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Janine Loetscher, Jeffrey Mulder and Beth LaCanne were contributors to the Minnesota Insurance Deskbook, 5th Edition.
Chapter 4 | Bad Faith and Wrongful Refusal to Settle: Liability in Excess of Policy Limits
Janine Loetscher and Jeffrey Mulder
Introduction to First-Party and Third-Party Bad Faith Claims in Minnesota; The Basics of Minnesota’s First-Party Bad Faith Statute, Minnesota Statutes Section 604.18; Unresolved Questions Surrounding Minnesota Statutes Section 604.18; Third-Party Bad Faith Claims Related to an Insurer’s Bad Faith Refusal to Settle; Standards for Determining “Bad Faith” and Wrongful Refusals to Settle; Issues Related to Bad Faith and Wrongful Refusal to Settle
Chapter 20 | Construction Litigation Coverage
Janine Loetscher and Beth LaCanne
Introduction; The CGL Policy Terms; Policy Analysis; Recapping Third-Party Liability Coverage; Trigger and Allocation; Contractual Indemnity Agreements and Insurance Coverage
Janine Loetscher is a litigator with substantial large-scale loss experience, whose practice focuses in construction, insurance coverage, products liability, and personal injury matters. Janine has defended contractors and individuals in construction defect lawsuits, and has represented both insurers and policyholders on numerous coverage issues. She has significant experience in the products liability arena, particularly defending clients against fire, explosion, and catastrophic loss claims. Janine serves as the Legal Advisor to the Association of Women Contractors. She is Co-Chair of Bassford Remele's Construction and Insurance Coverage Practice Groups.
Jeffrey Mulder is a litigator whose practice focuses in commercial, insurance coverage and professional liability matters, with significant high stakes claims and class action experience. Jeff has defended insurers in multiple actions seeking tens of millions of dollars in insurance claims and helped a technology company obtain an $800 million arbitration award. He is Co-Chair of Bassford Remele's Insurance Coverage Practice Group and Chair of its Real Estate Group. Jeff also serves as the firm's Chief Financial Officer.
Beth LaCanne is a litigator focusing her practice in the areas of employment litigation/advice, professional liability, and general liability. Beth brings broad legal knowledge and litigation skills in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, health law, employment law, and professional licensure to her clients. She has experience in all aspects of litigation, including preparing initial case evaluations and strategy, conducting and defending depositions, and researching, drafting, and arguing dispositive motions. Beth has obtained summary judgment on several cases through her exceptional research and writing skills. She was a critical member of the team that established legal precedent in the area of insurance agent liability in Wisconsin. She is licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Bassford Remele proudly serves as local and national counsel for many major corporations and Fortune 500 Companies and is a go-to litigation firm representing local, national, and international clients in state and federal courts across the region.
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