney Irwin Kramer, managing partner of the insurance defense firm of Kramer & Connolly, dissects the complexity of professional liability cases and the law firm-insurer relationship.

State-Offered Mediation 'Effective' on Disputes - Episode # 78
Posted: Tue., May 7, 2013

Attorney Joseph Cunningham from the Law Offices of Joseph F. Cunningham, PLC, in Arlington, Va., discusses the implementation of individual state mediation programs to assist with policy disputes and the relationships between law firms and insurance carriers.

Exploring Employee Dishonesty Coverage - Episode # 77
Posted: Thu., Mar. 28, 2013

Attorney Michael Salem examines employee dishonesty coverage, the danger of expanding coverage to investment advisers and the impact on insurance companies.  

Attorney Explores Impact of Damage During Transport - Episode # 76
Posted: Thu., Mar. 21, 2013

Attorney Daniel Raab from the Daniel W. Raab, P.A. law firm in Miami, Florida discusses a transportation case involving damaged goods during sea transit and the impact on the insurance industry.

Attorneys Discuss Cruise Line Coverage Issues - Episode # 75
Posted: Fri., Mar. 8, 2013

Attorneys Jack Pierce and David McMahon from the law firm of Barger Wolen LLP in California discuss insurance issues that face the cruise line and travel industries after recent incidents at sea.

Attorneys Dissect the Smart Act - Episode # 74
Posted: Tue., Feb. 26, 2013

Attorneys Rey Alvarez and Kate Kmiec from the law firm of Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones in Florida on the new Smart Act, aimed at making settlements with a Medicare beneficiary go more efficiently, and reduce Medicare spending by $45 million.

Attorney Explores Verizon, Prudential Pension Pass - Episode # 73
Posted: Fri., Feb. 1, 2013

Attorney David Dodge from the McCathern, LLP law firm in Dallas on a case pertaining to an employee pension transfer involving Verizon Communications Inc., and Prudential Insurance Co.

Attorney Explores Sandy's Impact on Insurers - Episode # 72
Posted: Tue., Dec. 11, 2012

Harry Baumgartner from the law firm of Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. in Florham Park, N.J., discusses insurance issues related to Hurricane Sandy from an attorney's perspective.

Attorney Rich Fidei Highlights Tech Concerns - Episode # 71
Posted: Mon., Nov. 26, 2012

Attorney Rich Fidei from the law firm of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb, P.A. in Florida discusses privacy concerns with advancing technology in insurance.

Managing Liability in Foodborne Illness Cases - Episode # 70
Posted: Mon., Oct. 15, 2012

Attorney Jean Golden from the law firm of Cassiday Schade LLP in Chicago on insurance coverage liability for foodborne illness and what an insurer can do to minimize its risk.

Attorney Dissects Okla. Weather Catastrophes - Episode #69
Posted: Mon., Oct. 1, 2012

Attorney Renee DeMoss, from the GableGotwals law firm in Oklahoma, discusses the catastrophic weather conditions in Oklahoma and its impact on homeowners and the insurance industry.  

Attorney Sam Sorich on California Workers' Comp Revamp - Episode #68
Posted: Wed., Sep. 19, 2012

Attorney Sam Sorich, Of Counsel to the Sacramento, California, office of the law firm Barger & Wolen LLP, tackles recent legislation passed by the state of California, including a workers' compensation overhaul, and the potential impact on insureds and the upcoming election.

The Changing Law of Appraisal in Florida - Episode #67
Posted: Thu., Aug. 30, 2012

Attorney Nicole Palmer from the law firm of Wade, Palmer & Shoemaker, P.A. in Pensacola, Fla., discusses the changing law of appraisal in the state and how insurers can use appraisal to their advantage both before and after a suit has been filed.

Attorney Golub on Stacking of Policy Limits - Episode #66
Posted: Thu., Aug.16, 2012

Attorney Larry Golub from the law firm of Barger & Wolen LLP in Los Angeles discusses a recent landmark California Supreme Court decision involving the stacking of policy limits, and whether or not an insured can collect on damages over a period of many years. Golub also explores its impact on the insurance industry.

