• 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
    Life, Health, Disability and ERISA
    Swissôtel Chicago
    Chicago, IL

    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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    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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    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
    Retail and Hospitality Litigation
    Loews Chicago Hotel
    Chicago, IL

    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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  • Seminars
    Drug and Medical Device
    Sheraton New Orleans
    New Orleans, LA

    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

    Sheraton New Orleans,
    New Orleans, LA

    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

    Gleacher Center
    Chicago, IL

    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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    Business Litigation Seminar

    Loews Chicago Hotel
    Chicago, IL

    Top business litigators from across the country and distinguished in house counsel from leading companies will converge in the Windy City this May for cutting edge litigation education, networking and fun.  Besides picking up strategic insights, fresh legal developments, and litigation skills that will prove useful immediately and for the long term, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy Chicago’s famous attractions – fine dining, the Magnificent Mile, blues joints, the Second City Comedy Club, major league baseball, and the city’s many museums and parks. As a bonus, our program will again offer “2 for the price of 1.”  DRI’s IP Litigation Committee members will be staying at the same hotel and hosting nearby their seminar on emerging IP litigation issues.  You are welcome to attend any session at either the Business Litigation or IP Litigation seminar (your CLE credits will be offered through your Business Litigation Seminar Registration) and you will be able to join speakers and attendees from both seminars during common breaks and social events.

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  • Seminars
    Employment and Labor Law
    Hilton Nashville Downtown
    Nashville, TN

    DRI’s 40th annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar is the preeminent educational and networking event for management-side labor and employment attorneys, in-house counsel, human resources professionals, and EPLI representatives. Always intensely practical, and accompanied by superior written materials, this seminar is a must-attend for experienced practitioners, as well as for those who are just getting started in labor and employment law. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the best practitioners and professionals in the labor and employment arena.
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  • Seminars
    Fidelity and Surety Roundtable
    Gleacher Center
    Chicago, IL

    Owners or Claimants are waiting to submit a claim. Substandard work is being performed. Invoices for the supplies are unpaid. Interest and Penalties are accruing. How does this impact the Surety? Interactive group discussion of the Fidelity and Surety defenses that may be raised by Fidelity Insurers and Sureties in response to a claim.
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  • Seminars
    Outsmarting the Trucking Reptile at Trial
    InterContinental Chicago
    Chicago, IL

    The DRI Trucking Law Committee is presenting an advanced workshop for trial lawyers, senior claims examiners and industry professionals dedicated entirely to the defense of the Reptile Theory in trucking cases. The one-day program will engage participants in best practices and practical techniques for conquering reptile cases. The seminar will address what to consider in your answer, discovery, depositions, pre-trial motions, voir dire, witness examinations and closing arguments at trial. The program will be led by the foremost trucking defense trial lawyers and world-renowned Reptile Expert Bill Kanasky, Jr., Ph.D., of Courtroom Sciences, Inc. This advanced workshop is limited to no more than 200 attendees to ensure an intimate forum for innovative and interactive discussions between experienced practitioners and seasoned trucking professionals that fight the reptile on a daily basis.
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    Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability
    Hyatt Regency Boston
    Boston, MA

    Bad faith claims and lawsuits are a growing concern to the insurance industry and must be handled with care and expertise from the start. The DRI Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar will highlight the latest trends and developments in bad faith law. It will give insurance professionals at all levels, whether in-house or in private practice, the guidance and advice they need to avoid, curtail, and defend against bad faith claims and lawsuits. Come to learn and network with your peers. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Boston. We invite you to register early.
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