Kevin Babb, Esq. is a sole practitioner located in Edwardsville, Illinois, and practices in the State and Federal Courts of Southern and Central Illinois. He concentrates his practice in the areas of tort defense, insurance coverage disputes, and commercial litigation. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, and is a frequent speaker on issues relating to insurance coverage, and negligence and other tort liability. He also serves as the Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield, and has experience in legal issues relating to non-profit organizations.
Insurance Agent Negligence [2019 Edition]
This presentation will discuss the roles of agents and brokers in the selection of insurance coverage, the duties of agents and brokers in that process, and causes of action against agents and brokers.
Key topics to be discussed:
• The roles of agents and brokers, and the distinction between them
• Duties of agents and brokers toward prospective insureds
• Causes of action against agents and brokers, and defenses to those causes of action
Date / Time: January 31, 2020
• 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
• 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
• 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
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Section I. The Role of the Broker v. the Agent
Section II. Basis for the Distinction between Brokers and Agents
Section III. Captive Agents and the Basis for Liability against Captive Agents
Section IV. Basis for Tort Liability Based on Negligence against Agents and Brokers
Section V. The “Special Relationship” between a Broker and the Insured
Section VI. Facts Giving Rise to the “Special Relationship”
Section VII. Cases Finding a “Special Relationship”
Section VIII. Cases Finding No “Special Relationship”
Section IX. Broker’s Duty to Advise Insured
Section X. Duty of Insured in Selection of Coverage
Section XI. Basis for Tort Claims against Agents and Brokers
Section XII. Causes of Action Based on Breach of Contract
Section XIII. Causes of Action Based on Violation of Duty of Good Faith Dealing
Section XIV. Causes of Action Based on Statutory Violations
Section XV. Defenses to Causes of Action against Agents and Brokers