Product Liability Series (sessions 1,2,3) - webinar (EST)

Webinar

ON, M5C 1C4 [Map]
Date and Time: October 18, 2022 10 am - January 31, 2023 11 am EST

Regardless of how well a product is designed, manufactured or distributed, the threat of litigation is always present. Manufacturers and distributors often find themselves faced with allegations that a product was defectively designed or manufactured, or that warnings with regard to usage were inadequate, and sometimes a combination of these. Separate from the financial exposure of a particular claim, litigation can be very detrimental to a product’s reputation — and that of the company — and ultimately affect market value. Most often than not, such claims, involve demands to an insurer for defence and indemnity in relation to alleged losses. This requires insurance professionals and lawyers working together throughout the life cycle of a product liability loss from investigation of the alleged loss to the litigation phase and throughout settlement, dispositive motions, and trial.

In this series, follow us as we explore everything product liability. With expert speakers and relevant case studies, you will walk away with a profound understanding of this important and specialty area of insurance law.

This three part series is as follows:

Session 1 - Product Liability Claims: Pre-Litigation and Litigation Critical Issues - October 18, 2022 | 10 am - 11 am EST
Session 2 - Product Liability Claims: Working Effectively with Experts - November 8, 2022 | 10 am - 11 am EST
Session 3 - Product Recall, Product Liability, and Contamination Insurance Coverage - January TBC 2023 | 10 am - 11 am EST

Session 1 - Product Liability Claims: Pre-Litigation and Litigation Critical Issues
October 18, 2022 | 10 am - 11 am EST
Join us for the first installment of the Nuts & Bolts series!
Losses involving product failures (or alleged failures) relate to the specialty practice of product liability for products like heavy machinery, building materials, drugs, medical devices, consumer products, and more!
Through tailored case studies, join us as we cover pre litigation and litigated product liability claims, and review the anatomy of the case handling process from the perspective of the adjuster handling the file and counsel representing the insured in product litigation. In this session, we will cover the following:
- Critical pre-litigation steps to protect interests
- Strategies to reaching resolution pre-litigation in product losses
- Hot topics on pleadings and defences, including where the loss engages a recalled product and contractual relationships in the supply chain
This session will be of relevance to all those handling property damage claims where a product caused or contributed to the loss.
Presenters:
Robert Holmes, Complex Casualty Practice Lead, Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.
Edona Vila, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Session 2 - Product Liability Claims: Working Effectively with Experts 
November 8, 2022 | 10 am - 11 am EST
In the second installment of our premier program focussed on product liability losses, the session will focus on effective strategies for working with experts prior to and during litigation. In this session, we will discuss the following:
- The choice of retaining an expert
- Scene investigations
- Evidence preservation
- Disclosure obligations
This session will be of relevance to all those handling property damage claims where a product caused or contributed to the loss.
Presenters:
Robert Holmes, Complex Casualty Practice Lead, Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.
Mazen Habash, President & Consulting Forensic Engineer, Origin & Cause
Robert Love, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Session 3 - Product Recall, Product Liability, and Contamination Insurance Coverage
January TBC 2023 | 10 am - 11 am EST

In the third installment of our premier product liability series, we focus on the ins and outs of product liability, product recall, and contamination insurance coverage. In a dynamic panel discussion, the presenters will explore the following topics:
- The types of product liability, product recall, and contamination insurance coverages available;
- The coverage disputes that arise in the context of claims for coverage under such policies; and
- Key takeaways in handling demands for coverage.
This session will be of relevance to all those drafting product liability and recall insurance policies and assessing coverage under such policies.
Presenters:
Robert Holmes, Complex Casualty Practice Lead, Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.
Sarah Sweet, Senior Associate, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Other presenters TBC


CE accreditation: Hours pending

PLEASE NOTE:
- Prices below are for IIO Members. Fees noted below do not include hst.
- Non-members and renewing members the IIO Membership fee will be added to your cart.
- Sorry, no refunds. Credit notes issued only with 48 hour written notice
- In accordance with Provincial regulator's guidelines, in order to be eligible for CE hours, you must be logged in with for the entire duration of the session. Partial hours cannot be issued.



LINK TO WEBINAR
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For group rates of 3 or more, or if you need assistance with registration, email us:gtaevents@insuranceinstitute.ca

This registration page is for the entire three part series . If you would like to register for select sessions only, this option is available, please click on the links below.
Session 1 - October 18, 2022
Session 2 - November 8, 2022
Session 3 - January TBC 2023

Pricing

Pricing for this seminar varies based on your membership. Prices exclude tax

Fee Description Amount
IIO Members Early Bird (Deadline Sept. 30) $135.00
Graduates Early Bird (Deadline: Sept. 30) $115.00