OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best and Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters have released the latest installment of its Insurance Law Podcast, a series that examines timely insurance issues from an attorney’s point of view.
This episode features Attorneys Jim Steele and Matthew Berkowitz from Carr Maloney PC, District of Columbia. Mr. Steele counsels insurers on complex coverage matter disputes. He is a past president of the D.C. Defense Lawyers’ Association and a member of the Defense Research Institute. Mr. Berkowitz has extensive class action experience at the trial and appellate levels and defends insurance companies in complex coverage disputes. He is a member of the D.C. Bar’s litigation section and recently co-authored an article on using Rule 68, Offers of Judgment, to end class actions early and quickly within the legal process. The podcast discusses offers of judgment.
Mr. Steele explains what an offer of judgment is and how it works. He recommends what a party should consider before making an offer of judgment and suggests issues that could arise when this option is used. Mr. Berkowitz also explains how offers of judgment are used in class action cases and whether it is possible to moot a punitive case with an unaccepted offer.
Carr Maloney PC is a qualified member of Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters, a claims industry resource that has featured qualified legal counsel, independent insurance adjusting services and expert service providers since 1928.
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