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Building Product Class Actions

Kramon & Graham insurance coverage principal Lee Ogburn will co-present “Building Product Class Actions - Coverage Under the Roof” at the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel Annual Meeting taking place May 10 – 12 in Chicago, Illinois.

The trend in building product class cases may be against certification, but Rule 23 creates room to certify at least a liability-only class. This program will cover duty to defend issues including:

  • Is anything sought by the class beyond product replacement?
  • How do insurers over 20-30 years share the cost?
  • Does a settlement class make sense?
  • Is settlement the policyholder’s or the insurers’ call?
  • How do liability insurers fit into a settlement package a court will approve?
  • Are the costs of administering a settlement fund defense costs?

Lee Ogburn, Principal, Insurance Coverage, Kramon & Graham, P.A.
Timothy Burns, Perkins Coie
Janet Davis, Cozen O’Connor

May 11, 11:25 am – 12:00 pm

For more information, go to the ACCEC Annual Meeting website.