Insurance Law Basics (2014)

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Summary

INSURANCE LAW BASICS


Chairpersons: Niomi Drake & Paul Veillon
Recorded Friday, October 3, 2014
5.75 CLE Credits Approved
WSBA Activity ID for this seminar is #382904
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle


Welcome from the Chairpersons
Niomi Drake, Seattle
Paul Veillon, Seattle


Reading the Policy
Gary Williams, Quilcene


Avoiding the Adversarial Approach to UIM Claims from the Beginning and the Long-term Implications for Bad Faith Claims
Rob Dietz, Insurance Consultant, Arlington


IFCA Trial Case Study
Sal Mungia, Tacoma, & James Beck, Tacoma


UIM Stacking, Umbrella Policies, Borrowed Vehicles, Lions, Tigers, and Bears
Jean Magladry, Bellevue


The Difference Between a PIP IME and a CR 35 Exam and How to Respond and Prepare Your Client
Al Shabino, Seattle


USAA PIP
Sarah Lee, Seattle


Property Damage Coverages, Diminished Value, Loss of Use, Additional Necessary Repairs, Preferred Body Shops,' and Subrogation under Meas v State Farm & Averill v Farmers
Steve Hansen, Tacoma


Excess Verdicts & Assignment of 3rd party cases
Ed Le, Renton


How to get auto claims covered by health insurance
Carrie Umland, University Place


Subrogation 101, 201, and 301: Mahler, Winters, Hamm, Thiringer, Sherry, and ERISA
Elizabeth Lepley, Bellevue


Commercial and Homeowner Claims
Tim Bearb, Seattle


Presenters
Niomi Fisseha Drake
Niomi was born and raised in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia and moved to the United States at a young age. Niomi devotes her practice to helping those seriously injured by the negligence of others in the areas of Maritime, Premises Liability, Medical...More
Paul Michael Veillon
Seattle personal injury attorney and diminished value lawyer Paul Veillon has represented severely injured persons since 2004 in claims against insurers, major corporations, and government agencies. In and out of Court, through jury trials, and...More
Gary Williams
GARY WILLIAMS has been immersed in insurance law issues for more than 45 years. He now exclusively represents policyholders in coverage and bad faith cases. He spent eleven years in claims, prior to and during law school. He has designed a curriculum...More
Rob Dietz
Rob Dietz is the owner of Insurance Claims Consulting, Inc., in Arlington, WA. He is available as an expert witness on insurance issues, with a focus on claims practices and procedures in the insurance industry. He has testified in insurance bad...More
Salvador A. Mungia
Salvador A. Mungia is a partner in the Tacoma office of Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell. He has been amember of WSAJ (formerly WSTLA) since 1987. Sal is a past president of the Washington State BarAssociation, the Western States Bar Conference, the...More
James Beck
James Beck received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Georgia and a J.D., sum cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law where he graduated first in his class. After graduation, he served as a law clerk for the...More
Jean Magladry
Jean Magladry has been practicing law in Washington since 1982. She places special emphasis in the areas of personal injury, including cases involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and products liability, and employment and...More
Allen N. Shabino
Al Shabino is a solo practitioner in Seattle and focuses on general tort, insurance bad faith, employment discrimination and consumer protection matters. Al graduated from Oberlin College in 1978, briefly attended Yale University to pursue a Ph.D in...More
Sarah L. Lee
SARAH L. LEE is an associate at the Krafchick Law Firm in Seattle, Washington. She works primarily in the personal injury arena representing injured parties. Ms. Lee’s experience also includes service as an Administrative Law Judge Pro Tem for the...More
Stephen M. Hansen
STEPHEN M. HANSEN is a 1982 graduate of the University of Washington School of Business and a 1985 graduate of the University of Puget Sound School of Law. Steve has practiced in Tacoma since 1986. His practice involves representation of Plaintiffs...More
Edward K. Le
Edward K. Le has been a plaintiff’s attorney exclusively over the course of his 21 year career. He came to the US with his family as refugees from Vietnam and initially settled in Compton, California. He excelled in school and attended UCLA on...More
Carrie D. Umland
Carrie Umland earned her Bachelor of Arts from Central Washington University and received her Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University School of Law. She grew up in Washington and has always been a resident of the Pacific Northwest.Carrie has...More
Elizabeth Lepley
Elizabeth LePley is an Associate Attorney at Lehmbecker Law Firm in Bellevue, Washington. Ms. LePley has an extensive law background with expertise in numerous areas including workers' compensation, personal injury and ERISA, plus additional...More
Timothy A. Bearb
Timothy A. Bearb is the managing partner of Olive|Bearb, Grelish & Gilbert, PLLC in Seattle, Washington. He is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice. Timothy’s practice focuses on litigation in the areas of insurance and...More

Originally Published

October 3, 2014


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Insurance Law Basics (2014) - Paper
  • Reading the Policy - Video
  • Avoiding the Adversarial Approach to UIM Claims from the Beginning and the Long-term Implications for Bad Faith Claims - Video
  • IFCA Trial Case Study - Video
  • UIM Stacking, Umbrella Policies, Borrowed Vehicles, Lions, Tigers, and Bears - Video
  • The Difference Between a PIP IME and a CR 35 Exam and How to Respond and Prepare Your Client - Video
  • USAA PIP - Video
  • Property Damage Coverages, Diminished Value, Loss of Use, Additional Necessary Repairs, Preferred Body Shops,' and Subrogation under Meas v State Farm & Averill v Farmers - Video
  • Excess Verdicts & Assignment of 3rd party cases - Video
  • How to get auto claims covered by health insurance - Video
  • Subrogation 101, 201, and 301: Mahler, Winters, Hamm, Thiringer, Sherry, and ERISA - Video
  • Commercial and Homeowner Claims - Video

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like.


Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


Credit

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.


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