15th Annual Coverage Litigation Program Focuses on New Developments

March 4, 2003

Legal issues and practical concerns facing those involved in insurance coverage litigation will be the focus of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s 15th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Meeting, March 6-8 at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Ariz.

The meeting draws insurance experts from both the policyholder and insurance company sides, including barristers and solicitors from England. Among the featured experts are Justice Randy Holland, Delaware Supreme Court; Judge R. Brooke Jackson, Jefferson City District Court, Golden, Colo; and Judge Rya Zobel, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

“This meeting is the premier event of its kind, both in terms of substantive content on important current and emerging insurance coverage issues and strategies, as well as for networking opportunities for lawyers who represent policyholders, insurance companies and insurance brokers,” Walter Andrews of McLean, Va., co-chair of the committee, commented.

Committee co-chair Lorelie Masters, Washington, D.C., added, “Our program chairs, Laura Foggan and Jose Isasi II, have put together an outstanding line-up of programs. We have two centerpiece programs on Saturday morning. The first is our ‘Fifteen-Year Retrospective’ on the practice of insurance coverage litigation and counseling, featuring three distinguished judges and two well-known insurance coverage practitioners from both sides of the aisle. The second will discuss terrorism coverage issues and we are very excited to have New York Superintendent of Insurance Gregory Serio as a panelist.”

Other programs include:
*Insurance Coverage 101;
*Lloyd’s of London & European Update;
*Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance Coverage for the New
Frontier: From Enron to Sarbanes and Beyond ;
*Bad Faith Litigation after Campbell v. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance;
*Products/Non-Products Coverage;
*Construction Defects Coverage;
*Highlights of Current Environmental Coverage Issues;
*Insuring Biotech Risks;
*Legal Malpractice: Coverage and Claims Issues;
*Reinsurance Issues in the London Market;
*Mold Coverage Issues;
*Effective and Ethical Advocacy in Insurance Coverage ADR.

Information about the meeting and online registration are available at http://www.abanet.org/litigation.

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