Fullerton Beck attorneys Verne Pedro, head of the firm’s New Jersey office, and Partner Edward Guardaro, head of the firm’s Appellate Practice, will be speaking at an upcoming Strafford live video webinar, “Resolving Insurance Coverage Ambiguities: Discovery and Use of Extrinsic Evidence to Clarify Coverage” scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT.

Because ambiguity in insurance policies can be costly to insurers regardless of the type of policy, and parties can land in expensive discovery disputes over whether extrinsic evidence of meaning is discoverable, the panel will address the following issues:

  • When will courts allow the use of extrinsic evidence to resolve policy ambiguities?
  • What coverage disputes are best suited for motions for summary judgment and cross-motions?
  • What special rules apply to interpreting exclusions and resolving ambiguities?
  • What types of extrinsic evidence are most litigated?

Edward and Verne also will review the inconsistencies regarding when extrinsic evidence may be used to establish that a particular policy provision is ambiguous and discuss interpreting any ambiguity, as well as exceptions to the “four/eight corners” rule. The panel will focus on key jurisdictions and discuss what types of extrinsic evidence are most often turned to, what provisions cause the most difficult ambiguities and intentional ambiguity.

A Q&A will follow the presentation.

More information and registration are available on the event website. Early registration discount deadline is June 4, 2021.