Leverage in Negotiations: Structured Settlements

In this session from PRIMA 2024, Colin Finn, Vice President of Structured Settlements at Alliant, focused on the ways public entities effectively use structured settlements to combat the alleged damages brought by plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Learn how structured settlements add leverage to the negotiating table while providing credibility that yields higher closure rates […]

Local Government Goes to Washington: Supreme Court Cases Affecting Local Government Entities and Officials

The United States Supreme Court constantly re-writes the rules for public entities and officials. Higher courts are tackling cases that affect local governments. For example, the U.S. Supreme Court is addressing free speech rules governing public officials in O’Connor-Ratcliff v. Garnier (whether public officials violate the First Amendment if they block a constituent on social […]

Local Government on Trial: Wrongful Conviction Lawsuits

This session at PRIMA’s 2018 Annual Conference featured the following speakers: Michael P. It worth – VP & Sr. Unit Manager – Genesis Benjamin C. Eggert – Partner – Wiley Rein LLP In the last decade, wrongful imprisonment suits have proliferated in number and costs to local governments. In responding to such suits, municipalities must […]

Opioid Litigation and Coverage Issues

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, a session discussed the wave of litigation against pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies and distributors related to the opioid epidemic. The panel included: John Denton – Managing Director, Marsh Anna Engh – Partner, Covington & Burling, LLP We all remember past litigation by governmental entities against industries for the ills of […]

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