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The Insurance and Litigation Sections presents
Understanding the Insurer's Duty to Settle

September 19, 2018: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
MCLE Credits - 1 H, Lunch will be provided.
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Untitled Document Speakers
Raymond Tittman
Partner, Wargo French LLP

Darren Teshima
Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Khari Tillery
Partner, Keker Van Nest & Peters LLP

Louisa Weix
Partner at The Benson Firm PLLC

Erica Villanueva
Partner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Defense counsel often assume that an insurer has a “duty” to fund any settlement opportunity their client wants to accept. The legal requirements for triggering an insurer’s duty to settle are far more nuanced. We will discuss the elements that must be met under
California law, the options available to an insurer in a “duty to settle” situation, and how both the policyholder and the insurer can preserve their rights.


  • The factual and legal requirements to trigger the insurer’s “duty to settle”
  • How defense counsel’s conduct affects a duty to settle
  • How insurers can document their file in order to demonstrate they are complying with their obligations
  • The insurer’s ability to fund settlement under a reservation of rights, and the implications for policyholders and insurers
  • How insurance may or may not respond


BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111


MCLE Registration: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Program: 12:00-1:15 p.m.


BASF Student Member$30.00
Section Member$40.00
BASF Member$50.00

Note: All prices increase by $10.00 on the day of the program.

Event Code: G184305

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