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 […]

Understanding the Verdict Sheet

At the 2016 ACE conference, a panel discussed the importance of the verdict sheet in civil litigation. The panel was: Darryl Wilson -Anderson, Crawley & Burke, Plc Alan Yacoubian – Johnson, Yacoubian & Paysse Howard Shafer – Shafer Glazer, LLP Rocky Feemster – Touchstone Bernays Broderick Young – Arnett, Draper & Hagood Evan Jones – […]

Proven Strategies to Reduce Workers’ Compensation Litigation Costs

Litigation is often one of the largest cost drivers in many workers’ compensation programs. In this RIMS 2016 session, panelists shared how they revamped each element of litigation management to drive down costs and achieve sustainable results. Speakers included: Amy Turner, Senior Manager Risk Management Compliance, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Karen Stankevitz, Director of Consulting, Aptus […]

Bizzare Workers’ Comp Cases in 2015

At the 2015 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo, Tom Robinson (co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law) presented a session discussing some of the strange cases seen in the workers’ compensation industry this year. Demperio vs Onondaga County, 2015 NY App. Div LEXIS 2561 In New York you cannot file a stress claim […]

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