• On-Demand
    Overview of Legal Environment for Auto Claims in North Carolina (Parts 1-3)
    This three-part series is designed for frontline adjusters and claims managers who handle auto claims in North Carolina. The series examines key considerations and nuances involved when handling North Carolina auto claims. 
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    Insuring Drones: The Market Takes Off!

    With the unprecedented pace of growth of UAS/drones, the aviation insurance industry finds itself in the position of being called upon to provide insurance. The unique challenges posed by this new industry will be focused on in this exciting webinar.

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    Stay Clear of Legal Fee Audit Deductions and Strengthen Your Client Relationship
    Lawyers now live in a world of billing cuts, legal audits, and appeals. Often this process becomes contentious between lawyer and client. This webinar will address these issues through a panel composed of representatives from a bill review company, and insurance carrier, and a law firm managing partner. Specifically, the panelists will discuss how lawyers can be proactive in reducing audit cuts and appeals resulting in greater realization, lower administrative costs, higher profitability, and stronger client relationships.
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  • On-Demand
    Bad Faith Cases and Mediation: How to Succeed, How to Fail

    Are you prepared to get the best results for your clients? The mediation and settlement of Bad Faith cases present special challenges and require special skills. In this program expert counsel from both the carrier and policyholder sides, and a seasoned mediator, will give you the insights and tools you need to get the job done and keep clients happy.

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    Insurance 201: Effectively Navigating Allocation and Trigger Issues
    This webcast will focus on the myriad of issues coverage counsel must address when evaluating potential trigger of insurance coverage and allocation issues. The webcast will address the various theories behind “triggers” of coverage (manifestation, exposure, injury-in-fact, continuous) and allocation (pro rata, all sums), including a brief historical overview of the evolution of the various theories. The webcast will also address the effect that different kinds of insurance policies and differing language in similar policies can have on a trigger and allocation analysis.
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    Insurance 201: The Latest Developments in Bad Faith Litigation
    This webcast will examine the latest developments in bad faith litigation. The presentation will focus on strategies for combatting and avoiding bad faith claims during the claims handling process and spotting potential issues early in that process. Strategies for minimizing bad faith exposure will also be touched upon, in addition to how jurisdictional nuances can drastically change the potential for bad faith exposure.
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    Insurance 201: Navigating Thorny Issues with Consent Judgments and Settlement of Coverage Claims

    This webcast will address navigating issues with consent judgments and settlement of coverage claims.

    It will focus on the traps that can sometimes arise when coverage litigation reaches its final stages and settlement is imminent, as well as the dangers that can arise from consent judgments in certain jurisdictions.

    The presenters will address hypothetical situations and real world problems where consent judgments can create significant ethical and practice considerations for even the most experienced practitioner.

    The webcast will also provide issue spotting for problems that can arise in the context of the settlement of coverage litigation.

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  • Webinars & Webcasts
    Medicare Conditional Payments in 2017: Heightened Scrutiny Means Heightened Compliance Activity
    With the White House changing hands politically and increased scrutiny on fiscal responsibility, understanding how conditional payment issues affect your cases is crucial. Join nationally recognized lawyers with deep MSP subject matter expertise as they explore the subject of conditional payments in 2017. John Cattie will moderate a discussion with Rafael Gonzalez and Amy Bilton as they discuss the recent Hull v. Home Depot decision, explain why Hull (in combination with a new administration) demands a change in claims handling protocols, and provide tips for ensuring that CMS is not recovering excessive conditional payments from your clients.
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  • Seminars
    Medical Liability and Health Care Law
    Join your colleagues on the Las Vegas Strip for the DRI Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar, March 2-3, 2017. The seminar will offer comprehensive instruction for risk management personnel, defense attorneys, and in-house counsel alike. In this two-day program, a top-caliber faculty of attorneys, physicians, and litigation professionals will conduct insightful sessions covering every stage of a medical liability case. From investigating the case, to understanding the medicine, to developing the defense, to selecting a jury and presenting the case at trial, seminar attendees will leave with new tools for defending medical liability claims. In addition to the medical and trial strategy instruction, young lawyers will learn about medical liability litigation from the viewpoint of claims management personnel.
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  • Seminars
    Construction Law
    The DRI Construction Law Seminar is designed to educate all construction industry professionals—from experienced attorneys, to risk managers, to executives and construction industry professionals. This year’s program is an exceptional learning and networking opportunity that focuses on the practitioner staying abreast of industry trends, honing the skills necessary to maintain a competitive advantage in contract construction and litigation, and collaborating with other industry professionals. We have assembled a group of widely recognized industry professionals who will share their expertise in a variety of entertaining formats. You will gain valuable insights in the areas of construction law, risk management, insurance coverage, and industry trends. With its balanced learning and networking opportunities, this seminar is a must-attend for those involved in the construction industry. Please join your friends at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
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  • Webinars & Webcasts
    2016 Revisions to ERISA Claim Regulations
    The Department of Labor has just issued significant revisions to the regulation setting minimum requirements for a full and fair review of ERISA welfare benefit claims. These revisions will require significant changes in how claims are administered and litigated. A panel of experienced ERISA practitioners will tell you what you need to know about the new regulations.
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  • Webinars & Webcasts
    Appellate Counsel at Trial: Protecting the Record and Putting Your Best Foot Forward

    Free Webcast and Professional Networking Opportunity!

    Specialized appellate counsel can play a unique and highly beneficial role at trial and on dispositive motions, helping trial counsel obtain the best possible outcome and build the best possible record for appeal. This webcast will help both trial and appellate counsel, as well as client contacts and insurers, identify and evaluate opportunities for appellate counsel to add value by either attending trial in person or consulting from afar.

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  • Seminars
    Trial Tactics
    DRI’s 2017 Trial Tactics Seminar will be held at The Venetian/Palazzo Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 15-17, and will be featuring the return of the mock trial format. Observe some of our country’s best trial attorneys try a sophisticated and timely cyber-bullying case, as they deliver opening statements, direct and cross-examine witnesses, and offer closing arguments for deliberations by a real jury. This mock trial will maximize educational opportunities for participants and offer a chance not only to hear, but also to see how leading trial attorneys meet and overcome a variety of common challenges. Throughout the presentations, a district court judge, a panel of jurors, and the audience will give real-time assessments of each attorney’s trial technique. We invite you to come and learn, as well as network, with your peers from across the country, while enjoying all that March in Las Vegas has to offer!
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  • Seminars
    Business Management Principles for Lawyers (Spring Session)

    In-House Counsel Only

    In-house counsel seeking professional growth know that being a good lawyer is only the first step to becoming a valued business partner. Becoming a go-to resource requires more than a sound knowledge of legal issues. It mandates both broad and deep knowledge of the client’s business and the principles that make the company successful. To be the trusted business advisor, in-house counsel must develop a fundamental understanding of economics, financial performance, operations management, strategic thinking, communication, negotiation, and leadership.

    The DRI Business Management Principles for Lawyers series provides these essential business skills and is taught by business professors who specialize in training executives to be effective business leaders. The small group setting -- limited to in-house counsel -- explores these topics in an interactive, hands-on environment to arm good in-house lawyers with the necessary tools to become great company leaders.

