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Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Glenn F. Fencl and William K. McVisk, will be featured panelists for the webinar, “An Introduction to Defending TCPA Claims and Litigating TCPA Insurance Coverage Issues.” Glenn and Bill will be presenting this topic along with Larry Kristinik, partner with the law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (CST). The webinar is sponsored by the Insurance Practice Group, Property and Casualty Subgroup of ALFA International, the global legal network. Please click on this link to register for the webinar. There is no cost to register and participate in the webinar.

About this Program

Litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) continues to grow since the FCC’s 2013 Order offering the Commission’s expansive view of vicarious liability for businesses for the alleged violations of their agents, independent contractors, and vendors. This webinar will provide an overview of claims based on “robocalling,” junk faxes, cell phone calls, text messaging, and breaching the Do Not Call List and the strategies for defending these claims, including the defense of putative class actions. Significant changes made by the FCC in its recent June 2015 Order will also be discussed.

This webinar will also address insurance coverage for TCPA claims, which has been hotly litigated the past several years. For the most part, insureds sought coverage under CGL policies, and courts in different states reached different conclusions about whether TCPA claims were an occurrence for property damage coverage and whether they fell within the definition of one of the enumerated offenses for the personal injury coverage. When there is coverage, insurers must determine the number of occurrences or offenses alleged so they can determine the applicability of any self-insured retentions or deductibles and whether the per occurrence or aggregate liability limit applies. This webinar will discuss how courts in different states have analyzed these issues, and will also examine the endorsements used by many insurers in an effort to exclude TCPA and similar claims.

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