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2:30 - 3:30 PM - Breakout Session 3
Choose from one of the following sessions: 

Are Insurance Carriers Insane?
You and AI:  Analyzing Rewards and Risks OF AI
Combating Safetyism at Trial
Artificial Intelligence in the Insurance Industry - Peril vs. Potential

Session Descriptions

Are Insurance Carriers Insane?

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results. Yet some insurance companies do the same thing repeatedly, expect different results, and blame their policyholders for the insanity. We will look at examples of the carriers insanity, discuss common disagreements amongst carriers and the policyholders, and identify means to stop the insanity! Our panel will include a carrier representative to provide counterpoint and - perhaps - their own definition.

Speakers: 

Joe Kearney, Director/Claims Advocate, National Property Claims, Willis Towers Watson 


 

You and AI:  Analyzing Rewards and Risks OF AI

The arrival of AI has revolutionized the workplace. As AI continues to evolve it brings many rewards but it also raises issues and liability that are just now starting to be understood and addressed. These include third party claims alleging everything from defamation to copyright and trademark infringement to negligence and malpractice. Whether and how these risks are covered will be the next big challenge to risk managers, legal departments and the insurance industry.

Speakers: 
Diana Shafter Gliedman, Shareholder/Attorney, Anderson Kill PC        
Kathryn Hatfield, Attorney/Principal, Hatfield Schwartz     

Combating Safetyism at Trial

"Safetyism" - people's belief that they should be absolutely free from the risk of harm or discomfort. An increasing number of jurors with this belief feel that their jury verdict will somehow serve the greater good. Feelings of safetyism, when combined with the public’s growing sense of skepticism and distrust of businesses can manifest itself in their deliberations. Too often these beliefs result in aberration verdicts. We will offer an evidentiary-based approach to combat safetyism and win jurors over to the Defendant’s liability arguments.

Speakers: 
Margo Meta, Claims Legal Counsel, Grange Insurance Company
Jill Leibold, IMS Legal Strategies, Juty Consultant      
Tanya Park, Claims Manager, MRSI  
Anthony Renaldo, Partner, Chartwell Law