Attorney Dissects Compliance within Social Media - Episode #65
Posted: Mon., Jul. 2, 2012

Attorney Rich Fidei from the law firm of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate, P.A., discusses social media and advertising compliance within the insurance industry.

Raymond Law Group Attorney on Cyber Risk Impact - Episode #64
Posted: Tue., May 22, 2012

Attorney Bruce H. Raymond from the Raymond Law Group LLC with offices in Connecticut and Massachusetts, discusses the latest issues and concerns with cyber risk and the impact on the insurance industry.

Legal Fallout from Failure to Make Timely Payments - Episode #63
Posted: Fri., Mar. 30, 2012

Attorney Bob Mich, Jr. from the Law Offices of Kay & Andersen, LLC, on a case involving a coverage matter arising from insurer and agent conduct and the failure of the insured to make a timely premium payment.

Defining Surface Transportation Broker Liability - Episode #62
Posted: Fri., Mar. 16, 2012

Attorney Daniel Raab from the Daniel W. Raab, P.A. firm in Miami, defines the Carmack Amendment, a transportation case involving surface transportation broker liability, and how that affects insurers.

Insurer's Liability for Cell Phone Use, Texting - Episode #61
Posted: Thu., Mar. 8, 2012

Attorney Jay Tentinger from the Tentinger Law Firm, P.A. in Eagan, Minnesota, discusses cell phone use and texting and the liability for insurers.  

The Impact of Social Media on Claims Outcomes - Episode #60
Posted: Wed., Feb. 22, 2012

Attorneys Dan Santaniello and Heather Calhoon from the law firm of Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones in Florida, discuss the Stored Communication Act, the use of social media in investigation and discovery and the possible impact on claims outcomes.

Regulating Athletic Conduct: Legal Lessons Learned - Episode #59
Posted: Mon., Dec. 12, 2011

Attorney Al Goldberger, from the law firm of Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C. in Millburn, N.J., explains Athletic Codes of Conduct in the insurance industry and the benefits of having one.

Attorney Travis Miller on Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Legislation - Episode #58
Posted: Tue., Oct. 25, 2011

Travis Miller from the law firm Radey Thomas Yon & Clark, P.A. in Tallahassee, Fla., discusses legislation proposed by the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund that would reduce its size to levels more compatible with resources available in the global financial markets.

Attorneys Discuss the Medicare Secondary Payer Act - Episode #57
Posted: Tue., Aug. 30, 2011

Attorneys Daniel Santaniello and Reinaldo (Rey) Alvarez from the Florida law firm of Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones, discuss the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and how to address Medicare in liability settlements.

Attorney Rich Fidei on the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act - Episode #56
Posted: Wed., Jul. 27, 2011

Attorney Rich Fidei from the law firm of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate, P.A. on surplus lines and the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act, which was enacted as part of the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Attorneys Discuss How Insurers Can Deal with Bad Faith Matters - Episode #55
Posted: Wed., Jun. 29, 2011

Attorneys Charles E. Haddick Jr. and Rob Marino from the law firm of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, discuss bad faith matters and misconceptions and what insurance companies can do to be pro-active.

Attorneys Fred Karlinsky and Katie Webb on Senate Bill 408's Impact on Florida - Episode #54
Posted: Mon., Jun. 6, 2011

Attorneys Fred Karlinsky and Katie Webb from the law firm of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate, P.A. with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee, Fla., discuss the recently passed Senate Bill 408 in Florida and its impact on the property/ casualty insurance industry in the state.

Elimination of Joint and Several Liability in Tort Cases - Episode #53
Posted: Wed., May 18, 2011

Attorney Renee DeMoss from the law firm of GableGotwals in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the elimination of joint and several liability in tort cases.

Attorney Dan Raab on Limitations of Liability - Episode #52
Posted: Fri., May 6, 2011

Attorney Dan Raab from the Daniel W. Raab, P.A. firm in Miami on a limitations of liability case under Montreal Protocol.

