In the litigation process, addressing and managing insurance coverage issues can be critical. In many cases, the complexity of litigation increases as a result of a side-contest over coverage. Insurers either deny coverage or agree that there is coverage subject to a reservation of rights. More issues emerge as the insurer seeks to control the costs and dictate the defense of the claim. In this episode, Dorsey Partners Kent Schmidt and Skip Durocher explore insurance coverage issues, from tendering a claim to insurer, dealing with an adverse coverage decision, and working with insurance adjusters in manage claims to a successful completion.
Author: Kent Schmidt
As a Partner in the Southern California office, Kent practices in virtually all types of general business litigation, with an emphasis in unfair business practices, First Amendment litigation, defamation, trade secret litigation, class actions, product liability, securities litigation and enforcement, commercial disputes, employment law, intellectual property and Prop 65 (environmental) claims. He is an aggressive and creative courtroom advocate, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Having spent his entire legal career at Dorsey, Kent is adept at finding the right lawyers in the firm to collaborate with in order to provide the best representation for his clients.
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