Date: November 18, 2009
Time: 2:00-3:40 pm ET
CLE Credit: 1.5-2.0 CLE credits, depending on state requirements. View the CLE credit details.

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Agenda and Speakers

Bad Faith and Punitive Damages – What You Need to Know
• Early assessment of a bad faith claim: when to bring a claim and how to plead it
• Discovery, investigation and related issues
• Defenses to bad faith, including genuine dispute doctrine
• Compensatory damages have been awarded, now what?
– When do you move forward with punitive damages?
– What must you prove?
– How do you influence the jury?
• Punitive damages: status of the law, ways to receive and avoid, and the impact on future litigation, with discussion on Philip Morris v. Williams and Exxon
• Availability of class actions
• Breach of the implied covenant
• Before the jury: the arguments, the instructions, and the evidence required to win

Michael Brady, Esq., Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley PC, Redwood City, CA and Neutral with ADR Services, Inc, San Francisco
Scott Glovsky, Esq., Law Offices of Scott C. Glovsky, Pasadena, CA
Hon. Rex Heeseman, Superior Court of California, Los Angeles