• 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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    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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    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
    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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  • Webinars & Webcasts
    Artificial Intelligence: Current and Future Applications in Legal Services

    This program will introduce you to various technologies that are commonly referred to as Artificial Intelligence or Cognitive Computing. Several of these technologies, such as predictive coding and natural language processing, are already in use in legal in fields such as e-discovery, contract analysis, and legal research. AI is the next technological advancement that will revolutionize legal services around the world. DRI and Thomson Reuters have joined forces to educate you about the impact AI will have on your practice and the legal industry as a whole and how to successfully incorporate these technologies into your operations.

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  • Seminars
    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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    Race, Gender, and Ethnicity: The Elephant (and Zebra) in the Courtroom
    Our speakers will focus on how lawyers and other litigation decision makers should account for and address race, gender, ethnicity, and other diversity issues in claims alleging misconduct by law enforcement and other public officials. Our ability to address issues does not usually reflect our need to do so, and they too often remain a proverbial “elephant in the courtroom.” In other words, we all know such issues influence how people think and act, but we frequently don’t talk about them. Our thesis is that these issues must be addressed early and often, from the initial intake through discovery and, certainly, at trial. Those who ignore the elephant, or pretend it’s not there, are likely to get squashed.
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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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  • Webinars & Webcasts
    The Facebook Grenade: (Ethically) Mining Social Media for Maximum Effect
    Social media discovery is often misused and misunderstood. While attorneys may focus on drafting the best discovery requests, they often fail to ask themselves whether sending such requests right away is tactically appropriate. Operating on “automatic,” they may de-fang some of their best evidence, before they even know it exists. This program focuses on the tactical use of social media investigation, including specific tips on mining plaintiffs’ Facebook profiles, saving and storing posted video, and identifying photos that plaintiffs have been tagged in, all while maintaining the ethical bright line against inappropriate contact with represented parties. The second part of the program turns to what to do once the evidence is secured, detailing effective impeachment techniques, including when and whether to deploy the Facebook grenade.
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    The First 100 Days: A Review of the Status of the United States Environment and Energy Policies
    Leaders in environment and energy in the United States, including NRDC, EPA, Industry, and States, will opine as to the progress President Trump has made towards his promises for the first 100 days, and will provide analysis of anticipated ramifications for the next four years. As president-elect, Trump made the following promises specifically related to the U.S. environment and energy policy for his first 100 days: lift restrictions on shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal production; lift roadblocks for Keystone Pipeline and DAPL; cancel payments to UN climate change program; and cancel previous executive actions.
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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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    Appellate Advocacy

    Experienced appellate practitioners, in-house counsel, and occasional appellate advocates alike will benefit from a distinguished faculty of judges, in-house counsel, and leading practitioners providing valuable insight on every stage of an appeal. This program features presentations on the effect of various technological advances on brief writing, certification of issues to a state court, and the role of insurance on appeal. The program also offers guidance on brief writing and preparation for argument in the context of en banc review and discusses strategic considerations when the government is a party to your appeal. A panel of in-house counsel will offer insight on the appeal process and effective management of appeals, and for the first time, our highly regarded mock argument will be held at the United States District Court, just blocks from our hotel.

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  • Seminars
    Intellectual Property Seminar

    Virtual reality. Legalized marijuana. Hacking. The world is changing rapidly, especially as technology seems to advance at ever-increasing rates these days. The law is attempting to keep up with these advances. Are you? Join us at the Gleacher Center in Chicago for two days of educational, stimulating, and thought-provoking sessions focused on innovative approaches to litigating the IP case in these exciting times. Learn about fascinating technologies such as virtual reality and food e-commerce, and the IP issues relating to both. In addition to the educational sessions, join us for a number of fun networking activities in the heart of the Windy City. Get to know new colleagues or reconnect with existing ones at a number of networking events designed to take advantage of the seminar’s Chicago setting, including events jointly sponsored by the Intellectual Property Litigation Committee and the Commercial Litigation Committee, which is holding its seminar at the same time.

    Please note that some events will be held at the Loews Chicago Hotel, 455 North Park Drive, a short walk from the Gleacher Center. See the seminar schedule for more details
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