Resolving Allocation Disputes Through Mediation

June 26, 2015 12:00pm

Eileen King Bower

Troutman Sanders LLP

Jeff Kichaven
Principal Mediator
Jeff Kichaven Commercial Mediation

Cassandra S. Franklin
Managing Attorney – Claims Coverage Counsel
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

  • Mediation strategies to use when negotiating settlements in jurisdictions with unsettled allocation issues, multiple claimants, and concepts unfamiliar to plaintiffs’ counsel and insureds
  • Navigating the mediation process when disputes over limits or coverage are involved
  • Unique considerations for mediating allocation among consecutive policy periods, overlapping types of coverage, and/or multiple parties
  • Setting the stage in advance of mediation
  • How to select an effective mediator for allocation