• 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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    Epidemiology for Lawyers, by Lawyers
    This presentation will provide basic concepts of epidemiology, including the types of studies (experimental v. observational), the similarities and differences of cohort and case-control studies, the parameters by which epidemiology studies are analyzed (relative risk/odds ratio/confidence intervals), how epidemiology studies are used (or excluded) in courts, and practical pointers for attacking (or supporting) an epidemiology study.  
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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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    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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    2016 Revisions to ERISA Disability 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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    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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    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
    Professional Liability
    The DRI Professional Liability Seminar provides information that will be useful to all attorneys and insurers involved in representing professionals in malpractice actions. This year’s program will discuss emerging issues affecting a broad spectrum of professionals, as well as particular issues facing specific areas of practice. In addition to the top-quality educational programs, you will have the opportunity to develop relationships with professional liability claims personnel, experts, and defense counsel from across the country. Come join us in New York City for great CLE and wonderful networking opportunities.

    Sheraton New York Times Square
    New York, NY
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    Insurance Coverage & Practice Symposium
    DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium is the foremost educational event for insurance executives, claims professionals, and outside counsel who specialize in insurance coverage. This year’s symposium will once again offer an unparalleled opportunity to engage with a distinguished faculty of insurance industry leaders, experts, and coverage lawyers on emerging issues, recent court rulings, national trends, and the future of insurance coverage law. In addition, the symposium provides exceptional networking events, as well as an opportunity to experience the wonder of New York City during the holiday season!
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  • Webinars & Webcasts
    What Small and Mid-Sized Firms Need to Know About What Clients Want
    As the business of law is evolving, it is critical for small and mid-sized law firms to use of all the weapons in their arsenals, including associates, to attract and retain clients. Listen to the voice of the customer explain why customers hire these firms, what they look for in these firms, as well as how to obtain, retain, and expand (and maybe win back) those relationships. We will also discuss the need to understand your business, techniques to increase your business, and how to engage reluctant marketers at your firm.
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    Unintentionally False Eyewitness Testimony

    In May 2015, a suspect who attacked an NYPD officer with a hammer was shot by police in the middle of the day, on a crowded New York City street. There were many eyewitnesses to the incident. Almost all of the witness reports were incorrect. Several people inaccurately reported that the police officers shot an unarmed man while he was on the ground and handcuffed. The incident was recorded on surveillance video, which documents that the suspect attacked one of the officers with a hammer and that officer’s partner shot the man. Why is eyewitness memory flawed? How can attorneys use psychology to explore and explain issues common to eyewitness testimony throughout trial? This presentation explores the psychology of memory and techniques specific to addressing these issues starting with jury selection. Particular attention is paid to difficult witnesses including children, the elderly, and victims of sexual assault.

     

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    Senior Investors: New Rules and Litigation Trends

    This briefing will provide a roadmap of common plaintiffs’ arguments and defendants’ rebuttal arguments in actions filed by or on behalf of elder investors. The panelists will discuss recent rules and notices published by the regulators on senior investors, the standards of proof for financial elder abuse that arise in these cases in major jurisdictions (NY, CA, FL, and TX), and the potential civil and criminal penalties that may be imposed. The panelists will also review recent case law on the subject.

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