Mediator Larry Watson to Speak at Construction Law Institute March 22

Mr. Watson's advice to litigators centers on the critical question of available insurance coverage in construction defect disputes.

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Florida Mediator Lawrence M. (Larry) Watson

UWWM Principal Lawrence M. Watson

When a dispute arises as to the cause and effect of a construction defect ... what these policies are contractually obligated to pay ... becomes an essential part of the resolution.

ORLANDO, Fla. (PRWEB) March 14, 2014

Lawrence M. (Larry) Watson, a principal and mediator with Upchurch Watson White & Max, will speak on insurance coverage issues in mediation at the popular Construction Law Institute at Rosen Shingle Creek at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, March 22.

"When a dispute arises as to the cause and effect of a construction defect, whether that dispute is resolved through litigation or settlement, the question of available insurance coverage becomes critical," Mr. Watson says . "What these policies are contractually obligated to pay – the amount and extent of resources they actually provide - becomes an essential part of the resolution of any construction defect dispute."

His advice to litigators will be part of a workshop titled “Who’s on First? Insurance Coverage Issues in Mediation," presented with Bruce Alexander of Ciklin Lubitz Martens & O'Connell in West Palm Beach. The three-day seventh annual Construction Law Institute opens with a golf tournament on Thursday, March 20, and includes many opportunities for Continuing Legal Education credits through The Florida Bar. The conference is presented by the Bar's CLE Committee and its Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section's Construction Law Committee.

For more information, and to register for the conference, please visit https://www.floridabar.org, click on "News & Events" and navigate to the CLE Calendar for March 20.

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