Bad Faith in Relation to Excess Coverage/Excess Policy Claims and Inter-Company Bad Faith Claims

American Conference Institute

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DATE: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

TIME: 3:45 PM - 4:10 PM

VENUE: The Union League, 140 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Some of the topics to be discussed are:

  • Duties owed between primary and excess insurers and between insured and the excess carrier
  • When can an excess insurer sue a primary insurer for bad faith: availability and viability of an excess vs. primary or lower level bad faith claim
  • What are some of the theories upon which one insurer might sue another for bad faith
  • What defenses are available to the primary insurer?
  • Excess carrier vigilance in safeguarding their rights and fulfilling their duties
  • Pro-active involvement by excess carriers
  • Counsel retained by excess carriers cognizance of heightened expectations
  • Notice to the excess insurer: When handling claims with excess verdict potential, primary insurers diligence in providing status updates to excess carriers and allowing the excess an opportunity to provide input
  • Inter-Company Bad Faith Claims and extra-contractual claims between two carriers – strategies for defending these claims

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