Fullerton Beck attorneys Verne Pedro, managing partner of the firm’s New Jersey office, and Edward J. Guardaro, Jr., head of the firm’s Appellate and Complex Litigation practices, will be presenting a continuing legal education class through Lawline, a leading CLE digital platform, titled “Navigating Insurance Coverage Ambiguities: Extrinsic Evidence in Insurance Policy Analysis.” 

The session will address what happens when insurance coverage litigation ensues, and the dispute hinges on whether policy terms are ambiguous and whether information outside the four corners of the policy can be introduced to reconcile the meaning or intent of policy language.  

 It will explore key issues regarding when extrinsic evidence may be used to establish that a particular policy provision is ambiguous and under what circumstances allow extrinsic evidence to be used to resolve an ambiguity. 

Learning Objectives:

– Identify the critical rules of construction courts will apply to determine whether disputed policy language is ambiguous. 

– Explore various types of extrinsic evidence courts will allow to establish and negate coverage.  

– Discuss whether and when courts will permit extrinsic evidence to resolve the duty to defend.

– Understand the key holdings and identify strategies from leading insurance coverage cases that address whether and when extrinsic evidence is warranted to resolve ambiguous policy issues.  

We encourage insurance litigators, general counsel, in-house counsel, risk managers, claims professionals and any other attorneys who are involved in insurance policy interpretation and coverage disputes to attend this CLE. 

Feel free to reach out to Verne or Ed with any questions about the program.  

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