This seminar focuses on insurance for losses from severe weather, including hurricanes and other natural and man-made disasters and will provide valuable education for a diverse audience of professionals in various industries including hotel/hospitality, health care, retail, food & beverage, legal, risk management and anyone adversely impacted by the recent hurricane or any natural disaster. This presentation will discuss the importance of insurance as it relates to severe weather, including the categories of insurance available, key policy provisions, relevant state law, the preparation and evaluation of a claim, and calculating and submitting the claim.
Key topics to be discussed:
Types of insurance coverage potentially available for severe weather events
Key insurance policy provisions and coverage issues
Relevant state law issues, including causation and concurrent causation
Preparation and evaluation of your claim
Calculating and submitting your claim
Negotiating and resolving your claim
Date: March 28, 2023
Kevin B. Dreher | Barnes & Thornburg
A litigator and trial lawyer, Kevin Dreher focuses his practice on insurance recovery on behalf of policyholders, complex commercial litigation, and dispute-related counseling. For nearly 20 years, Kevin has represented policyholders and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in a wide range of insurance coverage disputes, including long-tail environmental, toxic tort and asbestos claims under general liability policies; losses stemming from natural disasters and from COVID-19 under first-party and business interruption insurance; securities and fiduciary duty claims triggering directors and officers (D&O) liability coverage; and losses under ocean cargo marine and storage policies.
Caroline M. Upton | Barnes & Thornburg
Caroline represents companies, institutions, manufacturers, and other policyholders across the asset management, banking and financial services, commodities trading, energy and natural resources, gaming, healthcare and medical device manufacturing, and technology industries. She advises on issues of general liability, directors’ and officers’ (D&O) and errors and omissions (E&O) liability, professional liability, cargo and marine claims, first-party property and business interruption risks, product liability, and Bermuda Forms claims.
Haley A. Hinton | Barnes & Thornburg
Haley represents companies, national sports teams and leagues, manufacturers, and other policyholders in claims related to mergers and acquisitions under representations and warranties policies, liability policies, long-tail environmental and toxic torts claims under general liability policies, and losses arising from COVID-19 and natural disasters under first-party and business interruption insurance. Haley also represents and counsels companies and financial institutions in financial and regulatory compliance and litigation, including disputes involving cryptocurrency transactions.
I. Types of insurance coverage potentially available for severe weather events | 2:00pm – 2:15pm
II. Key insurance policy provisions and coverage issues | 2:15pm – 2:30pm
III. Relevant state law issues, including causation and concurrent causation | 2:30pm – 2:45pm
IV. Preparation and evaluation of your claim | 2:45pm – 3:00pm
Break | 3:00pm – 3:10pm
V. Calculating and submitting your claim | 3:10pm – 3:25pm
VI. Negotiating and resolving your claim | 3:25pm – 3:40pm