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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.

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.

Aug 5, 2015

Canine Liability’s Growing Impact on Insurers

Attorney Jeff Baron from the Baron Law Firm in East Northport, New York on Long Island discusses canine liability, negligence claims surrounding dog bites, and the overall impact on insurers. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Jun 17, 2015

Attorney Discusses Impact of Social Media on Claims

Attorney Nicole Tackett from the law firm of Vernis & Bowling‘s Charlotte, North Carolina office on the impact of social media on workers’ compensation claims. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Jun 10, 2015

Attorney Addresses The Assignment of Benefits Issue, or AOB, in Florida

Attorney Travis Miller from the Radey Law Firm in Tallahassee, Florida discusses the “assignment of benefits” issue and impact in the Florida property insurance market. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Mar 16, 2015

Attorney Breaks Down Catastrophic Auto Accidents and Michigan’s No-Fault Law

Attorney Mark Vanneste from the law firm of Secrest Wardle in Michigan, discusses the state’s PIP and no-fault law pertaining to automobile accidents. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Feb 26, 2015

Attorney Discusses Impact of Cyber Liability on Businesses

Attorney Ted Schaer from the law firm of Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, P.C. discusses cyber liability and implementing a proper action plan when a data breach has been identified. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Feb 17, 2015

Attorneys Outline Exhaustion Defense and its Impact on Insurers

Attorneys Eric Harrison and Caitlin Lundquist from the law firm of Methfessel & Werbel in Edison, New Jersey, discuss the exhaustion defense and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Feb 5, 2015

Attorney Gives Primer on Insurers’ Reservation of Rights

Attorney Charlie Lemley, from the law firm of Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C., discusses factors insurers should consider in deciding whether to offer independent counsel when defending an insured under a reservation of rights. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Jan 29, 2015

Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees in Maritime Matters

Attorneys Edward Radzik and Lori Quinn, from the law firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, discuss the American Rule on the allocation of attorneys’ fees and how it applies in maritime cases. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Directories of Recommended Attorneys & Adjuster, including Expert Service Providers.

Jan 6, 2015

Attorney Discusses Mode of Operations and Relevant Cases

Attorney Ed Thornton, from the law firm of Methfessel & Werbel in Edison, New Jersey, discusses the evolution of the mode of operation and the underwriting issues for insurance companies. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

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