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Understanding Common Insurance Law Issues and Continuing COVID Disputes (2022 Insurance Law Section Program)

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A lot has happened over the past year that impacts our practice of insurance law: North Carolina courts have continued to issue opinions and rulings pertaining to interesting — or at least relevant — aspects of insurance law. Business interruption and other COVID-related claims continue to be prominent in court and in the news. New technologies and digital communications continue to push the limits of the Rules of Professional Conduct. And North Carolina continues to progress toward statewide implementation of an electronic filing system.

During this CLE, we unpack pertinent litigation issues in the context of insurance law, including the economic loss doctrine, bad faith, and unfair and deceptive trade practices.

Hear an explanation of insurance coverage disputes that continue to emerge as a result of COVID-19, and round out the day with an engaging role-play segment that provides deeper insight into issues arising in insurance defense matters.


  • Top 10 Insurance Law Decisions of 2021
  • Insurance Claims: Continuing Issues Arising From COVID-Related Losses
  • Insurer ("But, Your Honor, There Is No Coverage for That") vs. Policyholder ("Yes, There Is, Your Honor")
  • The Economic Loss Doctrine
  • Emerging Ethics
  • eCourts
  • The Tripartite Relationship in Insurance Defense

Rebroadcast (Original Live Webcast Date: January 28, 2022)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
8:55 AM–4:40 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.


  • David L. Brown, Goldberg Segalla, Greensboro (Moderator)
  • William A. Bulfer, Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham LLP, Asheville
  • David S. Coats, Bailey & Dixon LLP, Raleigh
  • Brad Fowler, North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, Raleigh
  • Gagan Gupta, Paynter Law, Hillsborough
  • Sarvani Jami, North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, Raleigh
  • Elizabeth A. Martineau, Martineau King PLLC, Charlotte
  • C. Douglas Maynard Jr., Law Offices of C. Douglas Maynard Jr. PLLC, Winston-Salem
  • Michael T. Medford, Manning Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh
  • Khrystyne Rasmussen, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP, Charlotte
  • Warren T. Savage, Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina, Cary
  • Theodore "Ted" Smyth, Cranfill Sumner LLP, Raleigh (Moderator)
  • Kristina Soeder, North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, Raleigh
  • O. Craig Tierney Jr., Brown Crump Vanore & Tierney PLLC, Raleigh
  • Adam White, Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers PLLC, Greensboro
  • Amy H. Wooten, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh
  • Richard C. Worf Jr., Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte

NCBA Insurance Law Section

  • R. Steven DeGeorge, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte (Planner)
  • Lenneka H. "Nikki" Feliciano, Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers PLLC, Greensboro (Planner)
  • Daniel J. Knight, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.50 MCLE Hours

2.00 Ethics/Professional Responsibility
1.00 Technology Training


See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.