Insurance Industry Responses: COVID-19 Litigation & Legislation - On Demand

Amy Bach and Chip Merlin
Insurance Industry Responses: COVID-19 Litigation & Legislation - On Demand
Insurance Industry Responses: COVID-19 Litigation & Legislation - On Demand

Insurance Industry Responses: COVID-19 Litigation & Legislation - On Demand

Amy Bach and Chip Merlin
$65.00


Click here for Access Instructions for On Demand Programs.

Please note: On Demand Programs may take up to 1 business day to appear in your Trial Guides Learning Center Account.

Each user must register individually as they will need their own login to access the event and comply with CLE requirements.

A portion of the proceeds from this program will go to support United Policyholders, a nonprofit whose mission is to be a trustworthy and useful information resource and an effective voice for consumers of all types of insurance in all 50 states.

Government orders related to the pandemic have forced businesses across the United States to cease operations. As their losses mount, businesses need expert guidance and representation to enforce their rights to collect all policy benefits that are available to them under any and all policies they may have in force. 

As these businesses turn to lawyers, their success in recovering insurance funds to offset their losses will depend on the strength of the arguments and pleadings advanced on their behalf. COVID-19 claim outcomes will depend heavily on rulings in the cases against insurers that are already underway, the new cases that are being filed daily, and the multi-district consolidated proceedings to come. 

In keeping with Trial Guides dedication to providing cutting-edge insights and practical guidance to attorneys, we are proud to offer a program featuring two experts whose names are synonymous with effective policyholder representation: Amy Bach, a nationally respected advocate and voice for the insured, a founder of United Policyholders, and curator of the organization’s COVID-19 Loss Recovery library; and Chip Merlin, founder and president of the Merlin Law Group which has offices in 8 states and focuses exclusively on representing policyholders in claim and coverage matters, and  publisher of the Property Insurance Law Blog that thousands of litigators rely on to stay current.

This program covers:

  •     Analyzing business policies that come into your office and making your firm’s game plan
  •     Is the “V” word (Virus) the ultimate coverage killer?
  •     Civil authority and other grounds for coverage
  •     What arguments and causes of action are litigators advancing that have prevailed or failed in similar scenarios?
  •     Best practices for nonspecialists to get up to speed and/or refer COVID-19 coverage matters to experienced policyholder counsel
    • Details

      On Demand Program: 97 minutes plus 23 minutes of Q&A
    • Accreditation

      Approved Credits

      California, 1.5 General Credits

      Nevada, 1.5 General Credits



      Credits Available Through Reciprocity

      Alaska

      Arizona

      Connecticut

      Hawaii

      Maine

      Montana

      New Hampshire

      New Jersey

      New York


      Additional Jurisdictions


      Due to the urgency of the COVID-19 crisis, accreditation is not being offered in additional jurisdictions for this program. We wanted to offer this information as soon as possible, which means we don't have the necessary lead time to apply.


      However, if your state permits lawyer-reported self-study credits, Trial Guides will provide the documentation you need to apply for credit yourself.


    • Event Policies

    • Event Sponsors


    Click here for Access Instructions for On Demand Programs.

    Please note: On Demand Programs may take up to 1 business day to appear in your Trial Guides Learning Center Account.

    Each user must register individually as they will need their own login to access the event and comply with CLE requirements.

    A portion of the proceeds from this program will go to support United Policyholders, a nonprofit whose mission is to be a trustworthy and useful information resource and an effective voice for consumers of all types of insurance in all 50 states.

    Government orders related to the pandemic have forced businesses across the United States to cease operations. As their losses mount, businesses need expert guidance and representation to enforce their rights to collect all policy benefits that are available to them under any and all policies they may have in force. 

    As these businesses turn to lawyers, their success in recovering insurance funds to offset their losses will depend on the strength of the arguments and pleadings advanced on their behalf. COVID-19 claim outcomes will depend heavily on rulings in the cases against insurers that are already underway, the new cases that are being filed daily, and the multi-district consolidated proceedings to come. 

    In keeping with Trial Guides dedication to providing cutting-edge insights and practical guidance to attorneys, we are proud to offer a program featuring two experts whose names are synonymous with effective policyholder representation: Amy Bach, a nationally respected advocate and voice for the insured, a founder of United Policyholders, and curator of the organization’s COVID-19 Loss Recovery library; and Chip Merlin, founder and president of the Merlin Law Group which has offices in 8 states and focuses exclusively on representing policyholders in claim and coverage matters, and  publisher of the Property Insurance Law Blog that thousands of litigators rely on to stay current.

    This program covers:

    •     Analyzing business policies that come into your office and making your firm’s game plan
    •     Is the “V” word (Virus) the ultimate coverage killer?
    •     Civil authority and other grounds for coverage
    •     What arguments and causes of action are litigators advancing that have prevailed or failed in similar scenarios?
    •     Best practices for nonspecialists to get up to speed and/or refer COVID-19 coverage matters to experienced policyholder counsel

      Speakers

      Amy Bach

      Amy Bach

      Amy Bach has dedicated her career to promoting and defending the interests and rights of insurance policyholders in judicial, legislative, regulatory and media forums. The recipient of numerous awards including Money magazine’s “Money Hero” and “Person of the Year” (National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters), Bach has built United Policyholders into a powerful national force that influences outcomes in favor of insureds by leveraging ... Learn More

      Chip Merlin

      Chip Merlin

      Chip Merlin was noted as the “Babe Ruth of Hurricane Lawyers” in the Asbury Park Free Press for his work on behalf of 23 municipalities and hundreds of policyholders following Superstorm Sandy. The Tampa Bay Times dubbed him “the Master of Disaster” for his nationwide catastrophe work and helping policyholders following Hurricane Katrina. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Association of Public Adjusters for advocacy on ... Learn More