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Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Case Law Update

Apr 12

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 offer commentary, also, 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.

What You Will Learn

  • How the judiciary has addressed Medicare Secondary Payer issues
  • How to settle cases in compliance with Medicare Secondary Payer law
  • How to achieve finality in cases with Medicare beneficiaries
  • How to resolve involving conflicts between the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and state law
  • How to avoid claims for double damages under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act’s private right of action

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys who handle cases involving plaintiffs who are, or may soon become, Medicare recipients
  • Claims representatives who handle cases involving claimants who are, or may soon become, Medicare recipients
  • In-House counsel who handle or oversee cases involving claimants who are, or may soon become, Medicare recipients
Package Dates Price
Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Case Law Update - Members Package Apr 12
$150.00
Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Case Law Update - Non-Members Package Apr 12
$180.00

Race, Gender & Ethnicity: The Elephant (and Zebra) in the Courtroom

Apr 19

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.

What You Will Learn

  • Strategic decision making
  • Teambuilding
  • Discovery planning and implementation
  • Settlement and ADR considerations
  • Trial planning and tactics

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Claims professionals
  • Others involved in the defense of claims against law enforcement and other public officials
Package Dates Price
Race, Gender & Ethnicity: The Elephant (and Zebra) in the Courtroom - Members Package Apr 19
$150.00
Race, Gender & Ethnicity: The Elephant (and Zebra) in the Courtroom - Non-Members Package Nov 30
$180.00

The Facebook Grenade – (Ethically) Mining Social Media for Maximum Effect

Apr 26

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 how you can mine plaintiffs’ Facebook profiles, save and store posted video, and identify photos 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.

What You Will Learn

  • How to locate a Plaintiff’s profile yourself when one may not appear on a Google search
  • How to trap a dishonest Plaintiff and set up a sanctions motion (which may include dismissal)
  • How to effectively impeach a witness without angering the juror concerned with personal privacy

Who Should Attend

  • Civil defense counsel
  • Claims handlers
  • In-house counsel managing litigation files
  • Investigative vendors who need updating on ethics opinions affecting whether evidence may be used
Package Dates Price
The Facebook Grenade – (Ethically) Mining Social Media for Maximum Effect - Event Apr 26
$150.00

The First 100 Days – A Review of the Status of the United States Environment and Energy Policies

Apr 27

Leaders in environment and energy in the United States, including NRDC, EPA, Industry, and States, will opine as to the progress President-elect Trump has made towards his promises for the first 100 days, and will provide analysis of anticipated ramifications for the next four years. President-elect Trump included 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; cancel previous executive actions.

What You Will Learn

  • What to expect during the Trump administration with respect to environmental enforcement
  • Potential impact to various industries in the U.S.
  • Long term impacts to industries and the environment in the U.S.
  • Potential litigation that may arise as a result of Trump’s policies or changes in the environmental law landscape

Who Should Attend

  • In-house counsel for all industries
  • Defense lawyers representing all industries
Package Dates Price
The First 100 Days – A Review of the Status of the United States Environment and Energy Policies - Members Package Apr 27
$150.00
The First 100 Days - A Review of the Status of the United States Environment and Energy Policies - Non-Member Package Nov 30
$180.00