Hurricane Ian may be one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history both in terms of loss of life and economic impact. Ian struck Florida in the wake of several legislative changes to the state’s property insurance landscape, with further legislative action anticipated.

Speakers: R. Hugh Lumpkin Matthew B. Weaver Jessica Gopiao

Event Type: CLE / CPD, Webinar

Start Date/Time:
15 November 2022, 2:00 PM ET
End Date/Time:
15 November 2022, 3:00 PM ET

In this session, Reed Smith Insurance Recovery attorneys Hugh Lumpkin, Matt Weaver and Jessica Gopiao provide strategies for navigating insurance claims after the hurricane - including business interruption and supply chain interruption claims - to maximize recovery.

The session will cover:

  • Types of insurance that may apply to hurricane-related claims and the benefits and drawbacks of each, including flood and windstorm;
  • Tips to maximize recovery after a loss, including how to document and mitigate your losses;
  • Causation issues, including concurrent causation;
  • The Florida claims handling environment, including Florida’s unique claims handling and bad faith statutory scheme;
  • Strategies for handling disputed claims, including alternative dispute methods such as appraisal and mediation;
  • Exclusions, deductibles, and sublimits;
  • Potential sources of assistance, including SBA disaster loans and FEMA disaster assistance.

Who should attend:

In-house counsel, financial and property management staff, adjusters, and corporate risk managers will benefit from this program, as well as businesses and homeowners impacted by the hurricane.

PLEASE READ – Important CLE information:

This program is presumptively approved for 1.0 CLE credit in California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia. Applications for CLE credit will be filed in Delaware, Florida, Ohio, and Virginia. Attendees who are licensed in other jurisdictions will receive a uniform certificate of attendance but Reed Smith only provides credit for the states listed. Please allow 4-6 weeks after the program to receive a certificate of attendance.