2020 Webinars

Jan 1, 2020 ‐ Dec 31, 2020


Presentations: 1


Sessions

Federal Court Jurisdiction: Removal Complexities and Common Pitfalls to Avoid in the Process

Oct 7, 2020 2:00pm ‐ Oct 7, 2020 3:00pm

Identification: dri3569

Removing a case from state court to federal court often provides strategic advantages for defense counsel and it can be a trap for the careless. Federal district courts disfavor removal and will strictly analyze a removal to federal court. Defense counsel must be able to analyze the potential bases for removal, adhere to the procedural requirements, and avoid the common pitfalls in the removal process. This webinar will discuss what defense counsel needs to know about removing a case from state court to federal court. We will discuss potential advantages to removing a case to federal court, procedural requirements, effect on other pleadings, motion practice, and best practices to avoid remand.

Who Should Attend

  • Defense attorneys

What You Will Learn

  • Advantages of removing a case to federal court
  • Procedural requirements
  • Avoiding remand back to state court
  • Effect on other pleadings
  • Motion practice

Speaker(s):
Members: $75.00
Standard: $150.00

Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction

Sep 24, 2020 12:00pm ‐ Sep 24, 2020 1:00pm

Identification: dri8089

This webinar explains the methods used to understand and characterize the real-world conditions of accidents or collisions in which a motorcycle is involved. Accident reconstruction, regardless of the vehicle types, involves many similar phases of investigation and analysis to complete; however, this course describes the key differences present when motorcycles are involved and aims to assist those participating in the claim resolution process.

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Insurance adjusters
  • Claims managers

What You Will Learn

  • Motorcycle characteristics and their effect on the reconstruction process
  • How to complete reconstructions without crash data
  • Safety tips to avoid accidents

Speaker(s):
Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00

Telehealth - The New FrontierTelehealth - The New Frontier

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Telehealth - The New Frontier

Sep 22, 2020 12:00pm ‐ Sep 22, 2020 1:00pm

Identification: dri3568

Telehealth represents an intersection of the worlds of healthcare providers, insurance, technology, data privacy, governmental regulation and consumer usage. As a result, telemedicine has high potential for risk, but is not without reward. Risks inherent to telehealth include potential for unauthorized practice of medicine, less than optimal patient care and safety, privacy data breach, and lack of compliance with state or federal guidelines leading to fines or worse. Benefits of telehealth include greater access to healthcare, for rural consumers in particular; minimizing costly and unnecessary emergency room visits; and more timely and efficient care. In this new normal arising during the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth is particularly well suited for providing quicker and safer access to providers without unnecessary exposure to others. This presentation is intended to raise awareness of the issues recognizing the ever-changing landscape and to present best case strategies for minimizing risk and maximizing benefits.

Who Should Attend

  • In-house counsel of insurance carriers
  • Outside counsel of insurance carriers
  • Employee benefit plan counsel

What You Will Learn

  • Understanding of different modalities of telehealth
  • Awareness of privacy issues
  • Claim processing and compliance tips

Speaker(s):
Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00

Moving Litigation Forward: Utilizing Remote Inspections Effectively

Sep 16, 2020 2:00pm ‐ Sep 16, 2020 3:00pm

Identification: dri8096

The presence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced attorneys and experts to adapt and overcome mobility and social distancing restrictions put in place by local and federal governments. Born out of these constraints are the limitations placed on conducting site visits and laboratory inspections. To circumnavigate delays in litigation temporarily, remote inspections provide a practical alternative until traditional methods are once again feasible. Based on preliminary standards, technical expertise, client feedback, and available technological resources, S-E-A has prepared a dynamic webinar presenting best practices to help investigators and attorneys conduct more efficient, safe, and effective remote inspections.

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Accident investigators
  • Technical professionals/experts
  • Insurance professionals

What You Will Learn

  • Current standards pertaining to remote inspections
  • Litigative concerns
  • Benefits of a remote inspection
  • When is a remote inspection appropriate and applicable?
  • How to properly prepare for remote inspections

Speaker(s):
Members: $75.00
Standard: $150.00

Learn from Those Who Know: Jury Trial Tactics During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sep 15, 2020 12:00pm ‐ Sep 15, 2020 1:00pm

Identification: dri3571

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At some point soon, trial courts will be forced to try civil cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only will courts have to adopt the necessary safety protocols for trying a civil case, attorneys will have to adapt to trying a case with these safety protocols in place. DRI has two experienced trial lawyers who have now tried civil jury trials during the pandemic who can offer helpful tips and suggestions for trying cases during the pandemic. DRI board members Jeff Lowe and Matthew Keris have tried civil jury trials during the pandemic. During this webinar, the chair of DRI’s Litigation Skills Committee, Guy Hughes, will moderate a discussion on their experiences during jury selection, witness preparation and presentation, technology usage, and personal protection options during their trials. Attendees of this webinar will have the opportunity to have their questions answered about trying a case during the COVID-19 pandemic so they do not go blindly into their first jury trial during this unprecedented time. Attendees will be able to listen and learn from the shared experience of two DRI board members to ensure the best outcomes for their clients.

Who Should Attend

  • Trial attorneys
  • Claims professionals
  • Corporate counsel

What You Will Learn

  • What works better for the attorney: face masks or face shields?
  • Should I present the witness live, by videotape, or by Zoom?
  • What are the biggest differences between a traditional trial and a trial in this new era?
  • Suggestions for conducting voir dire during social distancing

Speaker(s):
Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00

Smart Homes and Fire Investigation

Aug 25, 2020 12:00pm ‐ Aug 25, 2020 1:00pm

Identification: dri8085

This presentation covers electrical fire investigation and how the latest smart home product data can assist in fire investigations and its potential to defend losses. All information regarding the fire scene is crucial to the investigator, and smart home information is often overlooked. This presentation provides an overview of what smart home information is potentially available and how it can be applied to an investigation. Common smart home products are identified and their potential applications in fire investigation are explained. Case studies will be provided. Question and answer periods will be provided during and after the presentation.

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys who handle cases involving product liability in fire investigations

What You Will Learn

  • How to identify smart home devices and data
  • How to preserve and/or recover the smart home data
  • Basics of fire scene investigation
  • How to utilize smart home data in fire scene losses for liability defense

Speaker(s):
Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00

Primary and Excess Carriers: Tensions and Triumphs

Aug 19, 2020 12:00pm ‐ Aug 19, 2020 1:00pm

Identification: dri3567

When primary and excess carriers work together, they can often achieve better claim outcomes. This program will explore how carriers can work together, what duties they owe to each other, and when or if those duties may shift. It will also address when limits should be tendered, the effect of tendering limits, how different jurisdictions treat tenders in the context of the duty to defend, pre/post judgment interest issues, and dealing with disputes over coverage positions.

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys handling large exposure cases
  • Adjusters and managers handling claims involving primary and excess coverage
  • Risk managers handling large insurance programs

What You Will Learn

  • What duties primary and excess carriers owe each other
  • Where the interests of primary and excess carriers conflict
  • How primary and excess carriers can work together to produce optimum outcomes for themselves and their mutual insured

Speaker(s):
Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00

Good Faith Claim Handling and Adjustment of Business Interruption Claims in a COVID-19 World

Aug 11, 2020 12:00pm ‐ Aug 11, 2020 1:00pm

Identification: dri3566

While our world has slowed due to COVID-19, it has not stopped. Property losses continue to occur and more are to come with hurricane season soon to begin. The panel will address the handling, adjustment, and valuation of in progress, non-COVID-19 business interruption claims and future non- COVID-19 property claims. This topic will also delve into the challenges of measuring lost revenue as complicated by the reality that many businesses are shuttered and supply chains are disrupted. The panel will then address what the insurance industry will face as we enter hurricane season while the U.S. is reopening and is at risk of a second wave of COVID-19 spread in fall 2020.

Who Should Attend

  • Insurance industry representatives including claims professionals, underwriters, and in-house counsel
  • Attorneys assisting the claims handling process
  • Risk managers

What You Will Learn

  • How to adjust business interruption and other loss of revenue claims
  • The challenges of calculating lost revenue in our COVID-19 environment
  • Legislative and regulatory directives with respect to adjusting insurance claims post-COVID-19
  • Good faith claim handling practices for property insurance clams

Speaker(s):
Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00

Shaping the Law to Meet the Challenges of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Litigation

Jul 28, 2020 12:00pm ‐ Jul 28, 2020 1:30pm

Identification: dri3563

The presentation will discuss two types of ADAS cases: (1) those in which the plaintiff argues that the vehicle should have been equipped with ADAS sooner, and (2) those in which the plaintiff argues that ADAS should have performed better. Many authors and presenters on this topic have argued that when it comes to these cases the same legal defenses should apply in the same way they always have. This presentation will use Dashi v. Nissan N. Am., Inc., 247 Ariz. 56, 445 P.3d 13 (App. 2019), review denied (Jan. 7, 2020), as a jumping off point to discuss using novel applications of established legal theories to meet the challenges of ADAS cases. Rather than applying the same defenses in the same way, this presentation will suggest that the law needs to be shaped to meet the technology that will inevitably change the way we drive.

Who Should Attend

  • Product liability attorneys
  • Experts in this area
  • Other defense attorneys, particularly those practicing personal injury or other tort cases

What You Will Learn

  • The challenges involving ADAS
  • Creative versions of standard defenses that can be used successfully to defend against these cases
  • The current landscape in this area and which innovative solutions have worked in these cases

Speaker(s):
Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00

Virtually Limitless: The Effective Use of VR in Litigation

Jul 21, 2020 12:00pm ‐ Jul 21, 2020 1:00pm

Identification: dri8082

CLE is currently unavailable for this session.

Virtual reality (VR) is a powerful and effective tool that is gaining use throughout the course of litigation. In many cases it is valuable early in an investigation when all stakeholders can benefit from a common view of a scene or piece of equipment. Early access to 3D data collected by laser scanners or drones can even be accessed remotely. Users who are physically distant can come together in a virtual space and interact with the 3D data together, moving independently in the virtual space, collecting measurements, inserting points of interest, and communicating verbally. Evidence-based VR is the most powerful and robust visual communications technology available today and it is poised to have an effect on the litigation industry for years to come. Of course, admissibility concerns are paramount when employing these technologies, and careful consideration must be given to the foundation for 3D visuals and how the courts engage with this technology. Controlling remote access to data is also an important legal consideration. By leveraging data-driven VR, clients, jurors, and judges have access to a deeper level of visual understanding. Witness, driver, pilot, and accident victim perspectives come to life in VR. The presenters will describe and critique the use of VR through technical and legal lenses, providing best practices and hazards that legal teams should consider when deploying VR in the course of litigation.

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Insurance professionals
  • Corporate clients

What You Will Learn

  • The importance and impact of visual communication
  • How to use VR effectively throughout the course of a case
  • How to deploy VR in a mediation or trial setting
  • Who should participate in VR experiences

Speaker(s):
Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00
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