Review of 2018 Legislative Session
This program will discuss the highlights of the 2018 Regular Session of the Legislature. We will review the bills that passed that affect the insurance industry and the practice of law, as well as those issues that garnered broader interest and debate during the 60-day Session.
Jill Cranston Rice, Esquire
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
A Review of Recent Insurance Law Decisions and a Preview of Pending Insurance Law Cases
This presentation will focus on insurance law related opinions relevant to West Virginia for the period of June 8, 2017 through June 1, 2018, with a primary focus on those opinions establishing new law or refining established insurance law principles. The presentation will also focus on insurance law related cases currently pending before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia that are likely to be decided in the next year.
Michelle E. Gaston, Esquire
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Tips and Strategies for Making Mediation More Effective
For the most part, insurance issues play a role in just about every mediation. Coverage, policy defenses, exclusions, types of loss, limits, excess policies, pending declaratory judgment actions, etc. This presentation will discuss ways to make the mediation more effective and more efficient. From the initial stages of selecting a mediator with knowledge of insurance issues, to the end stages of how to deal with impasse, we will be discussing tips and strategies for effective mediation.
Stephen J. Dalesio, Esquire
Dalesio Law - Mediation
Number of Occurrences and Interrelated Wrongful Acts
S. Douglas Adkins, Esquire
Cyrus & Adkins, Attorneys at Law
Lee Murray Hall, Esquire
Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC
Insurance Coverage Issues Regarding a Workers' Compensation and Employer's Liability Insurance Policy
This presentation will include discussion of the basic structure of a standard WC/EL policy in addition to common coverage issues, based on the standard insuring agreement and exclusions. We will then discuss how deliberate intent coverage works as part of a standard WC/EL policy as well as give an overview on PEO agreements and how they affect WC/EL coverage issues. Finally, we will conclude with a discussion of multistate policies and multistate workers and assigned risk WC/EL policies.
Don C. A. Parker, Esquire
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC