Betsy Gordon Presented at NBI’s Insurance Bad Faith “Set-Up” in Louisiana Seminar

On December 4, 2019, Shields Mott partner, Betsy Gordon, co-presented at the Nation Business Institute’s seminar: Insurance Bad Faith “Set-Up” in Louisiana. The seminar was presented in Kenner, Louisiana, and provided attendees with the tools and tactics to steer clear of insurance bad faith. Behind every denial of defense, coverage, or settlement lies the potential for a bad faith claim. Whether the claim falls under a first-party or third-party policy, this detailed seminar showed how to screen cases for bad faith potential, document investigations, and develop tools to deny bad faith in court.

Betsy presented the Ethics portion of the seminar, which covered the following topics:

  • Handling the original claim during bad faith litigation
  • Tripartite relationship
  • Ethical practices for investigating claims
  • Lawyers as witnesses
  • Following the independent counsel doctrine
  • Burning limits policies
  • Defending multiple insureds
  • Malpractice danger for attorneys retained by insureds