It’s the challenge that keeps on challenging.

While many issues have been interpreted and reinterpreted over the years, this is still an area of coverage that continues to evolve. And it’s no wonder, given the high stakes involved for policyholders and insurance companies.

Join us for this complimentary CLE-eligible webinar where when we present three highly experienced attorneys and an attorney/neutral as they cover the more thorny issues raised in the context of insuring mass tort claims.

This panel presented at the highly respected Mass Torts Judicial Forum with Hon. Marina Corodemus in April 2017 in New York.  (Details of the 2018 event coming soon.) Now they come together once again with an updated presentation and ready to answer your questions. 

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017

Time: 2 p.m. Eastern | 1 p.m. Central | Noon Mountain | 11 a.m. Pacific

Credits: 1-1.25 (depending on various bar rules)

Price: This event is complimentary 


  • Cheryl P. Vollweiler | Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
  • Hon. Victor Ashrafi (ret.) | Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti LLP
  • Jeffrey M. Pollock | Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Christopher M. Placitella | Cohen Placitella & Roth P.C.

What They Will Cover:

  • Choice of law 
  • Duty to defend / duty to indemnify 
  • Trigger of Coverage 
  • Occurrences
  • Stacking vs. anti-stacking  
  • Exclusions and conditions 
  • Primary vs. excess coverage 
  • Bad faith claims
  • Settlement valuations

Speaker Bios:

Cheryl P. Vollweiler, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP 

Areas of expertise include insurance disputes, reinsurance, bad faith, international arbitration, products liability, general liability, premises liability, cyber risk, property damage and first-party coverage and toxic torts.  Has acted as coverage counsel, defense counsel to U.S. and foreign insurers in U.S. litigation nationwide and international arbitrations. Read more.

Hon. Victor Ashrafi (ret.), Of Counsel, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti LLP
Member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and White Collar Criminal Practices.  Joined firm after  20 years as a Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey.  Most recently served in the Appellate Division. Served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark for 12 years. Read more.

Jeffrey M. Pollock, Esq., Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Focuses on complex litigation and appellate practice. Recognized by Chambers USA and is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Lawyer. Recipient of several awards and designations, including Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal and more.  Read more.

Christopher M. Placitella, Shareholder, Cohen Placitella Roth P.C.
An accomplished trial lawyer and leading legal authority on mass torts, class actions, and asbestos litigation.  Represents individuals injured by defective products, drugs, toxic substances, and environmental contamination. Award-winning attorney known for his commitment to those who have been harmed due to the wrongful conduct of others. Read more.

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