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Best’s Insurance Law Podcast series examines key topics in the insurance industry from an attorney’s point of view. Featured panelists are top lawyers from firms profiled in Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, a highly selective online service showcasing only firms recommended by their clients for outstanding service to the insurance industry. Published by AM Best, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources is a claims industry resource that features qualified legal counsel, independent insurance adjusting services and expert service providers since 1928. AM Best is the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source.

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Oct 21, 2019

Enterprise Risk Management Strategies

Expert Service Provider discuss strategies and preparation for implementing effective ERM programs.

Sep 26, 2019

How Vocational Rehabilitation Impacts Claims

Expert Service Provider discusses the present and future of vocational rehabilitation claims for those with disabilities in both the US and Canada.

Sep 3, 2019

The Insurance Impact of Class Action Settlements

Attorneys address advantages, important considerations and insurance impact of class action settlements.

Jul 30, 2019

The Internet is Forever: Social Media’s Role in Claims Litigation

Attorneys address process of obtaining social media evidence and common challenges with social media productions received from opposing parties.

Jun 27, 2019

The Approaching Wave of Autonomous Vehicles Drives New Risks to Insurers

Attorneys address cost and risks associated with the age of autonomous vehicles.

May 23, 2019

Managing the Difficult Claim

Attorney addresses the impact and cost of difficult claims and important protocol for Claims Professionals.

Apr 25, 2019

The Growth of Class Action Lawsuits Involving Data Breaches

Attorney address the growth and impact of data breach class action lawsuits.

Mar 28, 2019

Water Claims Could Become the New Arson

Attorney discusses staged water losses and high insurance payouts for insurers perpetrating insurance fraud.

Feb 28, 2019

Home Modification and Impact on Claims

Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies addresses the cost issues, claims impact and future of Home Modifications.

Jan 31, 2019

How Expert Insurance Service Providers Provide Trial Testimony

Insurance expert discusses employment of expert witnesses in claims cases, working with defense attorneys and most effective strategies for testimony in typical cases.

Dec 27, 2018

Defending Construction Claims Under the New York Labor Law Statutes

Attorneys address New York construction claims, how the Industrial Code Rules impact litigation and strategies in defending these claims.

Nov 28, 2018

Managing the Expense of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Discovery Claims

Attorney addresses planning for ESI claims and mitigating related expenses.

Oct 25, 2018

How Expert Witnesses Should Handle Attempts to Ghost Write Reports and Impact on Liability Claims

Legal ramifications for claims cases when a ghost written expert report is revealed.

Sep 26, 2018

Toxicology: A Small Dose of Science for Attorneys and Insurance Claims Professionals

A toxicologist discusses impact of toxicology on legal cases.

Aug 29, 2018

Vehicle Modification and Impact on Claims

Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies addresses the cost issues, claims impact and future of vehicle modification.

Jul 31, 2018

Emerging Global Cyber Ransom Threats Require a Strategic Response From the C-Suite

Ed Lewis, David Mackenzie, and David Shannon discuss emerging cyber threats and associated global risks. 

Jun 21, 2018

The Safe Sport Authorization Act and Protecting Young Victims

Alan Goldberger addresses the new legal requirements of the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act.

May 30, 2018

How Social Media is Changing Insurance Claims Subrogation

Attorneys discuss effect that social media is having on subrogation matters and potential impact on claims.

May 16, 2018

Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on Insurance Claims

Attorney Laura Grabouski addresses impact of Hurricane Harvey on the state of Texas and the claims industry.

Apr 26, 2018

Attendant Care Impact

Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson addresses the impact of attendant care on insurance claims.

Mar 29, 2018

Georgia Valued Policy Law

Attorney Eric Mull from Drew Eckl & Farnham discusses recent changes to Georgia's Valued Policy Law and Impact on the Claims Industry.

Feb 28, 2018

Updates in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith

Attorney addresses industry changes impacting how insurers defend themselves in and litigate bad faith and coverage cases.

Jan 23, 2018

Defense Strategies Against Business Valuation Tactics

CPAs Derek Royster and Matthew Curtis address valuation approaches, including the application of the Daubert standard in cases and the impact on claims.

Dec 19, 2017

The Complexity of Negligent Security Claims

Attorneys discuss what businesses can do to protect themselves against negligent security claims.

Nov 15, 2017

How Schools Can Prevent and Defend Against Bullying Claims

Attorney John J. Cloherty III from the law firm of Pierce Davis & Perritano discusses defense of schools in claims of failure to prevent bullying and what schools can do to prevent bullying students.

Oct 17, 2017

The Electronic Logging Device Mandate and Effect on Future Trucking Litigation

Attorneys address the impact of electronic data devices on defense litigation and their effect on future trucking cases. 

Sep 13, 2017

The Widening Risk Concerns Surrounding High School Athletics

Attorney Al Goldberger discusses active areas of risk in interscholastic sports and how carriers are responding to claims involving injuries resulting from assaults and other intentional acts.

