New York, NY, November 16, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/risk-and-compliance/insurance-risk-and-compliance/bad-faith-claims-and-extra-contractual-liability About Michelle L. Burton
Michelle Burton is the Managing Partner of Shoecraft ♦ Burton LLP, a boutique civil litigation firm specializing in complex insurance coverage, bad faith defense, insurance defense, and professional liability. Ms. Burton has obtained numerous jury trial defense verdicts for her clients against multi-million dollar claims throughout California. In addition to her trial practice, Ms. Burton is a Certified Appellate Specialist and has authored and argued numerous appeals addressing insurance-related matters including Douglas v. Fidelity Insurance Company, the leading case on rescission in California. She was trial and appellate counsel on a case consolidated for oral argument with Lee v. California Capital Insurance Co., the recently-decided case which provides important guidance to appraisers and umpires for appraisals involving a disputed scope. She advocated many of the contentions adopted by the Court of Appeal in its published decision. Ms. Burton provides Fair Claims Training, Good Faith Claims Handling Training and Appraisal Training for her clients and assists insurers with regulatory compliance, market conduct exams and insurance corporate matters. She has also been a panel speaker at the Association of Business Trial Lawyers Annual Seminar on “The Use of Social Media in Jury Selection” and “The Use of Technology During Trial.” She has been a panel speak at the Combined Claims Conference over the years on “Navigating the Appraisal Process.” She is currently the Vice President of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, was recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction in 2015 and 2016 in Civil Litigation and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation which is open to one percent of lawyers for their commitment to the legal profession and their community. Ms. Burton was the Media Chair for the Informed Voters Project educating the public about judicial elections and is the President of Run Women Run a Political Action Committee dedicated to the advancement of women in politics. Ms. Burton is frequently asked by media to comment on political and legal issues. Ms. Burton is licensed in California and Washington State and practices in all jurisdictions in each state.
About Shoecraft Burton, LLP
Shoecraft ♦ Burton, LLP is a multi-practice boutique civil litigation firm that provides proactive, cost-conscious and aggressive legal services tailored to its clients’ goals. The firm specializes in litigation, complex insurance coverage matters and appeals. Over the years, the firm has successfully defended and prosecuted hundreds of matters on behalf of insurance companies, policyholders, insurance brokers, corporate and individual clients, developers as well as, municipalities and public entities. The firm has particular expertise in defending insurance bad faith matters, fraudulent insurance claims, insurance application fraud, first party defense and third party defense, premises liability actions, errors and omissions claims against insurance brokers and architects and engineers. The firm routinely provides coverage advice on all lines of insurance for insurers, conducts examinations under oath and drafts, and reviews policy language proposed by insurers for potential future coverage issues. The firm also offers risk management services and litigation avoidance strategies to its insurance and corporate clients designed to mitigate litigation costs. Such services include review of claims manuals, underwriting guidelines, Title 10 certification, training seminars on claims handling and errors and omissions and review of corporate insurance programs and regulatory compliance.
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/