JSH partner Josh Snell joins industry experts for a CLE program, “Wrongful Death Claims: Building a Foundation for Settlement or Trial,” as part of the PLRB (Property & Liability Resource Bureau) 2020 Large Loss Webinar Series.

Summary: Wrongful death claims involve a multitude of coverage, legal and technical intricacies that often require collaboration and coordination of multiple parties. The applicable facts and related decision points pertaining to each parameter of a claim provide the foundation for any settlement offer or defense. Insurance professionals can prepare for settlement negotiations or trial by understanding how each parameter fits within the big picture of a wrongful death claim and the basic theory behind it.

This course will utilize a case study that addresses the following key issues:

1. Investigation options for pre-suit or litigated wrongful death claims, including effective discovery to posture your claim for early settlement;
2. Identify team members and collaboration needed to effectively resolve a claim;
3. Assess strengths and weaknesses of a wrongful death economic damages claim, including an evaluation of causation, admissibility, and liability; and
4. Compare the differences in various claims settlement procedures, including negotiation, mediation, and litigation through trial.

Thursday, December 10, 2020
10 – 11:30 am Central
Learn more and register here.

Presented by Ashlee Lepa, Claim Manager at RLI Insurance Company, and Michael Haugen, Vice President of Forensic Accounting at JS Held, this 2-hour workshop is designed for large loss claims adjusters and managers, supervisors, general adjusters and EGAs, complex case managers, senior claims management, and service providers who work with these claims.

The PLRB Large Loss Webinar Series begins November 12, 2020 includes 12 in-depth sessions that assess issues and challenges associated with large loss claims.

Josh Snell is a partner at JSH, concentrating his practice on insurance coverage and bad faith, commercial litigation, personal injury defense and retail law.

Michael Haugen is the vice president of forensic accounting at JS Held, LLC, a global consulting firm.

Ashlee Lepa is a claim manager at RLI Insurance Company focusing in the areas of commercial insurance, contracts, torts and litigation.