Mike Melendez will present at the 2021 CLM Focus: Cyber Liability, Extra-Contractual, Insurance Coverage, Claims & Litigation Management event on December 2, 2021. Mike will speak on the panel titled, "The Attorney-Client Privilege and Practical Tips to Avoid a Bad Faith Set Up."
Is there a new trend to erode the insurer's attorney-client privilege in bad faith litigation? In Travelers Property Cas. Co. v. 100 Renaissance, LLC, 308 So.3d 847 (Miss. 2020), the Mississippi Supreme Court held that the insurer impliedly waived the attorney-client privilege and ordered the disclosure of communications between an adjuster and in-house counsel, as well as the in-house counsel's deposition. This presentation will discuss certain jurisdictions that are allowing the erosion of the insurer's attorney-client privilege, and best practices to avoid bad faith liability on a national basis. Learn of strategies for handling bad faith litigation, including a discussion of discovery tactics, dispositive motions, and trial strategies. The discussion will also include how to evaluate and avoid bad faith liability, along with best practices in claim evaluation and how to protect the attorney-client privilege.
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