Symposium on Insurance Claims Handling: Rights, Wrongs and Remedies
Presented by the CBA Insurance Law Section, UConn Law School, and its Insurance Law Center.
About the Program:
This program will begin with a primer on the submission of a claim and the processes used in handling property and casualty claims presented by a third party administrator, a broker and a public adjuster. The second panel will explore a range of remedies for those occasions when claims handling goes wrong, including common law bad faith and Connecticut statutory law. The Symposium will conclude with a discussion of the Connecticut Insurance Department's role in policing market conduct and market conduct exams, including a review of current claim handling trends, what can trigger an exam, and the Department's standards for conducting fair and consistent exams.
Who Should Attend:
This seminar is relevant for practitioners of all experience levels, and for students and others who are interested in learning about Insurance Law.
Register with the CBA:
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. A Practical Guide To Handling Insurance Claims
Marilyn B. Fagelson (Moderator), Murtha Cullina LLP, New Haven
Rick Howley, Vice President/Senior Claims Consultant, Willis HRH, Hartford
Todd Moler, Public Adjuster & President, The Public’s Adjuster LLC, Hamden
Kathy Owens, AIC, AIS, Vice President, Claims Technical Director, Crosswalk Claims Management LLC, Plantsville
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Litigating Common Problem Areas
Peter Siegelman (Moderator), Interim Director, Insurance Law Center, UConn Law School, Hartford
Dennis O. Brown, Gordon & Rees LLP, Hartford
Robert M. Langer, Wiggin and Dana LLP, Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford
Ryan M. Suerth, Suerth LLC, Madison
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. A Conversation With the Connecticut Insurance Department
Peter Kochenburger (Moderator), Executive Director, Insurance Law Center, UConn Law School, Hartford
Anthony Caporale, Counsel, Connecticut Insurance Department, Hartford
Kurt Swan, Director of the Market Conduct Division, Connecticut Insurance Department, Hartford
4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Reception
Event Cost: CBA Member $80
Law/Paralegal Student $30
UConn Law Students & Faculty Free with pre-registration
Registration includes one wine or beer at the post-program reception.
Elizabeth Ahlstrand, Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP, West Hartford
Assaf Ben-Atar, Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport
Marilyn Fagelson, Murtha Cullina LLP, New Haven
Melissa Federico, Murtha Cullina LLP, Hartford
Peter Kochenburger, UConn Law School, Hartford
Regen O'Malley, Gordon & Rees LLP, Glastonbury
Greg Podolak, Saxe Doernberger & Vita PC, Hamden
** CLE materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. Please note that refunds are not available with less than two business days’ notice.
The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. Financial hardship information available upon request.
If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the Law School at 860-570-5130 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance.