WSAJ's 37th Annual Insurance Law Seminar (2015): Looking Back & Thinking Forward

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


WSAJ's 37th Annual Insurance Law Seminar
Looking Back & Thinking Forward

Chairpersons: Isaac Ruiz & Ken Friedman
Recorded: Friday, January 23, 2015 • SeaTac Marriott
6.75 CLE Credits Approved
WSBA Activity ID# 389605
For Plaintiff's Practitioners Only!

8:20-8:30 - Welcome and Introduction
Ken Friedman, Seattle
Isaac Ruiz, Seattle
8:30-9:05 - What's Happening with Cedell v. Farmers Insurance Co. • Shannon Kilpatrick, Seattle
9:05-9:35 - What's the Latest on the Insurance Fair Conduct Act • Isaac Ruiz, Seattle
9:35-10:10 - UIM “Claims Splitting” • Kyle Olive, Seattle
10:10-10:25 - Break
10:25-10:55 - Discovering the Ins and Outs of PIP Claims • Janelle Carney, Spokane
10:55-11:45 - Conducting Discovery in Bad Faith Cases • Rick Berry, Phoenix, Arizona
11:45-1:00 - EAGLE Recognition Lunch (included in tuition)
1:00 to 1:40 - What's New in the Appellate Courts • Bryan Harnetiaux, Spokane
1:40-2:10 - Insurance Subrogation Under Washington Law • Shelly Speir, Tacoma
2:10-2:50 - Class Actions in Insurance Cases and Anti-SLAPP Update • Ian Birk, Seattle
2:50-3:35 - “But I Thought Warren Buffet Was a Good Guy”—Loss Portfolio Transfers, Resolute Management, and Institutional Bad Faith • Frank Cordell, Seattle
3:35-3:50 - Break
3:50-4:25 - Observations on the Use of Bad Faith Experts by a Former Defense Lawyer • Dennis Smith, Seattle
4:25-5:00 - Trying IFCA Cases and Enhanced Damages • Ken Friedman, Seattle

Kenneth R. Friedman
Ken Friedman is a partner with Friedman Rubin. The firm engages in a national practice from their offices in Seattle and Bremerton, Washington. Ken is a member of the bar in Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Kentucky and Montana. A large part of Ken’s...More
Isaac Ruiz
Isaac Ruiz recently launched the Plaintiff Litigation Group in Pioneer Square, Seattle. Before that, he was a partner with Keller Rohrback. Isaac and his team represent insurance policyholders, workers, and injured people.

Isaac serves as...More

Shannon Kilpatrick
Shannon M. Kilpatrick practices at DawsonBrownPS in Seattle. She focuses her practice on substantial personal injury claims, wrongful death, insurance coverage disputes, and claims involving insurer misconduct. She also consults on and handles...More
Kyle C. Olive
KYLE C. OLIVE is a partner and co-founder of the law firm of Olive | Bearb & Grelish PLLC in Seattle, Washington. Prior to practicing law, Kyle served as a law clerk to the Honorable Tom Chambers at the Washington State Supreme Court. He has been an...More
Janelle M. Carney
Janelle M. Carney is the Managing Shareholder for the Spokane and Tri-Cities offices of GLP Attorneys. She has been a proud WSAJ Eagle member since 2011. Janelle has a background in insurance, and it was this experience that led her to believe that...More
Frank Cordell
FRANK CORDELL practice emphasizes advising and litigating on behalf of policyholders engaged in coverage disputes with their insurers. His experience ranges from large-scale coverage litigation on behalf of international corporate policyholders under...More
Shelly K. Speir
SHELLY K. SPEIR has a B.F.A. in ballet and an M.A.T. in Secondary Education/English. After working as a junior high school teacher and college English professor, she obtained her J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law, where she was a...More
Frederick C. Berry, Jr.
J.D., CPCU, CLU - Law Offices of Frederick C. Berry, Jr., P.C.
Rick has had experience in the business of insurance all his life. In high school and college, he worked for the family independent insurance agency and became a licensed insurance producer when he turned 18. As an undergraduate, Rick received his...More

Originally Published

January 23, 2015

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Looking Back & Thinking Forward - Paper
  • Looking Back & Thinking Forward Part 1 - Video
  • Looking Back & Thinking Forward Part 2 - Video
  • Looking Back & Thinking Forward Part 3 - Video
  • Looking Back & Thinking Forward Part 4 - Video
  • Looking Back & Thinking Forward Part 5 - Video
  • Looking Back & Thinking Forward Part 6 - Video
  • Looking Back & Thinking Forward Part 7 - Video
  • Looking Back & Thinking Forward Part 8 - Video
  • Looking Back & Thinking Forward Part 9 - Video
  • Looking Back & Thinking Forward Part 10 - Video
  • Looking Back & Thinking Forward Part 11 - Video

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