What is Old is New Again: Using the Wisdom of the Bible to Avoid Pitfalls and Malpractice When Litigating First-Party Insurance Claims

New York, NY, July 26, 2007 --(PR.com)-- On August 2nd 2007, the Institute of American and Talmudic Law (IAT Law) will host a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar entitled ‘Filing, Negotiating and Litigating the First-Party Insurance Claim: Avoiding The Pitfalls and Malpractice,’ which will include the Bible's perspective on this high-profile issue.

While providing legal counsel to an individual or a corporate client who has a significant First-Party Insurance Claim may not appear overly complex or involve technical knowledge, in truth, it is just the opposite.

Through a series of statutes and case law in both New York and across the country, the handling of a first-party insurance claim can create traps for the unwary and potentially lead to liability exposure for the uninitiated attorney.

This course will provide attorneys with some of the basic knowledge they need in order to provide their clients with guidance and identify issues that may arise once a claim is filed.

In this presentation, they will discuss the law as it relates to notifying the carrier of a loss, the filing of a Sworn Statement in Proof of Loss, the insurance policy application and defenses to a claim by the carrier based upon the information contained in the application, statutes of limitation and the law of equitable tolling as it relates to insurance claims, the role of the public adjuster, valuing a claim and the Examination Under Oath process.

They will also discuss issues that arise if and when a claim goes into litigation including discovery that you are entitled to, the “bad faith” denial of a claim and the applicability of the attorney-client privilege to shield an exchange of information between a carrier and the counsel representing that carrier.

They will explore Talmudic law cases relating to the obligations of both the insured and insurer

In addition to IAT Law’s Talmudic expert Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, the program will feature Mr. Joshua Mallin, who has been a featured speaker at the mid-year meeting of the Tort and Insurance Practice and Committee of the American Bar Association and has authored 4 articles; “W&M Addresses Forum on Business Interruption Claims in the Wake of 911,” “The Innocent Co-Insured Doctrine,” “Post-Loss Indemnity Issues: The Unstable Ground Of Loss Valuation” and “Current Trends in First Party Insurance Law.”

The seminar will be followed by a complimentary buffet dinner. Special group rates and rates for non-attorneys are available.

For more Information please contact: (212)-986-1114 or (888) 937-5060.

For Immediate Release:
July 23, 2007
Contact: Rabbi Noach Heber
Institute for American and Talmudic Law

The Institute of American & Talmudic Law
Noah Heber