Policy language can make a huge difference.
Policy language is the starting point for any coverage analysis. Even the placement of a comma can be important. The general construction of a policy grants coverage which can be construed broadly, and exclusions must be strictly construed. This video reviews basic insurance principles for reading and understanding your insurance policy, including contra proferentum.
Kevin B. Dreher
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
- Partner in the Insurance Recovery Group in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Chicago and Michigan offices
- Practice focuses on commercial litigation with an emphasis on representing policyholders in complex litigation and insurance disputes
- Insurance coverage practice is nationwide and has involved litigation in jurisdictions throughout the United States
- Significant experience representing and counseling Fortune 500 companies in a variety of complex commercial litigation and insurance matters
- Handled disputes in negotiation and litigation with all major U.S. insurers, and London and Bermuda market insurers
- Can be contacted at 312-214-8308 or [email protected]
Bradley H. Dlatt
Perkins Coie LLP
- Associate in the insurance recovery practice in Perkins Coie LLP’s Chicago office
- Provides insurance-related counseling to corporate, nonprofit, and individual policyholders, including assisting with purchasing and renewing insurance policies, auditing policies, and advising on contractual risk transfer through additional insured and indemnity provisions
- Represents policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, including COVID-19 business interruption litigation and disputed claims under CGL, cyber, D&O, E&O, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, fidelity bond, and commercial property coverage forms
- Recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star in Insurance Coverage annually since 2019
- Writes and presents regularly on insurance coverage issues and maximizing contractual risk transfer
- Graduate, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, Washington University School of Law in St. Louis; B.A. and M.P.P. degrees, The George Washington University
- Can be contacted at 312-324-8499 or [email protected]
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