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  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Pepe Named to National Leadership Positions

    Jaburg Wilk Partner Pepe Named to National Leadership Positions

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (09/17/2021) – Micalann C. Pepe was recently appointed to several leadership positions in the American Bar Association Tort & Trial Insurance Practice Section.

    For the 2021-2022 ABA Leadership year, Pepe was named as:

    Membership Vice Chair: Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee

    Diversity Vice Chair: Property Insurance Committee

    Vice Chair: Self-Insurers and Risk Managers Committee … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, News Release

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner, Pepe, is Panelist at State Bar of Arizona Webinar

    Jaburg Wilk Partner, Pepe, is Panelist at State Bar of Arizona Webinar

    Micalann Pepe is a panelist at the State Bar of Arizona 2021 Insurance Law Symposium.

    What: Current Issue in Insurance Law

    Arizona court updates post-COVID

    COVID coverage issues

    Lessons learned

    Intersection of family and insurance law

    ER 1.9 and disqualification of legal counsel

    Where: Live virtual event and available on demand

    When: May 21st, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

    Presenter: … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Seminars

  • Mediate, Not Litigate

    Mediate, Not Litigate

    Your client just received a demand letter, or conversely your client wants to file a lawsuit against an adverse party. Often, the best time to resolve disputes is before the parties engage in litigation. Whether representing a plaintiff or a defendant, the benefits of participating in pre-litigation mediation are abundant. There are five key reasons why attorneys should urge clients, and opposing counsel, to … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Litigation, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Presenting at 2021 NBI Webinar

    Jaburg Wilk Partner Presenting at 2021 NBI Webinar

    Nathan D. Meyer is a featured speaker at the National Business Institute Arizona Specific On-line Course Seminar: Auto Injury Litigation From Start To Finish.

    What: This course will discuss forming effective legal strategies for the wide variety of auto accident claims.

    Recognize the case’s potential

    Explore coverage sources and the court’s interpretation of specific policy language

    Medical … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Seminars

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Pepe, is Panelist at ABA Webinar

    Jaburg Wilk Partner Pepe, is Panelist at ABA Webinar

    Micalann Pepe is a panelist for the American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section Webinar: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: Virtual Mediation.

    What: Expert panelists discuss virtual mediations

    What we have learned about settling cases virtually

    Ways online mediation is similar to and different from in person mediations

    Tips for virtual mediation

    Where: Live virtual event … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Seminars

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Program Chair Hot Topics in the World of Insurance

    Jaburg Wilk Partner Program Chair Hot Topics in the World of Insurance

    Micalann Pepe is the program chair for the American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section ICLE Midyear Meeting.

    What: Expert panelists examine hot topics in insurance coverage litigation

    First-party coverage issues relative to COVID-19 claims and litigation trends

    Intersection of insurance and bankruptcy law

    Diversity and inclusion in the insurance industry

    New developments in D&O … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Seminars

  • Arizona District Court Enforces “Virus Exclusion” to Dismiss COVID-19 Related Insurance Claims of Minor League Baseball Teams

    Arizona District Court Enforces “Virus Exclusion” to Dismiss COVID-19 Related Insurance Claims of Minor League Baseball Teams

    The Holding

    In Chattanooga Prof’l Baseball LLC, v. Nat’l Cas. Co., 2020 WL 6699480 (D. Ariz. Nov. 13, 2020) (Order), the Arizona District Court held that a “Virus Exclusion” clearly precluded insurance coverage for losses caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic and incurred by Minor League Baseball teams.

    The Takeaways

    In the first Arizona opinion regarding insurance coverage related to the … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Expands Insurance Law Practice

    Jaburg Wilk Expands Insurance Law Practice

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (Nov. 20, 2020) - The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Kelly A. Hedberg joined the firm as a partner in its bad faith litigation group, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation groups. Before joining Jaburg Wilk, Kelly represented clients in bad faith, insurance coverage, construction defect, professional liability, and commercial litigation. However, her expertise is defending insurers in … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, News Release

  • Arizona District Court Holds "Reasonable" Medical Expenses Are Amounts Accepted by Providers as Payment in Full Rather Than Billed Amounts

    Arizona District Court Holds "Reasonable" Medical Expenses Are Amounts Accepted by Providers as Payment in Full Rather Than Billed Amounts

    The Holding

    In Jimenez v. Progressive Preferred Ins. Co., 2020 WL 2037113 (D. Ariz. Apr. 28, 2020), a putative breach of contract and insurance bad faith class action arising from a MedPay claim, the Arizona District Court held the phrase "reasonable expenses incurred for necessary medical services' are those expenses which the healthcare provider accepts as payment in full.”

    The Takeaways

    If an insurer& … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Ronan Named to Board

    Jaburg Wilk Partner Ronan Named to Board

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (10/9/2020) Michelle Ronan has been named to the Board of Directors of Ryan House.

    Ronan, an insurance law attorney and partner at Jaburg Wilk, said “Ryan House is special to me. I wanted to work with a non-profit that made a difference in the lives of families with medically fragile children. The Ryan House home is a supportive, colorful, engaging, and inviting home. Being able to see the … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, News Release