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Bad Faith 2024


  • City:
  • Start Date:2024-07-23 09:00:00
  • End Date:2024-07-23 12:15:00
  • Length:
  • Level:Intermediate
  • Topics:Litigation

$299.00 ["ProPass"]

This program is eligible for 3 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states. In 50-minute states, this program is eligible for 3.6 hours of CLE credit. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

Overview

Course planners Christine Lezinski and James Haggerty have designed a program which should be useful to both novice and experienced litigators. 

Covered topics include:

  • Pleadings
  • Discovery
  • Trial Issues


Various attorneys including the likes of Timothy Lenahan and Scott Tredwell will discuss the issues facing litigators in bad faith cases.  In addition, the View from the Bench will be presented by the Honorable Pamela A. Carlos, Observations from Expert Witnesses will be presented by Stuart Setcavage and a discussion of the Use of Technology in Discovery and at Trial will be presented by Jeffrey Stanton.   

This Seminar is a "must attend" for those involved in handling bad faith cases in Pennsylvania. 

Faculty

Allison Krupp Esq.

Allison Krupp is a
Shareholder at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, and works
in the Camp Hill, Pennsylvania office. She has been a member of the
Professional Liability Department for the last eleven years, where she
concentrates her practice on insurance coverage and bad faith
litigation. She routinely represents national/global insurance
carriers in insurance coverage disputes and first-party automotive,
homeowners, and commercial claims brought against them. She is
experienced with many types of coverage issues, including policy
cancellation, policy reformation, and a variety of policy exclusions, and has
assisted with litigation involving significant insurance coverage matters
before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and Third Circuit Court. She
also regularly defends clients in the area of bad faith litigation, and has
won many dispositive motions, resulting in dismissal of the bad faith claims.
She practices in Pennsylvania’s state and federal courts, as well as before
arbitration panels and all of Pennsylvania’s appellate courts.

Christine Lezinski Esq.

Ms. Mayernick-Lezinski is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Scranton, and a cum laude graduate of the Dickinson School of Law, where she was a member of the Woolsack Honor Society and Dickinson Law Review. She is a principal in the law firm of Lenahan & Dempsey, P.C., where she has practiced since 1993. Ms. Mayernick-Lezinski devotes her time to a broad range of insurance-related matters, including insurance bad faith, coverage, first and third party personal injury and property losses as well as medical malpractice and product liability litigation. She has written and spoken extensively on a wide variety of legal topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and Lackawanna County Bar Association. Ms. Mayernick-Lezinski was co-counsel at trial and co-appellate counsel, with Timothy G. Lenahan, for the plaintiff in Hollock v. Erie Insurance Exchange, 2004 Pa. Super. 13, 842 A.2d 409 (2004), appeal dismissed as improvidently granted, 903 A.2d 1185 (Pa. 2006), the landmark, en banc bad faith decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court, which upheld the § 8371 statutory bad faith award of $3 million for the plaintiff, including $2.8 million in punitive damages. She was also appellate counsel for the plaintiff in the case of Zaleppa v. Seiwell, 9 A.3d 632 (Pa. Super. 2010). In Zaleppa, the Superior Court held that the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSPA) did not require or allow the other motorist to assert rights of the United States government for reimbursement of a Medicare lien, and that an insurance company had no right to place Medicare on the check for payment of a verdict owed to the plaintiff in a personal injury case. This is an issue which had become increasingly problematic for personal injury practitioners across the country in the past few years and also has potential bad faith implications for insurers.

James Haggerty Esq.

Mr. Haggerty is one of the founding partners of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith with offices in Philadelphia, Holland, Reading, Lancaster and Allentown. He focuses his practice upon plaintiff’s personal injury, bad faith, UM/UIM, and insurance coverage matters, having previously represented the insurance industry for over thirty years. He is consistently ranked in the Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. Mr. Haggerty served on the Supreme Court Appellate Rules Committee for six years. He has argued numerous cases before the Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania as well as the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He is currently Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court.

Jeffrey Stanton Esq.

Mr. Stanton is a partner at Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. and a member of its insurance coverage team. Mr. Stanton’s practice involves not only personal injury litigation but also complex insurance coverage disputes, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, insurance bad faith litigation, as well as appellate cases. Mr. Stanton regularly represents clients in the state and federal trial and appellate courts in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Stanton is a frequent lecturer on insurance, bad faith, and motor vehicle law issues. Prior to joining Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C., Mr. Stanton was an attorney for the Governor’s Office of General Counsel where he represented and advised the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Mr. Stanton also served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Chad F. Kenney in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas.

Pamela Carlos

Judge Carlos was appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in November 2021 where she conducts preliminary criminal proceedings, habeas corpus reports and recommendations and social security appeals. She also handles pretrial civil motions, settlement conferences and civil consent trials. Prior to her appointment she was lead trial and supervising counsel for civil litigation matters at Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg, LLC and former Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee and a member of their Executive Committee. Prior to joining Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg, LLC in January of 1993, Judge Carlos worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office in the Major Jury Trial Division, where she tried numerous criminal matters to verdict. She received her J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1989, where she was also a member of the school’s Moot Court Team and her B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in 1986.

Scott Tredwell Esq.

Mr. Tredwell is with McCormick & Priore, P.C. and his experience includes service as the chief administrative law clerk to the Honorable John T.J. Kelly, Jr. in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. For nearly three decades, he has been responsible for the representation of insurance carriers in claims involving alleged bad faith and fraud. Mr. Tredwell has also been involved with the representation of insurers in class actions in numerous jurisdictions. He has served as an expert witness and written and lectured frequently on various topics regarding bad faith and other claims by and against insurance carriers. Mr. Tredwell has also served as a consultant in numerous cases brought by and against insurance carriers. He has regularly been appointed to serve as a Judge Pro Tern, and as both a neutral and a party designated arbitrator in various matters involving insurance law. He is the former chair of the Bad Faith Litigation Committee, and the former co-chair of the CLE Committee, for the Pennsylvania Defense Institute. Mr. Tredwell currently specializes in bad faith, coverage and complex liability litigation.


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