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Mills of BLWM Slated to Speak at DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute

DRI-logo-newest 6.13-001Mike Mills will speak at DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute which is scheduled for April 6 – 9, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  The Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute is known as “DRI’s flagship seminar” for coverage counsel, defense counsel, and claims professionals. Each spring in Chicago, DRI assembles outstanding speakers from industry and private practice to provide insight and guidance about current and relevant issues faced by the industry and the attorneys in insurance defense.  In his Nevada Insurance Law Blog, Mike chronicled the progress of State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Hansen, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 74, 357 P.3d 338 (2015), the opinion that gave Nevada insured the right to independent counsel.  Mike’s presentation will focus on what led the Nevada Supreme Court to that conclusion and the issues that remain unresolved.  Mike’s presentation will lead off on Thursday April 7 at 8:15 a.m.  Be in your seats at 8:00 to be sure not to miss any of the presentation.  He’ll look forward to seeing many of you there.  More details on the 2016 ICCI can be found HERE.

Mills Contributes to DRI’s 2016 Duty to Defend Compendium

Duty to Defend Compendium

DRI has honored Mike Mills by selecting him to contribute to its 2016 Duty to Defend Compendium. DRI turns to it most respected members from across the country to author state-specific sections to all of its Compendia. Mike Mills was selected to … [Continue reading]

Once An Insured Proves Coverage, The Burden Shifts To the Insurer To Prove An Exception Or Exclusion

In Nevada Insurance Coverage lore, Victor Havas is legend. Cases involving Mr. Havas answer so many insurance coverage questions.  What duty does an insurance agent owe to a customer? Havas v. Carter, 515 P.2d 397, 89 Nev. 497 (1973). For more … [Continue reading]

Nevada Recognizes Duty of Insurance Producers To Use Due Diligence to Place Insurance Or To Seasonably Notify The Client That The Insurance Can’t Be Obtained

Victor Havas’ bad luck with insurance did not start in 1979 as reported here.  He had been having insurance issues long before that. Back in the late sixties, Mr. Havas owned a used car lot.  Some of his used cars came up missing.  He hired … [Continue reading]

Replacement Value Not ACV Is The Proper Measure Of Damages In A Homeowner’s Theft Claim Where Policy Provides For Same

Homeowner's Theft Claim

Victor and Arlene Havas took issue with the way their homeowner’s insurance company, Atlantic Insurance Company valued the property that they lost because of a theft at their home.  Mr. & Mrs. Havas submitted their claim to the insurance company … [Continue reading]