Insurance series: New and Developing Issues


Join insurance attorneys Ivo Labar, Dan Veroff and Demian Oksenendler for a discussion on hot issues and developments in insurance litigation, including, as time permits, recent decisional law on the Insurance Commissioner’s regulatory attempts to counteract California’s homeowner underinsurance crisis; actual cash value determinations in property claims; ERISA pre-emption in disability claims; concurrent litigation in state and federal court; the genuine dispute doctrine; policy rescission due to misrepresentations; the rise of “abuse and molestation” policies for nursing homes claims; the trouble with getting indemnity coverage in eviction cases against landlords; agent/broker mistakes in the world of automated underwriting; and more.   The presenters will also encourage questions from non-insurance lawyers on how insurance affects their practice, including evaluating a bad faith claim, when to contact coverage counsel, and more.



Dan Veroff (Chair) is an associate at Kerr & Wagstaffe, LLP. He represents insurance policyholders in property, disability, life, and liability insurance matters, as well as in class actions. He has successfully litigated multiple insurance issues of first impression in state and federal court. He is a member of the Board of Directors of United States Policyholders, sits on the SFTLA Education Commitee, and runs the insurance law blog with Mr. Labar. 

Ivo Labar is a partner at Kerr & Wagstaffe, LLP in San Francisco. He has been representing insurance policyholders in coverage, bad faith, class action and other insurance litigation across the country for nearly two decades. He also represents public adjusters. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer every year since 2012. Mr. Labar handles a variety of non-insurance matters as well. He recently helped obtain the largest Dodd-Frank verdict in the country, including the largest punitive damages award in the Northern District of California in 10 years.

Demian Oksenendler is a shareholder at Mannion, Lowe, & Oksenendler, PC in San Francisco. He represents policyholders and judgement creditors in litigation against insurance companies of all kinds. He also provides consulting services to claimants, policyholders large and small, as we as their attorneys, to efficiently manage and resolve coverage disputes. Mr. Oksenendler's pracice covers various lines of insurance, including all forms of liability coverage, property/casualty (including homeowners and collectibles/art policies), disability and life. He earned his AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbard in 2015 and has been a Superlawyers Rising Star every year since 2011. 


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