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Anne Blume, Brendan Winslow-Nason, and Irene Yesowitch of the Global Insurance Department will be presenting at the 2016 CLM National Construction Claims Conference.
In addition to addressing construction defect claims, conference sessions will also address facets of construction-related claims including construction site accidents/injuries, coverage issues, subcontractor issues, and new technologies. Sessions also will address issues on the national, regional, and state levels. In addition to three days of interactive, educational session, conference attendees will have many opportunities to network with other thought-leaders in the construction claims industry.
Anne Blume will be participating on the Premier Session II panel, which will feature nationally recognized trial judges discussing challenges, opportunities, practice pointers and the future of handling construction cases throughout the nation. From technology, issue resolution, missed opportunities and best practices, the judges will share practice pointers you can implement immediately to ensure success in handling all facets of construction claims.
Brendan Winslow-Nason will be a part of the panel titled "Northwest Region - Coverage and Extra-Contractual Claims: A Construction Defect Perspective." Coverage and extra-contractual exposures arising from CD claims are complicated and heavily litigated in the northwestern region of the United States. This presentation focuses on the duties of liability insurers responding to construction claims and the potential pitfalls that arise when they do not properly respond. The panel will discuss Washington and Oregon claims handling, issues in extra-contractual claims in those jurisdictions, and the duty to defend and indemnify with liability policies. They will also focus on common claims handling issues that are faced by liability adjusters in dealing with construction claims.
Irene Yesowitch will be participating on the panel, "A Good Defense: What Makes for a Good Coverage Defense?" Through the use of claims scenarios involving the standard exclusions and coverage defenses raised in typical construction defect law suits, this panel will present best practice solutions and procedures for handling claims. Attendees will learn how to assist in preserving and using coverage defenses to assure proper allocation and payment of covered losses and damages. The panel will also address exclusions and coverage defenses in order to set the stage for a clearer understanding as to how defense counsel and the claims professionals can work together to achieve the best result.
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