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Workshops are 2 hours in length and held twice during the Conference. They address the wide variety of challenges, from coverage to investigation, from evaluation to resolution that confront adjusters and claim managers on a daily basis. Instead of "dry" lectures, you'll be encouraged to actively learn together with a large number of industry peers in every class. You'll hear the latest developments and strategies from subject experts, and learn what others across the industry, and across the nation, are doing with various claim issues and challenges. Over two days you'll be able to attend up to six two-hour workshops on a wide assortment of claim topics.

Additional Insured & Contractual Indemnification Issues in Construction Defect Claims


Bryana L. Blessinger, JD, Of Counsel, Markowitz Herbold PC
Kenneth R. Gilvary, PE, Owner, Revizion Inc.
John B. Mumford, Jr., JD, Partner, Hancock Daniel Johnson et al

  • Additional insured (CGL) and indemnification requirements between owner, general contractor, and subcontractors in construction agreements
  • Key CGL additional insured endorsements and strategies for applying them to an additional insured tender
  • Indemnification provisions in construction contracts and application to a contractual indemnification tender
  • Applying CGL "supplementary payments" provisions to contractual indemnification tenders
  • Assessing the duty to defend in context of additional insured and contractual indemnification tenders
  • Apportioning Fault When Negligent Construction Causes Adjacent Property Failure

     CPCU  FL  NC  OK  RPA  TX

    Allyn E. Kilsheimer, PE, President/CEO, KCE Structural Engineers, PC
    Howard S. Shafer, Esq., Managing Partner, Shafer Glazer LLP
    Karen Traeger, SCLA, Sr. Claim Mgr./P&C Claims Lit., American National P&C Group

  • Explore necessary risks in developing complex construction projects within fully-developed metropolitan areas
  • Address issues associated with redevelopment of pre-existing properties
  • Investigation when construction excavation results in adjacent property support failure
  • Evaluate claim for lost rent, lost profits, and apportioning damages among engineers and contractors
  • Deal with obstructive plaintiffs from adjoining multi-story building whose owners would prefer to see their building remain vacant
  • Inadequate Security Claims: A Night Club Shooting

     CPCU  FL  NC  OK  RPA  TX

    W. Ken Katsaris, Police, Security Consultant, W. Ken Katsaris Consulting
    Kyle N. Roehler, JD, Shareholder & Director, Foland Wickens Roper et al
    Julia Suiter, Esq., Chief Legal Officer, Illinois Casualty Company

  • Varying jurisdictional standards to determine whether a duty is owed to protect invitees against third-party criminal actions
  • Potential bad faith exposure of a third-party criminal action case and tools to mitigate the risk
  • Comprehensive “toolbox” to evaluate whether the owner has met its applicable standard of care on a third-party criminal action case
  • Resolving Multiple Claims Arising from a Roller Coaster Accident

     CPCU  FL  NC  OK  RPA  TX

    Patricia A. McLean, Esq., Partner, Phelps Dunbar, LLP

  • Investigate liability, including other potential sources of recovery and damage claims of each individual in a complex multi-party claim with potential exposure in excess of policy limits
  • Resolve coverage or other legal issues involving facts of the accident, the venue, and applicable laws
  • Settling all claims within the policy limits, addressing time-limit settlement demands for any claims not settled, and continuing defense obligation to the insured
  • Special settlement issues including Medical Payments coverage, Medicare liens, and court approval of settlements
  • Special settlement issues including Medical Payments coverage, Medicare liens, and court approval of settlements
  • Social Host Liability Wrongful Death Claim

     CPCU  FL  NC  OK  RPA  TX

    Richard Cammett, Owner, EG Claims Adjusting/Consulting
    Joshua Davis, JD, Partner, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice
    Michael Manni, CEO, Capital Investigating

  • Coverage issues associated with intentional acts, criminal acts, premises liability and social host liability
  • An insurer’s initial response to notice of claim and investigation regarding coverage and liability defense actions
  • Early investigation using social media to gather information to more accurately assess exposure and coverage
  • Work with law enforcement and criminal counsel to protect insured and special considerations regarding media inquiries in high stakes cases
  • Themes for defending social host liability and overdose death cases/preparing case for trial

    Workshops and presenters are being finalized for the 2020 Large Loss Conference and will be announced in July.

    Join a prominent gathering of top-notch claim professionals and service providers from across the nation in Phoenix, where we'll:

    • Learn with the industry's best and brightest as we evaluate a variety of large loss claim scenarios through interactive workshops
    • Share knowledge, insight, and experience in adjustment and resolution strategies with large loss claims professionals
    • Network with large loss adjusters and service providers from across hundreds of disciplines and specialty areas

    Adjuster-led workshops encourage active audience participation, and provide an opportunity to learn from and with many of the industry's leading experts and performers. Classes are offered in three large-loss tracks:

    • Commercial Lines, Property Claims
    • Personal Lines, Property Claims
    • Casualty Claims

    Who Should Attend? Large loss claims adjusters and managers, supervisors, general adjusters and EGAs, complex case managers, senior claims management, and service providers who work with these claims. This is an excellent program for those who aspire to or are being groomed to adjust large and complex property and casualty claims within their respective organizations.

    Interacting with other insurance professionals. The educational experience. Thinking outside of the box, and being inspired to create, innovate. Challenges to the status quo, and disrupt current approaches.

    How the sessions were set up-discussion from experts on the panel, then case study and audience participation.

    Complex loss case studies and network opportunities and vendor interactions

    It was nice to mingle with other claim professionals and share experiences

    PLRB greatly appreciates the following claims service providers for their outstanding support for the 2019 Large Loss Conference.



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