Michelle Burton, Managing Partner, Shoecraft Burton, LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s event

Top Quote The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Michelle Burton, Managing Partner, Shoecraft Burton, LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The "Bad Faith Set-Up" in Insurance Litigation: How to Avoid Risks and Legal Pitfalls LIVE Webcast.” End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 24, 2018 - This event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (ET).

    For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/bad-faith-set-up-in-insurance-litigation/

    About Michelle Burton
    Michelle Burton is the Managing Partner of Shoecraft ♦ Burton LLP, a boutique civil litigation firm specializing in complex insurance coverage, bad faith defense, insurance defense, professional liability and regulatory compliance. Ms. Burton has obtained numerous jury trial defense verdicts for her clients against multi-million dollar claims throughout California. In addition to her trial practice, Ms. Burton is a Certified Appellate Specialist and has authored and argued numerous appeals addressing insurance-related matters including Douglas v. Fidelity Insurance Company, the leading case on rescission in California. She was trial and appellate counsel on a case consolidated for oral argument with Lee v. California Capital Insurance Co., the recently-decided case which provides important guidance to appraisers and umpires for appraisals involving a disputed scope. She advocated many of the contentions adopted by the Court of Appeal in its published decision. Ms. Burton provides Fair Claims Training, Good Faith Claims Handling Training, SIU Training and Appraisal Training for her clients. She has also been a panel speaker at the Association of Business Trial Lawyers Annual Seminar on “The Use of Social Media in Jury Selection,” “The Use of Technology During Trial,” “Navigating Insurance Issues in the #MeToo Era,” and was a speaker at the DRI on “Insurance Coverage for the Cannabis Industry.” She has also presented at the Combined Claims Conference on the topic of property appraisals and has given webinars on policy rescission and misrepresentation, good faith claims handling practices, and insurer settlement obligations. She is currently the President of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, was recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction in 2015-2018 in Civil Litigation, Super Lawyer in 2018 and recipient of Women in the Law Awards for her legal expertise. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation which is open to one percent of lawyers for their commitment to the legal profession and their community. Ms. Burton was the Media Chair for the Informed Voters Project educating the public about judicial elections, is the President of Run Women Run a non-partisan Political Action Committee dedicated to the advancement of women in politics and was the recipient of the bronze Presidential Service Award for community service. Ms. Burton is frequently asked by media to comment on political and legal issues.

    About Shoecraft Burton, LLP
    Shoecraft Burton, LLP is a multi-practice boutique civil litigation firm that provides proactive, cost-conscious and aggressive legal services tailored to its clients’ goals. The firm specializes in litigation, complex insurance coverage matters and appeals. Over the years, the firm has successfully defended and prosecuted hundreds of matters on behalf of insurance companies, policyholders, insurance brokers, corporate and individual clients, developers as well as, municipalities and public entities. The firm has particular expertise in, evaluating coverage, defending insurance bad faith matters, fraudulent insurance claims, insurance application fraud, first party defense and third-party defense, premises liability actions, errors and omissions claims against insurance brokers and architects and engineers. The firm routinely provides coverage advice on all lines of insurance for insurers, conducts examinations under oath and drafts, and reviews policy language proposed by insurers for potential future coverage issues. The firm also offers risk management services and litigation avoidance strategies to its insurance and corporate clients designed to mitigate litigation costs. Such services include review of claims manuals, underwriting guidelines, Title 10 certification, training seminars on claims handling and errors and omissions, review of corporate insurance programs and regulatory compliance.

    Event Synopsis:
    For the past years, bad faith claims have been added as part of coverage cases against insurers. This "bad faith set-up" provides leverage to plaintiffs because it allows them to use aggressive litigation tactics by creating claims by design. In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent trends and developments surrounding "Bad Faith Set-Up" in Insurance Litigation. Speakers will discuss the mechanisms of “bad faith set-up" in insurance litigation. They will also provide the audience with practical tips and best practices to avoid potential risks and pitfalls.

    Key topics include:
    - Bad Faith Set-Up in Insurance Litigation: Legal Framework
    - Common "Red Flags" in a Bad Faith Set-Up
    - Opportunities and Challenges
    - Recent Case Decisions
    - 2018 Trends, Developments and Updates
    - What Lies Ahead

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/

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