The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty of the Insurance Law Center at the University of Connecticut School of Law:
Professor Peter Kochenburger helped to organize and was a speaker at a January 8, 2016 seminar, Storm Law: Helping Clients Prepare For and Respond to Natural Catastrophes, sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association's Insurance Law Section. The program, which conferred Continuing Legal Education credits, provided an overview of homeowner and commercial insurance policies, exclusions in those policies, the basics of business interruption coverage, the National Flood Insurance Program, the claims handling process and proof of loss.
Professor Peter Kochenburger has been appointed by the National Association of Insurance Commissions to serve as a consumer liaison representative for 2016. Representatives promote consumer protection through interaction with the association's members, the insurance industry and interested parties, and are chosen for their dedication to serving the public interest.
Professor Joseph MacDougald '96 spoke in Branford on Dec. 3, 2015, at a strategic planning session on environmental issues arranged by Ted Kennedy Jr., senate chair of the Environment Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly. Professor MacDougald spoke about climate change and coastal preservation on a panel addressing Long Island Sound, State Parks, Open Space & Farmland Preservation, and Shoreline Stabilization.
Professor Brendan Maher has signed a contract with Cambridge University Press to co-author a scholarly treatise entitled ERISA Principles. It will be released in 2017.
Professors Alexandra Lahav and Sachin Pandya submitted an amicus brief in a U.S. Supreme Court case, Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo, on Sept. 29, 2015. The case involves a challenge to the certification of a case as a class action under the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure and as a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Read more.