Where There's Smoke, There's Fire: Wildfire Damage and Insurance Disputes - On Demand CLE

Amy Bach, Bob Bonaparte and Dylan Schaffer
Where There's Smoke, There's Fire: Wildfire Damage and Insurance Disputes - On Demand CLE
Where There's Smoke, There's Fire: Wildfire Damage and Insurance Disputes - On Demand CLE

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire: Wildfire Damage and Insurance Disputes - On Demand CLE

Amy Bach, Bob Bonaparte and Dylan Schaffer
$125.00

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In the last several years, devastating wildfires have caused significant damage across much of the United States, and each year the wildfire season seems worse than the last. Loss valuation, claims handling, and coverage disputes on partial and total wildfire losses raise a multitude of issues for professionals assisting impacted property owners. This 90-minute program will feature three policyholder advocates who are on the cutting-edge of advancing the claims and legal rights of property owners impacted by wildfires.

Please join nationally recognized policyholder advocate Amy Bach (United Policyholders) in conversation with Bob Bonaparte (OR) and Dylan Schaffer (CA). Both Bonaparte and Schaffer have extensive experience litigating and trying insurance coverage and bad faith cases for wildfire victims. Bach’s organization has been assisting wildfire survivors with insurance claims and recovery challenges since 1991.

This program will address issues related to inspection, testing, and proof challenges with smoke and extreme heat damage to homes, businesses, and residents’ health. The panel will also cover strategies, laws, and remedies for representing underinsured clients, countering lowballing on repair and rebuild estimates, and addressing new limitations and exclusions in policy forms and unreasonable and illegal adjusting practices.

The steadily increasing number of major and total loss wildfire claims that insurers have been processing in recent years has led to new limits and exclusions in policy forms, as well as practices that can unfairly impact property owners and impede repairs, rebuilding, and recovery.

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    On Demand Program: 97 Minutes
    Original Air Date: 04/01/2021
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Click here for Access Instructions for On Demand Programs.

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

In the last several years, devastating wildfires have caused significant damage across much of the United States, and each year the wildfire season seems worse than the last. Loss valuation, claims handling, and coverage disputes on partial and total wildfire losses raise a multitude of issues for professionals assisting impacted property owners. This 90-minute program will feature three policyholder advocates who are on the cutting-edge of advancing the claims and legal rights of property owners impacted by wildfires.

Please join nationally recognized policyholder advocate Amy Bach (United Policyholders) in conversation with Bob Bonaparte (OR) and Dylan Schaffer (CA). Both Bonaparte and Schaffer have extensive experience litigating and trying insurance coverage and bad faith cases for wildfire victims. Bach’s organization has been assisting wildfire survivors with insurance claims and recovery challenges since 1991.

This program will address issues related to inspection, testing, and proof challenges with smoke and extreme heat damage to homes, businesses, and residents’ health. The panel will also cover strategies, laws, and remedies for representing underinsured clients, countering lowballing on repair and rebuild estimates, and addressing new limitations and exclusions in policy forms and unreasonable and illegal adjusting practices.

The steadily increasing number of major and total loss wildfire claims that insurers have been processing in recent years has led to new limits and exclusions in policy forms, as well as practices that can unfairly impact property owners and impede repairs, rebuilding, and recovery.

Need accreditation in another jurisdiction?  Fill out this form and note Course No. 210112D00

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

Bob Bonaparte

Bob Bonaparte

Bob graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University (1977) and from Virginia Law School (1981). He worked as an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York City and Washington D.C., and represented insurance carriers at Ross, Dixon & Masback, the predecessor firm of Troutman Pepper in Washington D.C. For the past 30 years, Bob has represented homeowners and businesses in insurance coverage disputes in Oregon. Learn More

Dylan Schaffer

Dylan Schaffer

Dylan graduated from Cornell University (1986) and magna cum laude from UC Hastings College of the Law (1990). He clerked in the Ninth Circuit and then spent a year teaching at Stanford. Thereafter he specialized in appellate work on both the criminal and civil sides. He and Edward Kerley formed Kerley Schaffer in 2014. Dylan focuses on the representation of homeowners and small businesses in disputes with their property insurers. Learn More

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