Presented by the Insurance Law Section
Seminar Code: SIL160315
CLE Credit: 2 Hours
About the Program:
The program will provide an overview of insurance-related case law from our Connecticut courts, including largely appellate-level cases, as well as cases from the United States District Courts of Connecticut and the Second Circuit. Attendees will also be provided with a handout summarizing the various cases from 2015.
In addition to case summaries, the program will include a “point / counter-point” presentation by Philip T. Newbury, Jr., Esq. of Howd & Ludorf, LLC and Brianna K. Spinnato, Esq. of Biller, Sachs, Raio & Zito, regarding the recent decision they obtained from Judge Charles Lee in Williams v. Safeco Insurance Co. of America. That decision set forth, in the context of motions in limine, the legal standard for proof of unfair settlement practices that were part of a “general business practice” in violation of CUIPA, Conn. Gen. Stat. 38a-816(6).
The point/ counter-point presentation was first introduced last year, and many found it to be the most interesting and educational aspect of the program. The ILS is excited to offer it again this year!
Who Should Attend:
Anyone interested in learning about Connecticut insurance-related cases issued in 2015; anyone interested in learning about litigating an insurance case, including a claim under Connecticut’s Unfair Insurance Practices Act.
You Will Learn:
Edward P. McCreery, III, Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport
Philip T. Newbury, Jr., Howd & Ludorf LLC, Hartford
Regen O'Malley, Gordon & Rees LLP, Glastonbury
Brianna K. Spinnato, Biller, Sachs, Raio & Zit, Hamden
5:30 pm - Cash Bar
6:00 pm - Insurance Law Section Meeting -- Download Agenda here
6:30 pm - Connecticut state law decisions
7:10 pm - U.S. District Court and Second Circuit decisions
7:50 pm - Plaintiffs' case in Williams v. Safeco
8:10 pm - Defendant's case in Williams v. Safeco
8:30 pm - Program concludes
Materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be prepared. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been received.
The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request