Location: Auto-Owners home Office building at 6101 Anacapri Blvd Lansing MI 48917
Speaker(s): Bob Hendricks and Jason Byrne from Warner Norcross + Judd
Topic: How Michigan’s Legalization of Cannabis Affects Insurance Policies, Terms, Insurance Fraud, and Claims.
This training will share the brief history of cannabis legalization in Michigan and the current state of the law, and move into how cannabis legalization (at the state law level) intersects with and affects insurance issues including markets, coverage and claims issues. There will be an interactive hypothetical case study – Fire Implicating Personal Homeowners Policy, where there is evidence of cannabis activity on the premises, and followed by an audience Q & A (so the concerns and issues that attendees face and manage can be addressed).
Robert Hendricks - Senior Counsel, Warner Norcross + Judd
Bob Hendricks brings almost four decades of commercial law experience to his practice. Since 2013, he has been cultivating both a state-level leadership role and a prominent practice in the area of legal cannabis commerce, which now comprises the majority of his practice.
Commercial marijuana activity has existed for decades – it just so happened to be illegal. Since 2008 Michigan has been working to transform cannabis (and cannabis commerce) into something that is lawful, regulated, licensed and taxed, and we now have a full complement of laws that make this possible. But it is much more complicated than simply flipping a switch. That’s where Bob comes in.
Full bio: https://www.wnj.com/people/robert-a-hendricks/
Jason Byrne - Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd
As chair of the firm’s Insurance Practice Group, Jason Byrne brings over two decades of experience advising both insurers and policyholders on complex insurance and risk management issues, including high-stakes coverage disputes. Jason advocates for clients in state, federal and appellate courts and advises clients on policy terms, coverage issues and other insurance related questions. Jason is also a member of Warner’s Cannabis Industry Group, where he regularly advises cannabis business clients on their insurance needs, strategies and claims issues.
Full bio: https://www.wnj.com/people/jason-l-byrne/