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Recurring Issues and Questions In CGL Coverage

Gain an understanding of the frequent concerns and inquiries regarding CGL coverage.

In an era of increased risk where natural and man-made disasters and accidents are common place and frequently involve liability associated with environmental loss, injury involving the use of social media and big data, and the growing costs associated with defending and resolving lawsuits, it is imperative for risk managers, attorneys and business leaders to be acutely aware of scope of and common issues arising under commercial general liability (CGL) policies. CGL insurance commonly provides a defense from a lawsuit where there is potential coverage and provides indemnity for any covered claim, settlement or judgment. This topic will provide you with insight into the key coverages available and concerns that arise in the CGL insurance arena and provide guidance regarding common issues and questions under a CGL policy. This material will open with a discussion of how CGL insurance operates, including a discussion of the major types of liability covered under a CGL policy, access to CGL coverage as an additional insured, and understanding a basic CGL coverage tower. We will then discuss the most significant recurring issues and questions related to CGL coverage, focusing on the duty to defend, common policy exclusions, concerns when pursuing coverage for long-tail asbestos and environmental claims, and allocation and exhaustion issues. We will conclude with a discussion of the recurring issues and questions to consider in connection with how insurers handle CGL claims.

Runtime: 97 minutes
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Agenda

Types of Commercial General Liability (CGL) Coverage

  • Nature of Coverage
  • Coverage A: Bodily Injury and Property Damage
  • Coverage B: Personal and Advertising Injury
  • Additional Insured Coverage

The CGL Coverage Tower - Distinguishing Between Primary, Umbrella and Excess Coverage

  • Primary Policies
  • Umbrella Policies
  • Excess Policies

CGL Duty to Defend

  • Defining the Duty to Defend
  • Determining the Existence of the Duty to Defend: The Eight Corners Rule
  • Conflicts of Interest and Right to Independent Counsel
  • Insurer Counsel Guidelines

Recurring CGL Issues

  • Common Exclusions
  • Long-Tail Asbestos Coverage
  • Environmental Coverage
  • Allocation
  • Exhaustion

CGL Claims Handling Issues

  • Notice Issues
  • Duty to Cooperate
  • Responding to a Reservation of Rights
  • Bad Faith
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  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • OR CLE 1.5
     
  • Approved for 1.5 CLE credits in Oregon.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

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Faculty

Bradley H. Dlatt

Bradley H. Dlatt

Perkins Coie LLP

  • Associate in the insurance recovery practice in Perkins Coie LLP’s Chicago office
  • Practice focuses on providing insurance counseling to businesses and resolving insurance coverage disputes, including assisting corporate policyholders with mediation, arbitration, and litigation against their liability insurers
  • Presents regularly on insurance coverage issues which have included discussing the insurance implications of the California Consumer Privacy Act and the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 312-324-8499
Kevin B. Dreher

Kevin B. Dreher

Reed Smith LLP

  • Partner in the Insurance Recovery Group in Reed Smith LLP’s Chicago office
  • 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
  • Writes and speaks frequently on insurance coverage and other topics and recognized as a Rising Star in Litigation
  • J.D. degree, University of Illinois College; M.A. degree, Loyola University in Chicago; B.A. degree, University of Michigan
  • Can be contacted at 312-207-2778 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 399257
Published 2018
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