Attorney Tim Thornton on Patent Litigation and Advertising Injury - Episode #51
Posted: Wed., Mar. 30, 2011

Attorney Tim Thornton from the law firm of Nelsen, Thompson, Pegue & Thornton in Los Angeles on coverage for claims involving patent litigation and advertising injury, and the impact on the insurance industry.

Attorney Dale Hightower on Ten Commandments to Avoid Premises Liability Suits - Episode #50
Posted: Tue., Mar. 15, 2011

Attorney Dale Hightower from the firm of Hightower & Partners P.A. authors the "Ten Commandments to Avoid Premises Liability Suits." His essay pertains to restaurants and other businesses. He explains how this impacts the insurance industry.

Attorney Larry Rogak on New York's No-Fault Law - Episode #49
Posted: Mon., Jan. 10, 2011

Attorney Larry Rogak from the law firm Lawrence N. Rogak, LLC in Oceanside, N.Y. on the state's complex no-fault law and how it compares to other states and impacts the insurance industry.

Construction Systems' Michael Panish on Selection of Expert Witnesses - Episode #48
Posted: Mon., Dec. 6, 2010

Michael Panish, Expert Witness, Construction Witness / Construction Systems, on the importance of the selection of expert witnesses in insurance cases.

Attorney Al Goldberger on the Impact of Sports-Related Concussions on Insurance Industry - Episode #47
Posted: Fri., Nov. 5, 2010

Attorney Al Goldberger from the firm of Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C. in Millburn, New Jersey on concussions in amateur and professional sports, legal implications and the impact on the insurance industry.  

Attorney Chris Massenburg on Federal Asbestos MDL Litigation - Episode #46
Posted: Mon., Sep. 13, 2010

Attorney Chris Massenburg from the law firm Swetman Baxter Massenburg, LLC in Hattiesburg, Mississippi discusses the Federal Asbestos MDL Litigation and its impact on specific states and insurance companies.

Attorney David Burstein on Canada's Insurance Act - Episode #45
Posted: Mon., Aug.24, 2010

Attorney David Burstein from the law firm Lang Michener in Toronto, Ontario discusses Canada's Insurance Act and an appeal on a coverage matter involving an accident with a parked truck.

Attorney Daniel Raab on Limitation of Liability - Episode #44
Posted: Mon., Jun. 7, 2010

Attorney Daniel Raab, from the Daniel W. Raab, PA firm in Miami, discusses a recent transportation case and how limitation of liability impacts the transportation and insurance industries.

Insurance Coverage in the Motion Picture Industry - Episode #43
Posted: Tue., May 4, 2010

Attorney Jaymeson Pegue from the law firm of Nelson, Thompson, Pegue & Thornton, A.P.C. in Los Angeles, discusses insurance coverage matters involving actors in the motion picture industry.

The Collateral Source Rule in Alabama - Episode #42
Posted: Mon., Mar. 21, 2010

Attorney Jarrod Bazemore from the law firm of Spain & Gillon, LLC in Birmingham, Ala., discusses the Collateral Source Rule in Alabama and how it's impacting both state and federal courts.

State Insurance Premium and Other Important Insurance Taxes - Episode #41
Posted: Wed., Feb. 17, 2010

Attorneys Brian Casey and Dean Conlin from the law firm of Locke Lord Bissell & Lidell LLP, discuss a recent chapter they authored on state insurance premium and other important insurance taxes impacting both insurance companies and the various states.

Regulatory Compliance Requirements and Privacy Litigation - Episode #40
Posted: Mon., Jan. 11, 2010

Attorneys Steve Kunzman and Todd Ruback from the law firm of DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis & Lehrer, PC in Warren, New Jersey discuss increasing regulatory compliance requirements and a spike in privacy related litigation as organizations and insurance carriers will be faced with privacy as a significant risk component to business.

IP and Technology Claims' Impact on Insurance Companies - Episode #39
Posted: Tue., Dec. 15, 2009

Attorney Robert Scott from the law firm of Scott & Scott, LLP in Dallas, Texas discusses IP and technology claims and the impact on insurance companies.

