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We've Got You Covered - Insurance Coverage in Wisconsin

Product ID: CM2823
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Itching for some insurance insights? That's exactly what you'll find at We've Got You Covered – Insurance Coverage in Wisconsin. Counsel will offer balanced perspective on topics today's lawyers often encounter.

Receive comprehensive overviews of:

  • The basic framework of insurance policies
  • Duty to defend and associated implications
  • Initial grant of coverage and tips for determining it

You'll also walk away with a toolkit to help you quickly read and understand almost any insurance policy.

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Itching for some insurance insights? That's exactly what you'll find at We've Got You Covered – Insurance Coverage in Wisconsin. Counsel will offer balanced perspective on topics today's lawyers often encounter.

Receive comprehensive overviews of:

  • The basic framework of insurance policies
  • Duty to defend and associated implications
  • Initial grant of coverage and tips for determining it

You'll also walk away with a toolkit to help you quickly read and understand almost any insurance policy.

Read More ↓

Program Chairs:

Monte E. Weiss - Chair
Weiss Law Office, S.C.
Mequon

Joseph J. Sarmiento IV – Vice Chair and Presenter
Karbal, Cohen, Economou, Silk & Dunne, LLC
Chicago, IL

Presenters:

Sarah “Sally” Fry Bruch
Crivello Carlson, S.C.
Milwaukee

Jon E. Fredrickson
Kravit, Hovel & Krawczyk, S.C.
Milwaukee

Mollie T. Kugler
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Milwaukee

Brad A. Markvart
Secura Insurance
Appleton

Barbara A. O’Brien
Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C.
Milwaukee

Linda S. Schmidt
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Madison

Todd G. Smith
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Madison

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Term's, Conditions, Exclusions, and Frustration? A Beginner’s Guide to Reading and Understanding Insurance Policies

  • Learn the basic framework of an insurance policy including:
    o What’s inside each policy?
    o What it means?
    o How it all fits together?
  • Receive a toolkit to read and understand almost any policy

Jon E. Fredrickson

9:20 a.m. : Navigating the Duty to Defend and the Initial Grant of Coverage

  • Overview of the duty to defend & its practical implications
  • Common issues to determine if there is an initial grant of coverage:
    o Who is an insured?
    o What is an occurrence?
    o What constitutes bodily injury?
    o What constitutes property damages?

Mollie T. Kugler

10:10 a.m. : Break

10:25 a.m. : Common CGL Exclusions and Their Recent Interpretation

  • Learn about the most common CGL exclusions
  • Understand seminal exclusion cases & interpretations of the Wisconsin courts
  • Case law update of recent exclusion issues

Barbara A. O’Brien, Brad A. Markvart

11:15 a.m. : The Coverage A Conundrum – When Damage to Property is not Property Damage

  • CGL policies provide coverage for property damage caused by an occurrence
  • When is damage to property not property damage?
  • Understand when such damage is & isn’t covered (particularly in the context of construction defect claims)

Joseph J. Sarmiento IV

12:05 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:05 p.m. : Coverage L – Business Liability Coverage for “Personal and Advertising Injury” – When Is Misappropriation of A Business’ “Advertising Idea” on The Web (or Elsewhere) Covered?

  • Understand how an Advertising Idea is defined by Wisconsin state, federal, & 7th Circuit decisions
  • Common law tests courts apply to determine whether there is coverage for a misappropriation under Personal and Advertising Injury
  • Review circumstances where courts may apply policy exclusions to deny coverage, including the breach of contract & the trade-secret exclusions

Sarah “Sally” Fry Bruch

1:55 p.m. : Coverage for Additional Insureds and the Priority of Coverage

  • Gain insights into the scope of coverage afforded to additional insureds
  • Understand the priority of coverage when multiple policies provide potential coverage
  • Recent case law & judicial trends with examples of additional insured controversies

Linda S. Schmidt, Todd G. Smith

2:45 p.m. : Program Concludes

  • Learn how to read and interpret most insurance policies
  • Understand the insurer's duty to defend and the implications arising from that duty
  • Know how to determine if there is an initial grant of coverage in a general liability policy
  • Discover common exclusions in commercial general liability (CGL) policies
  • Receive a case law update on seminal and recent cases discussing CGL exclusions
  • Explore situations when damage to property doesn't constitute "property damage" under a CGL policy
  • Find out when a misappropriated "advertising idea" is covered by business liability insurance
  • Understand the scope of additional insured coverage in indemnity agreements
  • Learn how to determine priority of coverage when multiple policies may cover a claim
  • Insurance law attorneys
  • Personal injury lawyers
  • Civil litigators
  • Torts lawyers
  • Corporate counsel
  • Business lawyers
  • Intellectual property attorneys
  • General practitioners

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*Discount applies to both print and digital Books UnBound® editions of this title and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Offer valid as long as CLE credit is available for this program. For Books UnBound users, discount may be applied to purchase of individual Books UnBound title only and may not be used on purchase of full library.

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