The Employer Perspective: COVID-19 Lessons Learned & Future Outlook

With no existing playbook, employers have quickly adjusted and re-adjusted to address the realities of running a business during COVID-19. In this panel at the SAWCA 72nd Annual Conference, employers shared issues, concerns, lessons learned and a vision for the future. The panel included: Susan Emerson, Delta Airlines Tim East, The Walt Disney Company Chris […]

Building Your Team to Battle Workers’ Comp Fraud

The most overlooked part of workers’ compensation claims handling is assembling the best team possible and getting that team to communicate openly. When in complete concert, the members of that team have a much greater efficiency than the sum of their individual parts. This session at the 2020 CLM Workers’ Compensation and Retail, Restaurant and […]

Negligent Security Claims in the Age of Gun Violence

In the age of gun proliferation and related gun violence, there has been an increasing amount of acceptance that commercial landowners should now bear a duty to protect against this risk. In fact, there have been a proliferation of high-dollar legal rulings against businesses held accountable. This session at the 2020 CLM Workers’ Compensation and […]

Workers’ Compensation or Premises Liability – You Can’t Have It Both Ways

What happens when an employee is also a customer and an incident occurs? In this session at the 2020 CLM Workers’ Compensation and Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Conference, a panel reviewed a national lawsuit, highlighting the intersection of a workers’ compensation claim and a premises liability cause of action. Speakers included: Paul Caleo, Attorney, Burnham […]

The Retail Data Breach Environment

This session at the NetDiligence® Cyber Risk Summit examined the unique legal and practical issues when confronting a data breach and point-of-sale malware attacks that are becoming a common threat to the retail industry. Speakers included: Stuart Panensky, Partner, FisherBroyles LLP Ruston Miles, Chief Strategy Officer, Bluefin Payment Systems Carrie Parikh, Vice President Legal, Wyndham […]

Insurance Coverage for Class Action Lawsuits

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, Finley Harckham with Anderson Kill discussed insurance coverage for defense costs on class action litigation. There is a perception that there is no coverage available for class action suits and the associated defense costs. Because class action suits require common problems to prevail over individual issues, the suit often […]

Emerging Claims Litigation Trends

At the 2017 America’s Claims event, a panel discussed emerging trends in claims litigation on certain issues. The panel members were all representatives of Your House Counsel: Timothy Crawley – Partner, Anderson Crawley & Burke PLCC Edward Bacon – Partner, Bacon Thornton & Palmer LLP Deana Dagner – Partner, Dagner Schulter Mitzner Weber LLC Paul […]

Catastrophic Casualty Claim Trends

At the 2017 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference, a panel discussed trends in large claims. The panel included: David Bradford – Co Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Advisen (moderator) John Denton – Managing Director, Marsh Andy Barberis – Global Head of Excess Casualty Claims, AIG Marissa Beyers – Senior Vice President, Trial Behavior Consulting, Inc. When […]

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Appellate Decisions

At the 2016 Illinois Self Insurers’ Association 38th Annual Educational Seminar and Membership Meeting, Christopher Gibbons and Keith Herman from Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry, P.C., discussed recent important workers’ compensation decisions from the Illinois Court of Appeals. Reichling vs. Touchette Regional Hospital  The issue on this case was – who was the proper employer? […]

Bureaucracy in Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is one of the most highly-regulated lines of insurance. This session at WCI’s 2016 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference reviewed how these state variations are impacting employers today and some of the solutions being considered to reduce this seemingly excessive bureaucracy plaguing the system. Speakers included: Todd Brown, Practice Leader Compliance and Regulatory, Medata […]

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