Enforcing the Medicare Secondary Payer Law - Episode #38
Posted: Mon., Nov. 9, 2009

Attorneys Paul Jones and Orestes (Rusty) Perez from the law firm of Luks, Santaniello, Perez, Petrillo, Gold & Jones in Florida discuss recently enacted new rules by Congress to enhance the enforcement of the Medicare Secondary Payer Law (Commonly referred to as MSP).

Supplemental Uninsured Developments in New York State - Episode #37
Posted: Tue., Oct. 6, 2009

Attorney Jessica Desany from the law firm of Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird, P.C. on SUM coverage or Supplemental Uninsured Developments in New York State.

Tavern Issues, Finding Jury in Fatal Airport Injury Case - Episode #36
Posted: Thu., Aug. 27, 2009

Attorney Jonathan Ziss from the Margolis Edelstein law firm in Philadelphia, discusses dram shop issues and jury duty selection in a case involving a fatal airport injury.

The Impact of Sports Law on the Insurance Industry - Episode #35
Posted: Mon., Aug. 10, 2009

Attorney Al Goldberger from the Goldberger & Goldberger law firm in Clifton, New Jersey discusses a case in Texas involving Midwest Employers Casualty Company and the impact of sports law on the insurance industry.

Negligent Security Issues Related to Terrorist Attacks in Shopping Centers - Episode #34
Posted: Mon., Jul. 27, 2009

Attorneys Jack Luks and Tony Petrillo from the law firm of Luks, Santaniello, Perez, Petrillo, Gold & James in Florida discuss negligent security issues related to terrorist attacks in shopping centers.

How the Financial Crisis Can Affect The Insurance Industry - Episode #33
Posted: Mon., Jun. 29, 2009

Attorney Alan Rutkin from the law firm Rivkin Radler LLP in Uniondale, New York, discusses how the financial crisis can affect the insurance industry.

The 2009 Session of the Florida Legislature's Impact on Property Insurance Law - Episode #32
Posted: Fri., Jun. 19, 2009

Attorneys Fred Karlinsky and Katie Webb from the law firm Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate in Florida discuss the 2009 Session of the Florida Legislature and how this impacts property insurance law and State Farm's decision to withdraw from the state insurance market.

A Landmark California Court of Appeals Ruling on the Stacking of Policies - Episode #31
Posted: Fri., Jun. 5, 2009

Attorney Roger Simpson from the Cotkin & Collins law firm in Los Angeles, California on a landmark California Court of Appeals ruling on the stacking of policies related to the Stringfellow insurance case.

A Federal Court of Appeals Ruling that Limits an Insurance Company's Liability in a Tragic Trucking Accident - Episode #30
Posted: Mon., May 4, 2009

Attorney Ginny Peterson from the law firm of Kightlinger & Gray LLP discusses a federal court of appeals ruling that limits an insurance company's liability in a tragic trucking accident.

Credit Scoring's Impact on the Insurance Industry - Episode #29
Posted: Tue., Apr. 21, 2009

Attorney Jeff Thomas from the law firm of Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard P.L.L.C. in Little Rock, Arkansas discusses recent credit scoring matters and their impact on the insurance industry.

Georgia Court Ruling Bars Lawyers From Connecting With a Victim's Doctor - Episode #28
Posted: Tue., Feb. 24, 2009

Attorney Asha Jackson from the law firm of Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia discusses Georgia's Supreme Court ruling in which HIPAA bars insurance defense lawyers from informally communicating with an injury victim's physicians.

The Impact of State Farm's Decision to Pull Most of Their Residential Property Lines out of Florida - Episode #27
Posted: Tue., Feb. 10, 2009

Attorneys Fred Karlinsky and Krista Kolvacin from the law firm of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate in Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee, Florida discuss the impact of State Farm's decision to pull most of their residential property lines out of Florida.

What Insurers Should Know About the Other Insurance Clause - Episode #26
Posted: Mon., Dec. 15, 2008

Attorney Daniel Raab from the law firm Daniel W. Raab, P.A.in Miami, Florida discusses what insurers should know about the "other insurance clause" involving a case between two insurance companies.

