• 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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    Epidemiology for Lawyers, by Lawyers
    This presentation will provide basic concepts of epidemiology, including the types of studies (experimental v. observational), the similarities and differences of cohort and case-control studies, the parameters by which epidemiology studies are analyzed (relative risk/odds ratio/confidence intervals), how epidemiology studies are used (or excluded) in courts, and practical pointers for attacking (or supporting) an epidemiology study.  
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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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    Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Case Law Update
    The Medicare Secondary Payer Act and accompanying regulations and procedures continue to evolve and take shape. Courts’ recent interpretations and applications of the Act have clarified some aspects of this complicated field, while simultaneously creating confusion in other respects. This program will provide the latest developments in case law, as well as the current status of procedural requirements incumbent on lawyers and liability carriers. We will also offer commentary on the most recent case developments involving the application of the Affordable Care Act to reduce damages exposures for future medical expenses in liability cases.
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    Race, Gender, and Ethnicity: The Elephant (and Zebra) in the Courtroom
    Our speakers will focus on how lawyers and other litigation decision makers should account for and address race, gender, ethnicity, and other diversity issues in claims alleging misconduct by law enforcement and other public officials. Our ability to address issues does not usually reflect our need to do so, and they too often remain a proverbial “elephant in the courtroom.” In other words, we all know such issues influence how people think and act, but we frequently don’t talk about them. Our thesis is that these issues must be addressed early and often, from the initial intake through discovery and, certainly, at trial. Those who ignore the elephant, or pretend it’s not there, are likely to get squashed.
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    2016 Revisions to ERISA Disability 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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    The Facebook Grenade: (Ethically) Mining Social Media for Maximum Effect
    Social media discovery is often misused and misunderstood. While attorneys may focus on drafting the best discovery requests, they often fail to ask themselves whether sending such requests right away is tactically appropriate. Operating on “automatic,” they may de-fang some of their best evidence, before they even know it exists. This program focuses on the tactical use of social media investigation, including specific tips on mining plaintiffs’ Facebook profiles, saving and storing posted video, and identifying photos that plaintiffs have been tagged in, all while maintaining the ethical bright line against inappropriate contact with represented parties. The second part of the program turns to what to do once the evidence is secured, detailing effective impeachment techniques, including when and whether to deploy the Facebook grenade.
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    The First 100 Days: A Review of the Status of the United States Environment and Energy Policies
    Leaders in environment and energy in the United States, including NRDC, EPA, Industry, and States, will opine as to the progress President Trump has made towards his promises for the first 100 days, and will provide analysis of anticipated ramifications for the next four years. As president-elect, Trump made the following promises specifically related to the U.S. environment and energy policy for his first 100 days: lift restrictions on shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal production; lift roadblocks for Keystone Pipeline and DAPL; cancel payments to UN climate change program; and cancel previous executive actions.
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  • Webinars & Webcasts
    MSP Best Practices for Defense Counsel
    MSP Best Practices for Defense Counsel will teach practical and up to date “best practices” for the settlement and resolution of liability cases involving Medicare enrolled beneficiaries. The program will review the law and regulations but will focus on providing practical information counsel needs to know to ensure compliance with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and Sec. 111. The resolution of conditional payment demands, Medicare Advantage Organization claims, future medical questions, and the contents of releases will be discussed.
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  • Webinars & Webcasts
    Risks of Property Line Construction for Design Professionals
    This program will discuss the risks that design professionals face in connection with construction projects involving closely adjoining or attached properties. It will be presented from both the legal and the engineering perspectives. In connection with the former perspective, the program will discuss basic theories of liability and how to defend against them and the pre-construction protections design professionals can legally take. In connection with the latter perspective, the program will discuss basic engineering solutions to common place problems and how design professionals can protect themselves from a professional angle prior to and during construction.
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  • Webinars & Webcasts
    So You Want to Handle Trucking Cases? : Understanding the Basics of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Rules and Regulations
    This “lunch and learn” webinar is geared towards providing a core breakdown of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules and regulations for attorneys new to trucking. The program will provide an easy-to-digest review of “Hours of Service” regulations, driver logs, driver qualifications, mandated drug and alcohol testing, vehicle inspection, and other federal rules applicable to commercial drivers. Panelists will also discuss FMCSA record keeping requirements and what documents are necessary to evaluate and defend a trucking case properly.
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  • Webinars & Webcasts
    Cybersecurity and Regulatory Issues for Drugs and Medical Devices
    Pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers encounter constant threats and challenges. One serious threat is a breach of cybersecurity during the product life cycle and/or during postmarket management. Other challenges to industry include patient-focused drug development, labeling of biosimilars, and regulations for medical device software, among others. The FDA recently issued guidance on Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices.
    The FDA is also considering guidance on other key regulatory drug and device issues. Register now for this informative webinar to learn from two top FDA regulatory lawyers who will assist you in better understanding these critical issues.
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  • Seminars
    Class Actions
    The Westin Washington City Center
    Washington, D.C.

    Class action litigation continues to pose significant risks and challenges for American and international businesses. Class actions have been a significant focus for the United States Supreme Court in recent years and this term has been no exception. Meanwhile, prior rulings are being interpreted and further developed by the lower courts against a backdrop of significant changes: the new Trump administration and forthcoming changes to federal Rule 23.
    The DRI Class Actions Seminar gives attendees a unique opportunity to hear prominent SCOTUS advocates discuss the Court’s recent class action decisions and a Canadian Supreme Court Justice offer insights about class action appeals in that country. Renowned class action practitioners and experienced in-house counsel will also discuss emerging class action trends and effective strategies for defending a class action from inception, through opposition to class certification, to successful resolution through settlement or trial.
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