Insurance Coverage & Claims in Construction Projects:
Join attorneys from Barnes & Thornburg's Construction Law Practice Group and experts from the Construction & Surety practice of Willis Towers Watson for an informative program featuring the following topics:
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Indemnification, Insurance and Limitation of liability provisions
IND. INS. LOL: They’re not government agencies or text messages. They’re risk allocation provisions found in many contracts: indemnification, insurance and limitation of liability. This
presentation will discuss key issues for negotiating, interpreting and enforcing these important clauses.
9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Construction Defects – The Threshold “Occurrence” Issue
State law continues to evolve and remains divided as to whether a construction defect claim constitutes an accidental “occurrence” that potentially triggers insurance coverage under the commercial general liability policy. This presentation will discuss the history and current status of this critical aspect of insurance coverage for construction defect claims, and attendees will receive a 50-state survey of state law on this important topic. The presentation will also discuss other current issues regarding insurance coverage for construction defect claims, and how alternative dispute resolution procedures can be used to resolve construction defect claims.
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Claims Convergence – Professional Liability or General Liability
Construction claims today are becoming more complicated, particularly with a variety of delivery methods and blurring of responsibilities for design within certain methods (design assist, design/build, IPD, CM at risk). Claims can straddle both General Liability (GL) and Professional Liability (PL) policies and require first- and third-party coverages. This discussion will center on awareness of this convergence, coverage to address the risk, and best practices to protect you in the event of such a claim.
Clifford Shapiro, Partner, Chairperson of the Construction Law Practice Group, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Kenneth Gorenberg, Partner, Insurance Recovery Practice Group, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Keith W. Jurss, Senior Vice President, Regional Construction Leader, Willis Towers Watson
Greg Field, Managing Director, Construction & Surety Practice, Willis Towers Watson
Andrew Bowyer, Senior Broker Professional Liability, National Construction Practice, Willis Towers Watson
Jackie Johnson, Senior Broker Professional Liability, National Construction Practice, Willis Towers Watson
Barnes & Thornburg
One N. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606
December 1, 2016
Registration: 8:30 a.m. (Central)
Program: 9:00 - 11:15 a.m.
2.25 Hours CLE credits pending
Questions? Contact Amy Garrison at email@example.com or (310) 284-3870.