This session, presented by Cassidy Schade partner Melissa Anderson, focuses on bad faith in connection with the breach of a duty to settle. Ms. Anderson highlights issues that arise in cases involving multiple claimants, multiple insureds, and situations where limits of coverage may be exhausted without a global resolution. The program is geared towards assisting in-house counsel and practitioners in identifying how acknowledgement of these issues in the context of settlement negotiations can be used to obtain a successful resolution.
I. Summarize the basis of the duty to settle and when it is implicated
II. Understand bad faith issues that are presented in cases involving multiple insureds and the exhaustion of limits on behalf of less than all insureds
III. Comprehend bad faith issues presented in cases involving multiple claimants and the exhaustion of limits with less than all claimants
IV. Identify the ramifications for the failure to settle in good faith
good summary and information
Good presenter. Dry subject.
Good overview of Virginia and other states' treatment.
Very thorough presentation.
Difficult area - good job of pulling authority together.
Very knowledgable speaker
she was very good and easy to follow
Clear and well presented.
A very informative presentation thanks!
excellent coverage of a complicated subject
The speaker was very professional and able to explain complex issues to someone with very little or nose knowledge on the topic.
Great course for anyone practicing in a state such as VA where a direct cause of action exists for an insured to bring suit against an insurer for bad faith failure to investigate and/or failure to settle
Good overview of basic bad faith concepts.
What I knew about this subject before would have fit into a shot glass! I thus found it interesting and educational.