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    • September 2017: Law School for Insurance Professionals

      LAW SCHOOL FOR INSURANCE PROFESSIONALS

      Law School for Insurance Professionals puts insurance industry professionals in contact with some of New York's top insurance and defense attorneys for an engaging full-day seminar on current topics.

      New York City | September 13, 2017
      Syracuse | September 19, 2017
      Albany | September 26, 2017
      Long Island | September 27, 2017


      > Now accepting program sponsors
      Showcase your firm or company within the New York insurance professional community


      Program Chairs:

      Overall Program Chair: Joanna Roberto, Esq. (Goldberg Segalla)
      Albany Chair: Mark T. Whitford, Jr., Esq. (Barclay Damon)
      Long Island Chair: Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Esq. (Island Companies)
      New York City Chair: Joanna Roberto, Esq. (Goldberg Segalla)
      Syracuse Chair: Paul Callahan, Esq. (Brown Kelly)

      AGENDA:

      8:30 - 8:55am
      Registration

      8:55 - 9:00am
      Welcome and Introductions

      9:00 - 9:50am
      LABOR LAW CLAIMS: CONTROLLING AND VALUING THE ECONOMICS 

      • Ultimate impact of vicarious liability; how contracts can change the pendulum 
      • Criminal penalties; relying on experts to save the claim; update on case law and how it impacts your claim

      9:50 - 11:00am
      LEGAL PROCEDURES AND NUANCES THAT IMPACT A CLAIM

      • Understanding how procedural hurdles such as collateral source, contribution, offset and pre/post judgment interest will affect your claim in comparison to substantive steps faced in litigation like IME results, appealing judgments, and a bankrupt insured.

      11:00-11:10
      Refreshment Break

      11:10- 12:05
      AUTO INSURANCE CLAIMS

      • Insurance fraud- how to detect it and respond 
      • Staged accidents, medical providers; and assignment of benefits 

      12:05- 1:05
      Lunch, offered on premises (included with registration)

      1:05- 2:00
      ADDITIONAL INSURED COVERAGE:  CAN THE RISK REALLY BE SHIFTED?

      • Impact of contractual requirements on insurance coverage; privity requirements
      • Update on recent case law discussing interpretation of endorsements using terms “caused by” and “arising out of”
      • Horizontal and vertical exhaustion and impact of additional insured’s coverage

      2:00-2:55
      WORKERS' COMPENSATION: HOW WILL IT IMPACT YOUR CLAIM

      • Liens on third party settlement; subrogation and impact of Medicare
      • Lump sums settlements

      2:55- 3:05
      Break

      3:05-4:05
      INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION: DECIDING WHEN A CASE NEEDS TO BE TRIED OR SHOULD BE MEDIATED

      • Candid discussions with a mediator or judge (depending on venue) and a seasoned trial attorney 
      • How the damages, venue and evidence make a difference in the decision

      Speaker names will follow.

      For questions, contact TICLSection@nysba.org, or call Stephanie Bugos at (518) 487-5524.

    • November 9 - 12: Fall Meeting, Nashville, TN

      Join us for our Fall Meeting in Music City, USA!

      The Hutton Hotel
      1808 West End Avenue
      Nashville, TN

      Reserve your Hotel room now by calling The Hutton at (615) 340-9333 or 
      emailing them at: hreservations@huttonhotel.com  
      If emailing your reservation info., please do not forget to include your dates of stay.
      Deadline for hotel reservations is Monday, October 16, 2017.

      You must identify yourself as an attendee of the "NYSBA TICL Fall Meeting" when making your booking to receive our preferred rates:  
      $249 plus taxes and fees for Single/Double
      $269 plus taxes and fees for Triple
      $299 plus taxes and fees for One Bedroom Suites. 

      Meeting Information Coming Soon.

      Download and/or view information on Sponsorship Opportunities for this Program.
      Contact Catheryn Teeter, 518-487-5573 or cteeter@nysba.org for additional information.   

  • About the Section

    Welcome! The Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association is pleased to welcome Section members and visitors. Among the resources available for Section members on this site are Section publications and access to the TICL Section's private online professional community. Section members receive the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Journal  and the Construction & Surety Law Division's newsletter, Deconstruction, as a benefit of membership.

    Meet the Chair:

    Fitzpatrick

    Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Esq. (View profile)
    Island Companies | Calverton, NY

    2017-2018 Officers
    CHAIR:  Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Esq., Island Companies
    VICE-CHAIR:  Timothy J. Fennell, Esq.,
    Amdursky, Pelky, Fennell and Wallen, PC

    SECRETARY:  James P. O'Connor, Esq., Maroney O'Connor LLP
    TREASURER:  Brendan Francis Baynes, Esq., The Baynes Law Firm PLLC

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    As a member of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, you have access to our journals, MCLE programs, networking events with members of the bench and bar, and online community. But there is more. Our section hosts over 15 committees in substantive areas of law, as well as two Divisions. As a member of our section, they are free to join. Please consider getting involved with one or more committees or divisions (view committees and divisions). There is no required time commitment to join a committee or division, but active participation is encouraged. Please also tell your colleagues about us and give them a copy of TICL's brochure.

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    NYSBA Communities are private, online professional networks for members. Communities are built on the concept of listserves, allowing for member-to-member communication across the Section, but they also offer enhanced features for networking and participation, including personalized member profiles, a member directory, and a shared online document library.

    How Can I Use It?
    Communities are seamlessly integrated with nysba.org: you can use your NYSBA member login and password. To access the TICL Section Community, you must be a member of the TICL Section. (Not a member? Join here. Dues are only $40/year with NYSBA membership.) You can interact with Communities via the online interface, by email, in NYSBA's LawHUB, or via a mobile app, at your preference. To download the app, search for "NYSBA Communities" in the Apple or Google Play Store.

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