9:00 - 10:00 AM - General Session

Pushing Back - Strategies for Responding when Plaintiffs Push the Envelope of the Judicial System

Broadening the definition of liability, more plaintiff-friendly decisions, larger compensatory and punitive verdicts, social justice movements - all are drivers of social inflation. Capitalizing on and compounding the effect, the plaintiff's bar and the medical field have turned the injured party into a wealth-generating tool. Explore the development and impact of these phenomena and learn how the defense bar can effectively respond.

Speakers: 
Martin Block, Sr. Claim Account Manager, Arch Insurance            
Tracy Ellis, Argo Group    
Robyn Silvermintz,  Partner, Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP    
G. Jeffrey Vernis, Managing Partner, Vernis & Bowling