Member Monday Teleconference/Webinar Series
Communicating with an Insured Client: Ethical Duties and Practical Considerations - December 8, 2014
When appointed by an insurer to defend an insured, what must counsel tell the insured about the representation, and how should counsel best establish and maintain a trusting relationship with the insured?
Current Issues in Asbestos Litigation - Sponsored by the Products Liability Committee - October 6, 2014
The experts at handling asbestos cases cover the latest developments in this national litigation. Learn the most recent updates in the law regarding experts who rely on the “every exposure counts” of causation. Find out the latest in the Garlock bankruptcy litigation and what you need to know to represent your clients effectively given the ever-changing landscape regarding bankruptcy trusts. Get an update on the recent increase in lung cancer cases and how to handle these cases successfully.
Reaching for the Intersection of Product Stewardship, Green Chemistry, and Nanotechnology: A Practical Update Sponsored by the Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee - August 4, 2014
Our scientific experts covered the latest developments in product stewardship, green chemistry and nanotechnology in Europe (EU REACH) and the U.S.
Get Out of My Case: Making and Opposing Motions to Disqualify, Sponsored by the Ethics and Professionalism Committee - June 23, 2014
This webinar examined the practical, procedural, and tactical aspects of litigating disqualification motions, both on behalf of movants and respondents.
The Ins and Outs of Interpreting and Applying D&O and E&O Policy Exclusions, Sponsored by the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee - April 7, 2014
This program discussed the common issues and pitfalls related to typical D&O and E&O policy exclusions and the interpretation and application of such exclusions in coverage analysis and by the courts
Cyber Crimes Claims, Sponsored by the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee - February 10, 2014
This panel of distinguished members of the industry addressed a myriad of important topics on the subject of cyber crime schemes.
Committee Presentations Trending Topics
Appellate Costs Recoverable in the District Court, presented by Jesse Mondry (Jan. 2014)
Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 39 provides that some appellate costs are taxed by the appellate court and others are taxed by the district court. Jesse Mondry (Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand L.L.P. in Minneapolis) discusses the recovery of appellate costs in the district courts, including the procedure, timing, and relief available.
Challenges in Challenging Arbitration Awards, presented by David Wilson (Feb. 2014)
What if an arbitrator badly misses an arbitration agreement’s deadline for an award? What if an arbitrator makes serious errors in the law? What if you learn of undisclosed relationships between the arbitrator and opposing counsel? David Wilson (Hays McConn Rice & Pickering P.C. in Houston) discusses the preservation and merits of such issues.
What Private Practice Litigators Should Know about State Solicitors General, presented by John Neiman (Mar. 2014)
U.S. Supreme Court litigants regularly seek the participation of the federal Solicitor General, but this practice is not widespread in state high courts. John Neiman (Maynard Cooper & Gale P.C. in Birmingham), former Solicitor General of Alabama, discusses when and how private litigants might ask Solicitors General to opine about issues affecting states’ public policy and commercial interests.
Committee Regional CLE Programs
March 27, 2014 ABA TIPS Live Program
When Policy Limits Are Not Enough: Dilemma for the Policyholder, Plaintiff and Insurer
Sponsored by the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
How often does a plaintiff have an opportunity to collaborate with an insured defendant, in order to pressure the defendant’s insurance company into settlement? What are the elements necessary to support an agreement to settle for the policy limits without the insurer’s consent? More critically, is there a strategy that would allow the plaintiff and defendant to agree to settle for more than the policy limits, to limit collection against the insurer only, and provide the defendant with a full release and covenant not to execute? What are the insurer’s defenses? This panel addresses these questions from the perspective of Plaintiff’s counsel, Insurer, and Policyholder.