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Bad Faith Damages in Third-Party Claims


Curriculum: Casualty Campus

Monday 3:30 - 5:00
Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00

Asim K. Desai, JD, Partner, Gordon & Rees, LLP
Kevin Willging, JD, Executive Counsel, Travelers Companies

  • Spot warning signs of bad-faith exposure in third-party contexts
  • Review emerging bad-faith issues and trends in the third-party claims
  • Identify warning signs of bad faith "set-ups" by third-party claimants and develop responsive action plans
  • Biomechanics of Injury Causation: How People Get Hurt


    Curriculum: Casualty Campus

    Monday 10:30 - 12:00
    Tuesday 10:30 - 12:00

    Richard V. Baratta, Ph.D., SVP-Biomechanical Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

  • Identify the mechanical properties of the different types of tissues
  • Review anatomy in the context of accidental injuries
  • Compare different accident/incident scenarios that can cause specific injuries
  • Evaluate consistency between accident scenarios and injuries claimed
  • Building Codes: Big Ticket Challenges


    Curriculum: Adjusting Property

    Monday 3:30 - 5:00
    Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00

    Mark Bruaski, Sr. Executive General Adjuster, Sedgwick
    James W. Jordan, VP-National Property Div. Mgr., Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

  • Evaluate building code considerations during commercial property claim adjustments
  • Describe common policy language related to code-required improvements
  • Assess claims handling approaches for code-upgrade requirements
  • Building Estimating: The Devil's in the Details


    Curriculum: Large Property Losses

    Monday 3:30 - 5:00
    Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00

    Robert Harrell, XCT, Sr. Business Consultant, USAA Group
    Todd Van Sant, Senior Project Director, Hall Ryan Construction

  • Evaluate blueprints to identify the details needed for an accurate building damage scope and estimate
  • Identify advanced on-the-job site technology to help create an accurate building scope
  • Review a complex loss to identify details needed to produce an accurate estimate
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