Dan Sullivan and Dana Horton presented “A Defense Attorney’s Perspective for the Fire Investigator” as part of the Connecticut Fire Academy’s 24th Annual Advanced Fire Investigation School on May 1, 2019. The Connecticut Fire Academy, located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, is a training facility operated under the guidance and administration of the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control. The Advanced Fire Investigation School is a multi-week program sponsored by the Connecticut State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit in cooperation with the Connecticut Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators. The School focuses on various aspects of fire investigation and litigation associated with those investigations. Dan and Dana presented to a large class of state and local fire marshals and shared their experience with the cross-examination of experts, discussed various grounds on which expert opinions are challenged, and offered advice for preparation and testimony in a fire case.
Lisa Thompson participated in a panel presentation titled “The Complexities of International & Domestic Life Sciences Disputes,” sponsored by the American Arbitration Association, on May 1, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.
Ray DeMeo discussed "The ALI's Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance, The World Turned Upside Down?" as a panelist at the University of Connecticut School of Law on April 29, 2019.
Jeannine Jacobson was among the featured faculty speaking during the Defense Research Institute's (DRI) Life, Health, Disability, and ERISA seminar in Chicago, Illinois held April 3-5, 2019. She presented a session and paper on "Conversion, Portability, and Evidence of Insurability." To read the paper developed for this presentation, click HERE.
The article covers the International Maritime Organization (IMO) sulphur cap, which takes effect on January 1, 2020, highlighting the three compliance options vessel operators will have under the new rule, which represents a paradigm shift in marine transport. While the operational aspects of the new regulations have come into sharper focus with less than nine months remaining until the cap takes effect, as the deadline approaches the compliance and enforcement horizon is less clear. To view the article, please click here.
The webinar focused on identifying and working with unreasonable or challenging contractors that an adjuster might encounter during the adjustment of a claim, and offered practical tips and tricks to make the adjustment process run more smoothly when working with difficult contractors. Participants learned to identify the various ways in which a difficult contractor may stand as an impediment to resolving a claim, and discussed adjustment and negotiation strategies to use with difficult contractors to make an adjustment run smoother.
The article focuses on some of the more significant types and examples of PFAS lawsuits pending or recently settled in courts across the country, and cautions that there is no indication that PFAS-related litigation, in which plaintiffs are claiming damages for personal injury, medical monitoring, and loss of property value, is likely to slow down anytime soon.
Environmental and Maritime attorney Peter R. Knight authored the article “The IMO 2020 Sulfur Cap in the United States: Compliance Issues,” published in the March 19, 2019 edition of The Maritime Executive. The article covers the fast-approaching low sulphur fuel requirements and discusses compliance and enforcement issues, particularly as they apply to shipping companies trading to the United States. To view the article, please click here.