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Workshops are 2 hours in length. 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.

Anatomy of a Catastrophic Burn Case

 CPCU  DE  FL  NC  OK  RPA  TX

Lewis F. Collins, Jr., JD, Partner, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig
John Franks, JD, Corporate Counsel, Infinity Insurance Company

  • Managing your claim to engender early resolution
  • How to handle the claim to explain the damaging facts
  • Effectively deal with a request by OSHA & employer to interview the insured's employees
  • What is needed for mediation to resolve this high-dollar claim
  • How to use compassion to take the shock value out of the claim
  • Avoid Red Herrings, Red Tape & Red Faces

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    Chris Hanlon, , ,
    Sean P. Henry, Claims Team Supervisor, Federated Mutual Group

  • Casualty claim with breach of privacy, first amendment, co-employment, immigration, concealed carry, and default issues
  • Recognize dangerous conditions that may result in premises liability claims
  • Implement a rapid response team to investigate and retains experts to preserve evidence and privilege
  • Reduce insured's potential liability, minimize damages, and avoid or set aside default judgment
  • Avoid potential ethical issues that arise when attorneys become investigators or represent employers and employees with potential conflicts of interest
  • Handling the Multi-Million Dollar Negligent Security Claim

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    Frank V. Donahue, Jr., SVP Claims, Seneca Insurance Company
    Lane Neilson, JD, Attorney, Neilson & Associates, P.A.

  • Identify theories of liability arising out of fatalities allegedly caused by negligent security as well as available defenses
  • Develop a management action plan to respond to the demands arising out of a negligent security claim involving multiple fatalities and multiple defendants
  • Tips for negligent security claim investigation and improving response through mechanisms such as obtaining public records and early retention of experts
  • How to recognize potential conflicts of interest and successfully address same
  • Prepare for mediation and/or jury trial including review of emerging tactics of plaintiffs’ counsel and how to combat them
  • Multiple First-Notice Suits Alleging Daycare Gave Melatonin to Children

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    Todd Betanzos, JD, Litigation Consultant/Mediator, American Jury Centers
    Richard J. Daniels, JD, ,
    Thomas Glassman, JD, Shareholder, Bonezzi Switzer Polito & Hupp
    Jody Wender, Liability Claims Specialist, Creative Risk Solutions

  • Strategies for investigating and triaging multiple first-notice suits involving dozens of claimants
  • Determining coverage when limited information is available
  • Working with other insurers to coordinate investigation, defense, and resolution when multiple policy periods are implicated
  • Issues to consider in investigating and handling a claim during police investigations, criminal prosecutions, and media inquiries
  • Considerations for protecting the insured’s interests beyond financial exposure – how do claim-handling practices impact the insured’s reputation in the community at large, as well as within their congregation?
  • The Water Intrusion Claim that Ate New Jersey

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    Deborah Barlow, AIC, Executive Liability Adjuster, Synergy Adjusting Corporation
    Justin T. Kestner, P.E., President & CEO, Haag Engineering Co.
    Thomas R. Maeglin, JD, Partner, Abrams Gorelick Friedman et al

  • Pre-litigation considerations including the nature and cause of the alleged defect and whether it resulted from construction, design, or both
  • Examine theories of liability: breach of contract or warranty, negligence, and misrepresentation
  • Claim validity under applicable statutes of limitations or repose and whether multiple policies or policy periods are implicated
  • Retention of experts to assess work of builders and engineers
  • Keys to spreading risk of construction defect lawsuits and costs of defense including cross claims, indemnity, and additional insured coverage
    Resolution of the claim including allocation of costs and the possibility of alternative dispute resolution
  • Resolution of the claim including allocation of costs and the possibility of alternative dispute resolution
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    Join a prominent gathering of top-notch claim professionals and service providers from across the nation in Fort Worth, where we'll:

    • Evaluate a variety of large loss claim scenarios through interactive workshops and learn with the industry's best and brightest
    • Share knowledge, insight, and experience in adjustment and resolution strategies with large loss claim professionals
    • Connect with large loss adjusters and service providers from 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.


    Presenters with significant knowledge and industry experience as well as variety.

    The high quality of the presentations and the high quality of the audiences -- experienced adjusters with lots of useful contributions.

    Chance to expand to additional perspectives.

    The people...always the people. PLRB staff is always outstanding, the speakers are prepared, and the attendees are eager to mingle and learn!

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    Avoid Red Herrings, Red Tape & Red Faces

    • Casualty claim with breach of privacy, first amendment, co-employment, immigration, concealed carry, and default issues
    • Recognize dangerous conditions that may result in premises liability claims
    • Implement a rapid response team to investigate and retains experts to preserve evidence and privilege
    • Reduce insured's potential liability, minimize damages, and avoid or set aside default judgment
    • Avoid potential ethical issues that arise when attorneys become investigators or represent employers and employees with potential conflicts of interest

    Urban Renewal Claims

    • Identify coverage issues related to weather and construction techniques in a downtown environment including historic buildings
    • Analysis regarding first-party and third-party claims including number of deductibles, warranties on the policy, and additional coverage
    • Provide strategies related to the difficulties of construction and associated risks involved when working within the city environment
    • Describe risk management techniques when working next to existing buildings including condition assessments and vibration monitoring
    • Determine new and pre-existing damages related to the demolition, shoring, and new construction

    Recent Battles Over Appraisal: When Worlds Collide

    • Determine whether and when a claim is appropriate for resolution by appraisal
    • Respond to an appraisal demand when appraisal is not an appropriate strategy or means of claim resolution
    • Evaluate whether the appointed appraiser and umpire are "qualified" (e.g., competent and impartial)
    • Timing and mechanics for objecting to an "unqualified" appraiser or umpire
    • Basis and timing for seeking to vacate an appraisal award

    PLRB greatly appreciates the following claims service providers for their outstanding support for the 2017 Large Loss Conference.

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