New York, NY, November 10, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Edward J. Currie, Jr., Shareholder, Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A., will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Bad Faith Claims and Extra Contractual Liability: Things You Need to Know Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @ 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (ET).
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About Edward J. Currie, Jr.
Edward J. “Ned” Currie, Jr. is a Shareholder at Currie Johnson & Myers, PA, with offices in Jackson and Biloxi, Mississippi. Mr. Currie graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1976. He has spent his career in the courtroom representing the interests of insurers in complex insurance coverage matters and bad faith defense – as well as personal injury defense – having tried over 175 jury cases to verdict. Mr. Currie is the immediate Past President of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and on the Mississippi Supreme Court Advisory Committee for the Rules of Civil Procedure. Mr. Currie is Past President of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association which bestowed upon him its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award, and Past President of the Mississippi Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He is a member of the American Law Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, and is a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Currie was recognized by Corporate Intl Magazine as 2016 Mississippi Product Liability Attorney of the Year, by Best Lawyers as 2016 Mississippi Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation-Defense, by International Global Law Experts as 2014 Mississippi Product Liability Lawyer of the Year, and by Best Lawyers as 2012 Mississippi Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law. He also is listed by Super Lawyers in the Top 50: 2015 Mississippi Super Lawyers and was listed by the Mississippi Business Journal in the 2013 Top 10 Leaders in Law in Mississippi. Listed by the American Lawyer & Martindale Hubbell as a Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance, Mr. Currie has written and lectured widely on an array of insurance coverage issues.
About Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A.
The attorneys of Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A., handle a variety of cases in state and federal courts throughout the State of Mississippi and adjacent states. The firm regularly handles cases involving insurance coverage and bad faith defense, defense of personal injury, property, casualty, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, matters pertaining to health care facilities, as well as civil rights actions against local municipalities and counties. The firm also represents clients in defense of employment and discrimination cases. The firm was named as a Top 500 Go To Law Firm for 2013 and 2014. The firm was named as 2013 Law Firm of the Year in Insurance Law for Mississippi and 2014 Product Liability Law Firm of the Year in Mississippi, by International Law Global Experts. The firm was named as a Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers, Top Tier in the fields of personal injury defense, medical malpractice-defense and insurance law for the years 2010-2015. The firm has been listed for over 12 years by Best's as a recommended insurance law firm.
When an insurance company is proven to have deliberately breached its duties to a policyholder, bad faith lawsuit arises. This problem is one of the main concerns in the insurance industry today, especially that the number of bad faith claims and lawsuits continues to increase.
An insurer that is found guilty of bad faith could face several punishments and be held responsible for many damages. One of these is the extra-contractual damages, a form of punitive damages that are outside of a contract of insurance.
In this live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with the recent developments in Bad Faith Litigation. Listen as they discuss the recent claims and lawsuits involving bad faith. Speakers will also offer helpful tips for insurers to avoid the risks of such claims.
Key topics include:
- Bad Faith Claims – Surface Discussion
- The Duties of an Insurer
- First-Party versus Third-Party Bad Faith
- Latest Trends and Developments
- Implications of a Bad Faith to an Insurance Company
- Helpful Tips for Insurers
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group 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 for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/