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Annual Insurance Law Symposium: Bad Faith Litigation CLE (EIL170223)
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When: Thursday, February 23, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: William R. Davis Courtroom, UConn School of Law
55 Elizabeth St
Hartford, Connecticut  06105
United States
Contact: Member Service Center

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Presented by
The Insurance Law Section and The Insurance Law Center, UConn School of Law

Seminar Code: EIL170223

CLE Credit

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


 Hon. Charles T. Lee Connecticut
Superior Court


Gerald Dwyer Jr. Robert D. Helfand Professor Kochenburger headshot.
Elizabeth F. Ahlstrand
Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP
West H
Gerald P. “Kip” Dwyer, Jr.
Robert D. "Bert" Helfand
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt LLP
    Peter Kochenburger
Insurance Law Center
UConn School of Law

Elizabeth J. Stewart Murtha Cullina LLP Partner

 Elizabeth J. Stewart
Murtha Cullina LLP
New Haven

 Jeffrey J. Vita
Saxe Doernberger & Vita PC



 Marilyn B. Fagelson Murtha Cullina LLP Counsel

 Marilyn B. Fagelson
Murtha Cullina LLP
New Haven


Program Agenda
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
Peter Kochenburger

3:10  Break

3:30 Panel II:  Bad Faith Litigation – Discovery and Proof at Trial

Hon. Charles T. Lee
Robert D. “Bert” Helfand
Jeffrey J. Vita
Elizabeth F. Ahlstrand

5:00 Networking Reception

Cost: Includes a snack break and networking reception
          Member: $85
Non-Member: $175
          Student: Free

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



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