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  • Seminars
    Toxic Torts and Environmental Law
    Laissez les bons temps rouler! Come to New Orleans to hear from and interact with the finest, most experienced litigators, in-house counsel, judges, jury consultants, and scientists. Learn about and discuss the latest legal, medical, and scientific developments on issues relevant to your toxic torts and environmental litigation practice.
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    Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute
    DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute brings together hundreds of claims professionals, coverage counsel, and defense counsel to share insights on the relevant issues confronting the insurance industry. On Wednesday, the program will feature an exclusive session for in-house counsel and claims professionals. Thursday’s session will explore developments related to defense, indemnity, partial coverage scenarios, and managing claims and counsel. On Friday, we will present a dual track focusing on responding to differences of opinion among insurers and policyholders and litigation focused on insurance recovery. And, of course, multiple opportunities to network will be available daily. Please join us!
    DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute brings together hundreds of claims professionals, coverage counsel, and defense counsel to share insights on the relevant issues confronting the insurance industry. On Wednesday, the program will feature an exclusive session for in-house counsel and claims professionals. Thursday’s session will explore developments related to defense, indemnity, partial coverage scenarios, and managing claims and counsel. On Friday, we will present a dual track focusing on responding to differences of opinion among insurers and policyholders and litigation focused on insurance recovery. And, of course, multiple opportunities to network will be available daily. Please join us!
    DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute brings together hundreds of claims professionals, coverage counsel, and defense counsel to share insights on the relevant issues confronting the insurance industry. On Wednesday, the program will feature an exclusive session for in-house counsel and claims professionals. Thursday’s session will explore developments related to defense, indemnity, partial coverage scenarios, and managing claims and counsel. On Friday, we will present a dual track focusing on responding to differences of opinion among insurers and policyholders and litigation focused on insurance recovery. And, of course, multiple opportunities to network will be available daily. Please join us!
    DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute brings together hundreds of claims professionals, coverage counsel, and defense counsel to share insights on the relevant issues confronting the insurance industry. On Wednesday, the program will feature an exclusive session for in-house counsel and claims professionals. Thursday’s session will explore developments related to defense, indemnity, partial coverage scenarios, and managing claims and counsel. On Friday, we will present a dual track focusing on responding to differences of opinion among insurers and policyholders and litigation focused on insurance recovery. And, of course, multiple opportunities to network will be available daily. Please join us!
    DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute brings together hundreds of claims professionals, coverage counsel, and defense counsel to share insights on the relevant issues confronting the insurance industry. On Wednesday, the program will feature an exclusive session for in-house counsel and claims professionals. Thursday’s session will explore developments related to defense, indemnity, partial coverage scenarios, and managing claims and counsel. On Friday, we will present a dual track focusing on responding to differences of opinion among insurers and policyholders and litigation focused on insurance recovery. And, of course, multiple opportunities to network will be available daily. Please join us!
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  • Webinars & Webcasts
    Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Case Law Update
    The Medicare Secondary Payer Act and accompanying regulations and procedures continue to evolve and take shape. Courts’ recent interpretations and applications of the Act have clarified some aspects of this complicated field, while simultaneously creating confusion in other respects. This program will provide the latest developments in case law, as well as the current status of procedural requirements incumbent on lawyers and liability carriers. We will also offer commentary on the most recent case developments involving the application of the Affordable Care Act to reduce damages exposures for future medical expenses in liability cases.
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  • Seminars
    Life, Health, Disability and ERISA
    DRI’s Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Seminar is returning to the world-class city of Chicago. This seminar is the can’t-miss program for practitioners in the life, health, and disability industry across the country, and is well-recognized for its unmatched education and networking opportunities for in-house and outside counsel alike. Spanning three days, the seminar leads off on Wednesday with nine separate breakout sessions covering three tracks: ERISA, Non-ERISA, and Health—allowing you to focus specifically on the area that best fits your practice. Thursday and Friday offer a broad range of plenary presentations covering the hottest topics in the life, health, and disability industry, including the always popular life insurance, individual disability, and accidental death and dismemberment updates, and Mark Schmidtke’s riveting ERISA presentation.
    DRI’s Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Seminar is returning to the world-class city of Chicago. This seminar is the can’t-miss program for practitioners in the life, health, and disability industry across the country, and is well-recognized for its unmatched education and networking opportunities for in-house and outside counsel alike. Spanning three days, the seminar leads off on Wednesday with nine separate breakout sessions covering three tracks: ERISA, Non-ERISA, and Health—allowing you to focus specifically on the area that best fits your practice. Thursday and Friday offer a broad range of plenary presentations covering the hottest topics in the life, health, and disability industry, including the always popular life insurance, individual disability, and accidental death and dismemberment updates, and Mark Schmidtke’s riveting ERISA presentation.
    DRI’s Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Seminar is returning to the world-class city of Chicago. This seminar is the can’t-miss program for practitioners in the life, health, and disability industry across the country, and is well-recognized for its unmatched education and networking opportunities for in-house and outside counsel alike. Spanning three days, the seminar leads off on Wednesday with nine separate breakout sessions covering three tracks: ERISA, Non-ERISA, and Health—allowing you to focus specifically on the area that best fits your practice. Thursday and Friday offer a broad range of plenary presentations covering the hottest topics in the life, health, and disability industry, including the always popular life insurance, individual disability, and accidental death and dismemberment updates, and Mark Schmidtke’s riveting ERISA presentation.
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  • Seminars
    Retail and Hospitality Litigation
    DRI’s 2017 Retail and Hospitality Litigation Seminar is a cutting-edge program for defense attorneys, corporate counsel, risk managers, and claims professionals who focus on the retail and hospitality industries. Join industry thought leaders, colleagues, and friends in one of America’s most vibrant cities for two days of engaging and informative presentations and discussions, covering the spectrum of legal issues facing the retail and hospitality sectors. Not only will attendees experience a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity, the seminar also provides excellent networking opportunities.
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    Drug and Medical Device
    Attend the 2017 DRI Drug and Medical Device Seminar and learn from presentations by in-house and outside counsel, a federal judge, deans of the drug and device defense bar, and the US Chamber Litigation Center. This seminar is the foremost educational and networking opportunity for practitioners in the pharmaceutical and medical device defense space. Connect with clients and colleagues and learn from cutting edge presentations. We hope you join us in New Orleans!
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