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Insurance Recovery Litigation: A Primer

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Produced on May 28, 2015

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Course Information

Time 1h 3m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Insurance

Course Description

In this program, attorney Evan Schwartz guides viewers through the labyrinth of legal and practical issues surrounding insurance recovery litigation.  He covers topics such as proof of loss and cooperation, rules of policy construction, and trigger of coverage, and helps practitioners understand the litigation process in general.  He also provides practical considerations and helps viewers spot issues to assist them in determining the merits of clients’ claims and the pitfalls to consider before litigating one of these matters.


Learning Objectives:

I.     Understand the various types of policies and claims 

II.    Appreciate the duties of the insured and insurance company in connection with proof of loss and cooperation

III.   Grasp trigger of coverage 

IV.   Comprehend the duty to defend 

V.    Appreciate the nature of the litigation process, including strategic points and causes of action


Credit Information

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Evan Schwartz

Schwartz Law

Evan S. Schwartz, founding partner of Schwartz Law, is a highly skilled insurance recovery litigator and strategist. He leads his firm’s Insurance Litigation, Claims & Consulting Group, representing policy holders, as well as its Business and Complex Litigation Group. He has a national reputation for his work representing professionals in Long Term Disability Income Insurance claims and litigation, having won and settled countless cases across the country. Mr. Schwartz lectures and publishes regularly on long term disability and other insurance recovery issues. He is and has been admitted in Federal and State Courts around the country to handle insurance recovery lawsuits.


Mr. Schwartz started his legal career as a law clerk at the New York Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court. He then represented insurance companies and has been instrumental throughout his career in setting legal precedent in the field of insurance law that continues to impact cases today. He has been inducted as a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Forum acknowledges excellence in advocacy by lawyers throughout the United States and is limited to attorneys who have won multi-million dollar verdicts, awards, and settlements.


Mr. Schwartz is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Touro Law Center, teaching insurance law and law practice management. He also served as President of the Touro Alumni Association for five years. For more information regarding Mr. Schwartz and his practice, go to www.disabilityinsurancelawyers.com or www.schwartzlawpc.com. Mr. Schwartz can be reached at 212-608-5445 or ess@schwartzlawpc.com


Timothy P.

A very good primer.

Nera B.


Jennifer F.

Excellent presentation. Great to listen to a lawyer enthralled by his topic.

Barry H.

Presenter did a great job with a very broad topic.

Susan J.

This presenter is clearly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject.

Zachary J.

I enjoyed the presenter's direct style...very informative!

James R. B.

Very good

Russell B.

Outstanding presentation by Mr. Schwartz.

aaron g.

good, well organized, effective speaker/presenter, informative/helpful to non specialist

Fatima A.

More primers would be helpful

Reginald D.

very engaging speaker

Mindy R.

Excellent presentation

Benjamin B.

Great CLE course for topic stated and works as a very good reminder to those with more experience, a good analogy would be to sports - go back to the fundamentals from time to time, as it can never hurt and will often help.

Linda A.

Good primer.

Caroline C.

Clear, concise and informative. Highly recommend.

Dwight B.


Averim S.

This guy is truly excellent.

Marie C.

This presenter is great. He gives good case-based examples of the issues being discussed.

James B.

Very good speaker. Made the subject interesting to listen to.

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