Upcoming DRI Webcasts
Due to certain state bar policies the following states do not grant CLE approval for DRI Webcasts: Indiana and Pennsylvania.
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- WEBCAST Monday, June 27, 2016Presented by the DRI Lawyers' Professionalism and Ethics and Young Lawyers Committees
Every lawyer will eventually have to contend with the friend or family member who just needs a little free legal advice. While it is tempting to help, there are many ethical traps that can arise from giving free advice. This program identifies the ethical hurdles involved in advising friends and family and also touches on related ethics topics such as social media use and potential conflicts of interest.
- WEBCAST Wednesday, June 29, 2016Unlocking the Secrets and Mysteries of Federal Rules in Drug and Device Cases
Don’t Forget: The “Devil Is in the Details!”You may be familiar with the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, but can you apply them to succeed in the case you are defending today? The tools for unlocking procedural and discovery secrets are found by mastering the amended federal rules. Register now for this thought-provoking presentation! Three top defense lawyers will provide advanced training on the discovery standard of “proportionality,” rewriting the plaintiff’s spoliation playbook with amended FRCP 37(e), and utilizing early discovery methods to dismiss parallel manufacturing claims when design claims are preempted.
- WEBCAST Wednesday, July 13, 2016With 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.
- WEBCAST Wednesday, July 20, 2016Insurance 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.
- WEBCAST Wednesday, July 27, 2016And 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.