This program will discuss M.G.L. c. 176D liability from the perspective of
the plaintiff's and defense bar as well as the perspective of the insurance
industry. The program will also cover 93A liability against professionals
and considerations specific to 176D claims against professional malpractice
M.G.L. c. 93A prohibits unfair and deceptive acts or practices in the conduct
of trade or commerce. It is very attractive to litigants in
Massachusetts because of the availability of the recovery of attorney's
fees and the potential for multiple damages in the event of a "willful or
knowing" violation. M.G.L. c. 176D, in conjunction with 93A, provides
individuals with a cause of action against an insurer who engages in certain
proscribed settlement practices which have a deleterious effect on that
individual. A violation of 176D is also expressly a violation of 93A, with
the same damages available as are available in a 93A action. There are important
nuances, on which the panelists will instruct.
This program will instruct attendees how to best communicate with insurers,
how bad faith claims are perceived by insurance companies, and how to prosecute
and defend effectively against bad faith claims. Special attention will be paid
to circumstances when professionals are exposed to Chapter 93A liability as well
as bad faith litigation against professional malpractice insurers.
I. Bad faith litigation - general overview (plaintiff/defense
II. Bad faith litigation against professional malpractice insurers
III. Chapter 93A claims against professionals
Panelists and their affiliations:
David W. White, Breakstone White Gluck
Jennifer L. Markowski, Peabody & Arnold LLP
BBA Member - $130.00
BBA Member - Legal Services/ Government Lawyer - $70.00
Student - $30.00
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