DRI's INSURANCE COVERAGE & CLAIMS INSTITUTE SCHEDULED FOR CHICAGO ON MARCH 28-30TH

February 20, 2012

One of the nation’s best insurance CLE programs is scheduled for late March in Chicago and this year’s program features cutting edge coverage and insurance litigation topics presented by a nationally renowned faculty.  The Defense Research Institute’s Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute (affectionately called “ICCI”), will be held on March 28-30, 2012 at The Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago.  MDJW Partner Chris Martin will be speaking at this year’s program on trial issues in insurance cases.  ICCI will once again offer the opportunity to hear from a distinguished faculty of lawyers, insurance industry leaders and policyholder counsel regarding recent court rulings and national claims trends, as well as practical advice for both the practitioners and claims professionals. This program will provide the perspectives of senior management in the insurance industry.

Wednesday afternoon features a program focused on bad faith, including tips on composing a bad faith trial theme, defenses to bad faith and damages in bad faith actions.  The Thursday session is filled with a wide range of cutting-edge topics, including Drilling Down the Duty to Defend:  Beyond the Four Corners, The Perspectives of Senior Management and Claims Professionals, Ethics:  Visiting the Sins of Defense Counsel on the Insurance Carriers, and Trial Advocacy in a CSI World.  The Friday program includes two outstanding breakout tracks, focusing on construction defect issue and first-party personal lines property claims.