The Insurance Law Section and The Insurance Law Center, UConn School of Law
Seminar Code: EIL170223
CT: 3.0 CLE Credits
NY: 3.0 CLE Credits (3.0 Professional Practice)
About the Program
This annual symposium, co-hosted by CBA Insurance Law Section and the Insurance Law Center at the UConn School of Law, will address bad faith litigation in Connecticut and throughout the United States. The first panel will discuss the current state of the law in Connecticut and elsewhere on what is, and is not, bad faith. The second panel will address discovery and proof at trial and whether the attorney-client privilege is eroding in the context of bad faith litigation.
You Will Learn
- The restatement draft on bad faith
- The standard for bad faith—whether it is objective or subjective, etc.
- Bad faith in claims handling, investigations, and settlements
- CUIPA and other states’ unfair insurance practices acts
- Challenges of proving bad faith at trial
- Challenges of obtaining discovery necessary to prove bad faith at trial
- The role of the attorney-client privilege in insurance coverage litigation
Who Should Attend
Both the new lawyer and experienced litigator will benefit from this symposium
1:30 Opening Remarks
Marilyn B. Fagelson
1:40 Panel I: What is Bad Faith in 2017?
Gerald P. “Kip” Dwyer, Jr.
Elizabeth J. Stewart
3:30 Panel II: Bad Faith Litigation – Discovery and Proof at Trial
Hon. Charles T. Lee
Robert D. “Bert” Helfand
Jeffery J. Vita
Elizabeth F. Ahlstrand
5:00 Networking Reception
Cost: Includes a snack break and networking reception
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.