Hurricane Ike and Related Catastrophe Impact on Texas and the Insurance Industry - Episode #25
Posted: Wed., Nov. 5, 2008

Attorney Roger Higgins from the firm of Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons discusses Hurricane Ike and related catastrophes and their impact on Texas and the insurance industry.

Florida's Recently Adopted Reinsurance Collateral Rule - Episode #24
Posted: Fri., Oct.10, 2008

Attorney Rich Fidei from the law firm of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate in Fort Lauderdale, Florida discusses the recently adopted Reinsurance Collateral Rule in Florida that is impacting domestic insurers and policy holders.  

An Insurance Case Involving Missing Policies and Establishing Burden of Proof - Episode #23
Posted: Tue., Sep. 9, 2008

Attorney Jeffrey Kaufman from the law firm of Brydon, Hugo & Parker in San Francisco, California discusses an insurance case involving missing policies and establishing burden of proof.

A Self-Insurance Fund Matter Case and the Impact on Individuals, Corporations and Insurers - Episode #22
Posted: Thu., Aug. 14, 2008

Attorney Michael McDonner from the law firm of O'Bryan, Brown & Toner in Louisville, Kentucky on a self-insurance fund matter case and the impact on individuals, corporations and insurers.

A Recent Nebraska Supreme Court Ruling Against the State of Florida in a Decade-long Multi-million Dollar Dispute - Episode #21
Posted: Wed., Jul. 16, 2008

Attorneys Bill Gast and Mike McClellan from the Gast and McClellan law firm in Omaha, Nebraska discuss a recent Nebraska Supreme Court ruling against the state of Florida in a decade-long multi-million dollar dispute.

The Liability Concerns of Property Insurer Executives - Episode #20
Posted: Mon., Jun. 24, 2008

Attorney Megan Grant from the law firm Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate in Fort Lauderdale, Florida discusses the liability concerns of Property Insurer executives.

Regulators Grapple With Multistate Health Insurance Oversight - Episode #19
Posted: Mon., Jun. 2, 2008

Attorneys Jeanie Botkin and Jennifer Osborn from the law firm of Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC in Kansas City, Missouri and Overland Park, Kansas discuss regulators grappling with multistate health insurance oversight.

Internet Blogging and Potential Legal Issues - Episode #18
Posted: Thur., May 1, 2008

Attorney Dennis J. Wall, from the Law Office of Dennis J. Wall in Florida discusses Internet Blogging and Potential Legal Issues.

Recent Maryland Law Changes Pertaining to an Insureds Ability to Bring Action Against its Insurer for Failing to Act in Good Faith - Episode #17
Posted: Tue., Apr. 8, 2008

Attorneys Peter Axelrad and William F. Flood, III from the law firm of Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan in Annapolis, Maryland discuss recent Maryland law changes pertaining to an insureds ability to bring action against its insurer for failing to act in good faith.

A Recent Supreme Court Ruling Involving New Legal Liabilities for 401K Plan Administrators - Episode #16
Posted: Wed., Mar. 19, 2008

Attorney Paul Ondrasik from the Washington, D.C. law firm of Steptoe & Johnson discusses a recent Supreme Court ruling involving new legal liabilities for 401K plan administrators.

A Recent Landmark Case Involving the Liability of Rental Car Companies when Accidents Cause Injuries or Death - Episode #15
Posted: Tue., Feb. 26, 2008

Attorneys Daniel Santaniello and Paul Jones from the law firm of Luks, Santaniello, Perez, Petrillo and Gold in Florida discuss a recent landmark case involving the liability of rental car companies when accidents cause injuries or death.

A Supreme Court Ruling in a Medical Malpractice Case and the Impact on Tort Cap Protections for Public Entities - Episode #14
Posted: Mon., Jan. 28, 2008

Attorneys Jeff Eden and Lloyd Bernstein from the law firm of Bullivant Houser Bailey PC in Portland, Oregon discuss a Supreme Court ruling in a medical malpractice case and the impact on tort cap protections for public entities.

The Importance of an Airboat Case in Florida Waters and its Impact on Insurers - Episode #13
Posted: Thu., Dec. 13, 2007

Attorney Daniel Raab from the law firm Daniel W. Raab, P.A. in Miami, Florida discusses the importance of an airboat case in Florida waters and its impact on insurers.

