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3:45 - 4:45 PM - Breakout Session 4
Choose from one of the following sessions: 

Civil Liability for Third Party Criminal Acts
We Need a Bigger Boat
Discovery 2.0: Understanding and Utilizing New-Age Discovery Sources
Integrating AI into Trucking Claims Defense


Session Descriptions

Civil Liability for Third Party Criminal Acts

With news reports of gun violence nearly every week, it’s increasingly likely that companies, property owners, their managers, security contractors, tenants and all their insurers will be faced with first and third party liability claims for third party criminal acts. What can be done to protect against these actions? Learn to analyze and navigate these claims and discuss defenses, including Historical Liability, Apportionment of Liability, Impact of Increased Regularity of Criminal Activity & Active Shooter Liability.

Speakers: 
Richard Roberts, Partner, Nuzzo & Roberts, LLC 
Erin Erickson, Managing Partner; Shareholder, Bohyer, Erickson, Beaudette & Tranel
James Haddow, Partner; Petruccelli, Martin & Haddow, LLP

 

We Need a Bigger Boat

In this new era of increasingly aggressive litigation, it's time to rethink how claims professionals and insurers engage defense counsel. is this a traditional commodity purchase, seeking highest quality at the lowest price? Or are we better served by paying more to staff the case with quality attorneys and eliminating some of the more burdensome litigation management guidelines that interfere with substantive defense? This is sure to be a lively debate - come join us!

Speakers: 
Chris Butler, Head of Claims, Bowhead Specialty Underwriters, Inc.          
Cathleen Rebar, Managing Partner, Rebar Kelly     

Discovery 2.0: Understanding and Utilizing New-Age Discovery Sources

Technology continues to create new areas and different methods for investigating claims and defending lawsuits. Familiarity with these areas is vital to proper claim evaluation and defense. Explore how to obtain, utilize, and leverage discovery related to usage-based insurance vehicle data, fitness apps, health tracking apps, gig company apps, surveillance and social media. Don't miss this opportunity to revolutionize your discovery toolkit.

Speakers: 
Brad Haas, Shareholder, Marshall Dennehey
Matt Liller, Attorney, KPM LAW
Andrew Rice, Senior Partner - Attorney, Cray Huber Horstman Heil & VanAusdal