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WEBINAR: Managing Risk and the Duty to Defend in California

April 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm PDT

This 75-minute program provides a primer on contractual defense and indemnity and explains how the contractual liability exclusion in a professional liability policy can create an uninsured exposure for design firms. This course examines a variety of contractual indemnity clauses since the 2018 amendments to Civil Code section 2782.8, placing an emphasis on the competing theories governing the duty to defend in design professional contracts. The final portion of this program will focus on negotiation and risk management strategies that will assist design firms in avoiding or mitigating the impacts of an uninsurable defense obligation.


PRESENTER: Brett Stewart, J.D.


Brett Stewart is a Risk Manager for the design professional unit of AXA XL. He is responsible for developing risk management and educational materials for AXA XL’s design professional insureds to help firms manage their liability risks and increase best practices. Brett interfaces directly with architects and engineers, brokers and various industry organizations to promote issues that are relevant to the design community.


April 22
11:30 am - 1:15 pm PDT
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