Insurance Expert Witness: Company Breaches Duty of Good Faith

ByJoseph O'Neill

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Updated onJanuary 6, 2022

Insurance Expert Witness: Company Breaches Duty of Good Faith

This general liability case takes place in Virginia, involving insurance companies that owe the plaintiff millions of dollars in damages and restitution. The suit was brought against the primary and excess insurer, and alleged that the primary insurer of Union Retiree Health Insurance breached the standard of care owed to the excess insurer under the Guiding Principles for Primary and Excess Insurance Companies. It was also alleged that the primary insurer breached a duty of good faith in relinquishing handling the claim to the insured clients themselves, and in failing to give the excess insurer adequate notice of potential involvement of its policy limits.

Question(s) For Expert Witness

1.) Are you familiar with the Guiding Principles for Primary and Excess Insurance Companies?

2.) Have you ever been responsible for notifying a excess insurer of a claim against an insured client?

Expert Witness Response E-008036

inline imageI am very familiar with the insurance industry standards and policies involved. I am familiar with the Guiding Principles for Primary and Excess Insurance Companies. I have previously notified an excess insurer of a claim against an insured client. I have over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry in various positions including underwriting and consulting for insurance companies. I received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and I previously worked at McKinsey & Co. where I focused on insurance risk and underwriting. Currently, I serve as Chief Underwriting Officer for a major international insurance provider, where I am responsible for underwriting and actuarial support.

About the author

Joseph O'Neill

Joseph O'Neill

Joe has extensive experience in online journalism and technical writing across a range of legal topics, including personal injury, meidcal malpractice, mass torts, consumer litigation, commercial litigation, and more. Joe spent close to six years working at Expert Institute, finishing up his role here as Director of Marketing. He has considerable knowledge across an array of legal topics pertaining to expert witnesses. Currently, Joe servces as Owner and Demand Generation Consultant at LightSail Consulting.

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