An Important Supreme Court Decision Favoring Major Insurance Companies - Episode #12
Posted: Mon., Oct. 22, 2007

Attorneys Maria Abate and Amy Koltnow from the law firm of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate, P.A. in Florida discuss an important Supreme Court decision favoring major insurance companies.

Recent State and Federal Efforts to Reform the Regulation and Taxation of the Surplus Lines Insurance Market - Episode #11
Posted: Thu., Sep. 13, 2007

Attorneys Mark Goodman and Michael Trier from the law firm of Lord, Bissell & Brook LLP in Chicago, Illinois discuss recent state and federal efforts to reform the regulation and taxation of the surplus lines insurance market.

Fred Karlinsky and Rachel LeBlanc on the Recent Credit-Scoring Decisions - Episode #10
Posted: Wed., Jul. 25, 2007

Attorneys Fred Karlinsky and Rachel LeBlanc from the law firm of Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate in Florida discuss June's Supreme Court decision in the credit-scoring cases involving Safeco and Geico and the impact on Florida and other states.

A Discussion on a Landmark Decision in a New Jersey Automobile Case - Episode #09
Posted: Thu., Jun. 28, 2007

Attorneys Steve Kunzman and Tina Bombaci from the law firm of DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis & Lehrer, P.C. in Warren, New Jersey discuss a landmark decision in a New Jersey automobile case.

How the April Virginia Tech Incident has Impacted Legal Issues and the Defense of Educational Institutions - Episode #08
Posted: Thu., Jun. 14, 2007

Attorneys Bob Smith and Dana Fleming from the law firm of Nelson, Kinder, Mosseau & Saturley in Boston, MA discuss how the April Virginia Tech incident has impacted legal issues and the defense of educational institutions.

The Insurance Implications of Identity Theft - Episode #07
Posted: Wed., May 30, 2007

Kirk Nahra of Wiley Rein LLP, Washington, D.C. discusses the impact of identity theft on the insurance industry.

What the Move to Repeal of the Anti-Trust Exemption Means to Insurers - Episode #06
Posted: Thu., May 4, 2007

Joe Coughlin and John Gurley of Lord, Bissell and Brook LLP in Chicago discuss the recent government effort to repeal the federal antitrust exemption in the McCarran-Ferguson Act and the impact this could have on the insurance industry.

David Burstein on issues in auto coverage - Episode #05
Posted: Tue., Apr. 3, 2007

Attorney David Burstein of the Toronto, Ontario-based law firm of Lang Michener discusses auto coverage issues for U.S. motorists traveling in Canada.

Dan Martinez and Kevin Frye on the Changing Landscape for E-Discovery - Episode #04
Posted: Thu., Mar. 15, 2007

Attorneys Dan Martinez of Callahan & Martinez, and Kevin Frye of Anderson, Crawley & Burke discuss the technology, practices and new regulations surrounding electronic discovery. E-mail, databases, deleted files and more are all subject to discovery, and insurance attorneys are struggling to keep pace.

What Insurers and Legal Providers Should Know About Responding to Catastrophe Situations - Episode #03
Posted: Wed., Feb. 21, 2007

Attorneys Russ Melton of Foley & Mansfield and Joe Gerber of Cozen O'Connor discuss the special needs of responding to industrial and other large disasters such as fires, chemical exposures and explosions.

Keeping Up With the Anticoncurrent Cause Clause - Episode #02
Posted: Fri., Feb. 9, 2007

Attorneys Gregory Victor and Joe Miele of Adorno Yoss focus on the anticoncurrent cause clause in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the implications of decisions in Mississippi and Louisiana and how this impacts other states such as Florida.  

State Farm Loses the First High-Profile Post-Katrina Homeowners Case - Episode #01
Posted: Wed., Jan. 24, 2007

Attorneys Kelly Simpkins and David Rossmiller discuss the ramifications of the verdict in Broussard vs. State Farm, in which jurors ordered State Farm to pay $2.5 million in punitive damages.


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