WSAJ’s 36th Annual Insurance Law Seminar (2014): Winning Your IFCA Battle

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


WSAJ’s 36th Annual Insurance Law Seminar: Winning Your IFCA Battle Recorded: Friday, January 24, 2014, Seattle WSBA Activity ID #365175 6.00 CLE Credits Approved

Seminar Chairperson: Patrick H. LePley Spokane Moderator: Janelle M. Carney

8:30-8:45 Preparing to do Battle Using IFCA Patrick H. LePley, Seminar Chairperson, Bellevue
8:45-9:30 What Are We Fighting Over? Where are the IFCA Debates Now? Damages? Coverage Denials? Delays? Kristine Grelish, Seattle
9:30-10:15 Changing Battle Fields: Why Federal Courts Might Send an IFCA Case Back to State Court Ken Friedman, Bremerton 10:15-10:30 BREAK
10:30-11:00 Don't Dig Your Own Grave: Using Discretion and Maximizing the Effect of Communication with the Carrier. Ken Friedman, Bremerton
11:00-11:45 When the Battle is Over Before It Starts: Fires, Floods and Exclusions – Information that Must Be Communicated to Potential Clients Amy Bach, Executive Director, United Policyholders, San Francisco
11:45–12:15 To Fight or Not to Fight: What Acts and Omissions Constitute the Best Grounds for an IFCA Claim? Panel Discussion: Kristine Grelish, Ken Friedman, Amy Bach, Patrick LePley
12:15-1:30 EAGLE RECOGNITION LUNCHEON (Included in tuition) 1:30–2:05 A Powerful Weapon: Carving Up the Insurance Carrier with a CR 30(b)(6) Deposition Patrick H. Lepley, Bellevue
2:05 – 2:45 Gathering Information on the Enemy: How Broad is the Scope of Discovery in a Bad Faith Case? What is the Outer Limit of Cedell v. Farmers Insurance? Richard Dykstra and Peter J. Mullenix, Seattle
2:45-3:00 BREAK
3:00–3:30 When the Enemy Gathers Intelligence on Your Client: Examinations Under Oath Shannon Kilpatrick, Bellevue
3:30–4:15 Strategies Learned in Combat: What I Learned about Trying a Bad Faith Case Brad Moore, Seattle

Patrick H. LePley
Patrick H. LePley has been a practicing attorney for thirty-seven years, with an active practice in Bellevue, Washington, primarily handling personal injury claims and insurance coverage cases.

He is a graduate of the University of Puget...More

Janelle M. Carney
JJanelle M. Carney is the Managing Partner 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
Amy Bach
Executive Director - United Policyholders
Amy Bach has been a professional advocate for insurance consumers (policyholders), since 1984 and an attorney since 1989. A native of Brooklyn, New York residing in San Francisco, she co- founded United Policyholders in 1991. She currently serves as...More
Kristine Grelish
Kristine Grelish is the owner of GRELISH LAW PLLC, with offices in Seattle and Yakima. She primarily practices in the areas of: Plaintiff’s Personal Injury and Insurance Disputes (insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, Insurance Fair Conduct Act...More
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
Richard Friedman
Partner - Friedman | Rubin
Rick built his reputation representing people and small businesses injured by large corporations and government agencies. His cases include those involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, and business...More
Richard Dykstra
For more than thirty years, Richard’s practice has focused on issues of insurance coverage and insurance company good faith claims handling. He has been involved in many of the noteworthy Washington cases that establish the standards for insurance...More
Peter J. Mullenix
Associate - Friedman | Rubin Law Offices
Peter brings product defect, medical device, and medical malpractice cases on behalf of injured patients and their families. He handles cases nationwide and is currently working with clients in Washington, Texas, and Kentucky. His recent cases...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
Brad J. Moore
Brad J. Moore is a native of Seattle, Washington. He completed his course work at the University of Washington (B.A. Philosophy) and Seattle University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 1992. As a partner in the Seattle offices of...More

Originally Published

January 24, 2014

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Winning Your IFCA Battle Paper
  • Winning Your IFCA Battle Part 1 - Video
  • Winning Your IFCA Battle Part 1 - Audio
  • Winning Your IFCA Battle Part 2 - Video
  • Winning Your IFCA Battle Part 2 - Audio
  • Winning Your IFCA Battle Part 3 - Video
  • Winning Your IFCA Battle Part 3 - Audio
  • Winning Your IFCA Battle Part 4 - Video
  • Winning Your IFCA Battle Part 4 - Audio
  • Winning Your IFCA Battle Part 5 - Video
  • Winning Your IFCA Battle Part 5 - Audio
  • Winning Your IFCA Battle Part 6 - Video
  • Winning Your IFCA Battle Part 6 - Audio

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