Partner Timothy Thornton is speaking on the panel “Claims Handling Conflicts” at the 1st Annual Insurance Claims Institute hosted by the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. The panel will examine: When a conflict between insureds or insurer and insured exists, should the insurer’s file be split for handling? When is an insurer required to provide independent counsel? When might it be a good idea to let the insured have independent counsel even if it is not legally required? Speakers will also discuss a variety of conflicts that arise when a matter is tendered and coverage is evaluated, and how to best address the conflicts in the claims handling process. The Insurance Claims Institute is being held on April 30, 2019 in New York City.
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