2018 EC Defense Network Webinar Series
Not Out of Woods Yet: Bad Faith Claims Arising from Post Coverage Litigation Activity
Eliot Harris, Williams Kastner & Gibbs, PLLC and Clifford Masch, Reminger Co., LPA
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
12 Noon Central Time/ 1 PM Eastern Standard Time
While the majority of bad faith claims arise from events that occur prior to the filing of coverage litigation, policyholders have increasingly made efforts to assert bad faith claims derived, in whole or in part, from actions or inactions taken by an insurer after coverage litigation has been initiated. Such post coverage litigation bad faith allegations could involve such areas as: conduct by the insurer's counsel during coverage litigation; coverage investigation that takes place following coverage litigation; or settlement positions taken in the underlying case either during or following coverage litigation.
EC Defense Network Members Eliot Harris and Cliff Masch will discuss various ways that post coverage litigation activity can give rise to potential bad faith claims and offer ways to avoid and limit insurer's liability for such claims.
CLE credit is pending.
Prior to joining Reminger Co., L.P.A. in 1989, Cliff served as a judicial clerk to the Ohio Court of Claims and as a master commissioner at the Ohio Supreme Court for three years. Cliff primarily focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage litigation, appellate practice, professional liability and general liability. He practices in courts throughout the State of Ohio as well as representation of insurance clients in other states. Cliff has also argued in virtually every appellate district in the State of Ohio, the Ohio Supreme Court as well as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Cliff has repeatedly been a featured speaker on issues involving insurance coverage practice and litigation issues. He has been retained to act as an expert and arbitrator on insurance coverage issues. He has also authored numerous articles in the area of insurance coverage law.