Aug 16, 2017

Severity of Trucking Claims Present Workers’ Compensation Challenges in North Carolina

Attorney Nicole Tackett from the law firm of Vernis & Bowling of Charlotte, North Carolina, discusses trucking and workers' compensation claims in North Carolina.

Jul 12, 2017

The Application of Judicial Estoppel in Insurance Claims

Attorney Karen Karabinos from the law firm of Drew Eckl & Farnham discusses judicial estoppel and the impact on insurance claims.

Jun 14, 2017

Social Media Claims

Attorneys from Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. discuss social media and the rise in wrongful termination claims.

May 15, 2017

Defense Angle of Slip and Fall Accident Claims

Retail Expert Jerry Birnbach discusses what companies and defense attorneys need to be concerned about regarding slip and fall accident claims.

Apr 12, 2017

Coverage of Intellectual Property (IP) Claims

Attorney addresses Intellectual Property coverage, policy exclusions, and insurance company impact.

Mar 14, 2017

Legal Complexity of Construction Litigation

The legal complexity and challenges of construction defect litigation and the impact on insurance carriers and insurers in Florida.

Feb 16, 2017

Legal Issues Pertaining to Transportation Network Companies and Autonomous Vehicles

Attorneys Drew Broaddus and Nathan Edmonds from Secrest Wardle discuss recent litigation and transportation network companies with host John Czuba.

Jan 13, 2017

How Health Care Changes Could Impact Litigation and Settlements

Dan Thompson, certified life care planner and vocational expert discusses anticipated changes to health care.

Nov 14, 2016

Understanding Nonphysical Injury Structured Settlements

A discussion on nonphysical injury structured settlement and how they differ from a traditional structured settlement in claims resolutions.

Oct 11, 2016

Attorneys Discuss and Define Offers of Judgement

Attorneys address what a party has to consider when deciding whether to make an offer of judgment and what some common issues arise when they are used.

Sep 26, 2016

Recent Legal Developments on the Use of Drones

Attorney Timothy Crawley from the law firm of Anderson Crawley & Burke, pllc discuss the most recent developments pertaining to drone use and the latest on Federal Government regulation. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Sep 12, 2016

The Handling of Third Party Claims in Missouri

Missouri attorneys address the handling of third party claims in their state.

Aug 11, 2016

Cannabis Insurance Coverage and the impact on the Insurance Industry

Attorneys discuss insurance risks associated with the Cannabis industry and case law or decisions that impact insurance carriers.

Jul 11, 2016

Premises Liability and Spoliation Claims

Attorney George Hall with the law firm of Hull Barrett, PC in Augusta, Georgia defines a spoliation claim, how to avoid them and how an insurance carrier is potentially impacted. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Jun 13, 2016

Litigating to win in the insurance defense industry

Attorney Irwin Kramer from the law firm of Kramer & Connolly in Baltimore, Maryland discusses a law firm’s demonstration of win potential through current metrics and the importance to the insurance industry. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

May 17, 2016

Legal Challenges of Transgender Restroom Facilities

Attorney Brian Cafritz from KPM Law in Virginia addresses legal matters pertaining to transgender restroom facilities including how widespread the issue is, where the law is heading and impact on businesses and the insurance industry. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Apr 21, 2016

Rescinding an Automobile Policy of Insurance in New Jersey

Attorneys Gina Stanziale and Allison Koenke from the law firm Methfessel & Werbel with offices in Edison, New Jersey, New York City, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania discuss circumstances in which an insurance carrier can void or rescind a policy in the state of New Jersey. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys &...

Mar 31, 2016

Attorney addresses concussions in pro, college, and youth sports

Attorney Al Goldberger from the Law Offices of Alan S. Goldberger discusses sports concussions at various levels including pro, college and youth sports.  How concussion protocol has changed in recent years, primary concerns of insurance carriers and how attorneys can counsel them. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Feb 9, 2016

Minimizing Cyber-Data Breach

Attorney Ted Schaer from the law firm of Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, P.C. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania discusses the steps that a business can take to help prepare for, and minimize the chances of a cyber-data breach. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Jan 8, 2016

Attorney Discusses the Michigan Dram Shop Act

Attorney Doug Moseley from the law firm Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex and Morley, P.C. with offices in Michigan discusses the Michigan Dram Shop Act and how it impacts litigation in the state, particularly  the No Fault Act’s threshold for recovery as a defense. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys &...

Dec 15, 2015

Attorney Discusses Landmark New York Case Pertaining to Legal Malpractice Claims

Attorney Anthony (Tony) Grande from Grande Legal & Consulting discusses a controversial case recently decided by the New York Court of Appeals pertaining to legal malpractice claims. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Oct 23, 2015

Certified Life Planner Details Health Care System Impact on Legal and Insurance Communities

Dan Thompson, registered rehabilitation professional, registered vocational professional and certified life care planner, discusses health care system reform in US and Canada, and the impact on the US insurance industry and defense attorneys. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Sep 14, 2015

Attorney Addresses the Trespass Liability Act

Attorney Renee Townsend from the law firm of Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex and Morley, P.C. discusses the Trespass Liability Act and its impact on insurers. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company.

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