Insurance Regulation and the Litigator's Perspective: Effective Strategies Against Misuse
January 13, 2010
Sedgwick held this afternoon seminar covering hot topics in the courts and insurance regulation reviewing developments in 2009 and look forward to 2010.
Federal Regulation: Is it Time?
Panelists explored the current applications of the McCarran-Ferguson Act and the future of federal regulation.
Gary M. Cohen, Partner, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal LLP
Bruce D. Celebrezze, Partner, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP
Insurance Rate Regulation in California: A Class Action Bonanza, or Exclusive Jurisdiction Before the Regulator?
Panelists discussed using Walker, avoiding Donabedian, and new strategies for success.
Rex D. Frazier, President, Personal Insurance Federation of California
Steven J. Weinstein, Partner, Barger and Wolen LLP
A Survey of the Landscape Proposed by 2010 Initiatives
This panel examined the ballot initiatives proposed for 2010, their chances of success, and what they may mean for insurers operating in California.
Keesha-Lu M. Mitra, Senior Counsel, State Farm Insurance Companies
Samuel J. Sorich, President, Association of California Insurance Companies
Hilary N. Rowen, Partner, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP
Off Again On Again: Proposition 64 and UCL Class Actions After Tobacco II
In Tobacco II, the California Supreme Court held that, while the named plaintiff in a UCL class action must have standing, no other class member is required to have standing. This panel explored what's next, and how this ruling will affect insurers.
John H. Sullivan, President, Civil Justice Association of California
Kevin J. Dunne, Partner, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP