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Aaron D. French, Shareholder, Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C. to Speak at TKG’s Bad-Faith Claims and Its Impact on Insurance Companies Live Webcast

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Aaron D. French, Shareholder, Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C. will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Bad-Faith Claims and Its Impact on Insurance Companies Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (ET)

New York, NY, September 28, 2017 --( For further details, please visit:
About Aaron D. French

Aaron D. French joined Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. in 2003. He is admitted to practice law in Missouri and Illinois and represents insurance companies in coverage matters, which often involve allegations of bad faith. He serves as the Business Litigation Practice Group Leader and is a member of the Recruiting Committee.

Mr. French has tried both bench and jury trials and has obtained successful trial verdicts for his clients. He has prepared appeals and argued issues of first impression in the State of Missouri. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM); and was also invited to serve as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Aaron is a frequent contributor to Sandberg Phoenix’s insurance blog found at

About Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

With over 35 years providing legal services to clients of every size throughout the Midwest and across the country, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard is consistently rated as one of St. Louis' top law firms in the areas of Business Law, Business Litigation, Health Law and Products Liability. The firm has earned a Top-Tier 1 ranking in U.S. News & World Report's Best Law Firms national survey in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Personal Injury and Product Liability Litigation.

From nine attorneys in 1979, the firm has grown to over 100 attorneys, whose diverse backgrounds, legal expertise and personal experiences enable Sandberg Phoenix to serve a growing family of clients in a variety of industries. With offices in seven cities throughout the Midwest, its attorneys are uniquely positioned to address the needs of local, national and international clients.

Event Synopsis:

As plaintiffs' attorneys become increasingly creative in enhancing their efforts to expand an insurer's duty of good faith and fair dealing, some are still swayed to maneuver insurance companies into committing acts that may lead to bad faith. Bad faith set-ups have been in the field since 1985, where Justice Kaus of the California Supreme Court observed: “It seems to me that attorneys who handle policy claims against insurance companies are no longer interested in collecting on those claims, but spend their wits and energies trying to maneuver the insurers into committing acts which the insured can later trot out as bad faith.”

With today's ever changing legal landscape, it is expected that cases involving bad faith set-ups are to increase and occur in the years to come.

In this live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will highlight the important features of “Bad Faith Set-Ups” in insurance litigation. Speakers will help the audience analyze and explore the mechanics of set-up allegations. They will also go beyond the basics and provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the recent case laws addressing this significant topic.

Key topics include:
- The Bad Faith Set-Up
- Legal Primer
- Common Tactics and Red Flags
- Recent Case Law
- Bad Faith Claims and Its Impact on Insurance Litigation
- How to Diagnose a Bad Faith Set-Up
- Best Strategies to Avoid Bad Faith Set-Up Situations
- Practical Tips for Insurers and Insurance Companies

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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