American College of Coverage Counsel 2019 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Presentations and Papers

Wednesday, May 8 - Friday, May 10, 2019
Chicago Athletic Association
12 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60603

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The Debate Over the Annualization of “Per Occurrence” Limits In Sexual Abuse Coverage Insurance Disputes: Who Is Right?
James R. Murray, Jared, Zola James S. Carter

Defamation: The Second Offense
Rebecca R. Weinreich

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg: Ensuing Loss Theory, Debate and Answers or What the Cluck is Covered After All
Tracy Alan Saxe, Rick Hammond, R. Hugh Lumpkin, Tiffany Casanova

You Gotta Have Faith! – Good Faith
Fred Cunningham, Heather Sanderson, John S. Vishneski III

What We Talk About When We Talk About “Plain Meaning”
Jeffrey W. Stempel

Duty to Defend: The Eight‐Corners Rule And Extrinsic Evidence (Does the Wording of the Policy Change the Rules?)
Michael W. Huddleston

Allocation—Is That a Thing?—Navigating Disputes Over Allocation Between Covered and Uncovered Claims
Franklin D. Cordell, James W. Bryan, Michael A. Hamilton, Suzan F. Charlton

5 Insurance Coverage Decisions from 2018
Robert D. Chesler, Christina Yousef

Insurance Companies Behaving Badly
Robert D. Chesler, Steven J. Pudell, Christina Yousef

When Disaster Strikes: Coverage for Natural Disasters
Andrew B. Downs, Susan B. Harwood, John D. Shugrue

One Man’s Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor: Multilayer Coverage Challenges Arising From the Number Of “Occurrences” and “Batches”
Marion B. Adler

Controlling The Defense: When Great Minds Don’t Think Alike – The Dynamics Of Policyholder, Primary and Excess Insurer Interests in High Exposure Cases
G. David Godwin, Marion B. Adler, Dominica C. Anderson, Douglas M. McIntosh, Marcus B. Snowden

Cyber Risks: Three Basic Structural Issues to Resolve
Leo P. Martinez

When Things Get Hacked: Insurance Coverage for IoT-Related Risks
John Buchanan, Dustin Cho