2018 DRI Webinars



Sessions

The ALI Restatement on Liability Insurance – What You Need to Know (Part 2)

Sep 25, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Sep 25, 2018 1:30pm

Identification: DRI3494

Credits: None available.

Overview of the major coverage issues addressed in the recently approved ALI Restatement on liability insurance, which took almost a decade to finalize involving significant drafts and revisions to complete based on input from both the carrier and policyholder bars.

Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the process by which Restatements are created and of the common misconceptions with respect to how Restatements relate to “common law” or "majority" rules.
  • Trace the twists and turns wherein the American Law Institute ultimately adopted its own version of the “plain meaning” rule for interpreting liability insurance policies.
  • Understand the Restatement’s framework for analyzing when affirmative misstatements or omissions may void coverage based on principles of misrepresentation.    
  • What role does this Restatement contemplate for excess insurers and will primary insolvencies or “exhaustion by settlement” trigger excess obligations?
  • What is the scope of contemplated coverage for injuries resulting from intentional acts and do principles of public policy preclude coverage for punitive damages?
  • How will long-tail and mass tort claims be treated under this Restatement, including the crucial issues of trigger of coverage, allocation, known loss and numbers of “occurrences.”

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00

Student Loan Best Practices for DRI Members

Oct 2, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Oct 2, 2018 1:00pm

Identification: DRI8001

Credits: None available.

This webinar will cover all student debt repayment options which are available to DRI Members - including the exclusive student loan refinancing program being offered by Laurel Road. There is no one size fits all approach to student loan repayment and this online presentation will delve into the considerations surrounding each option.

Objectives:

  • What is student loan refinancing, and am I eligible
  • What are the considerations surrounding the decision of whether to refinance vs. utilize federal repayment programs? 
  • How much money do I stand to save by refinancing? 
  • Will refinancing affect my credit at all? 
  • Are there any costs/fees associated with refinancing?

Speaker(s):
Free

No Tell/Do Tell: The ABA’s Recent Ethics Opinions on Attorney Communications with the Public and the Client

Oct 4, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Oct 4, 2018 1:00pm

Identification: DRI3477

Credits: None available.

Two Formal Opinions from the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility discuss a lawyer’s obligation regarding information relating to a client in the course of a representation.  Formal Opinion 480 clarifies the limits on a lawyer’s ability to publicly discuss or blog about a client’s case.  On the other hand, Formal Opinion 481discusses when a lawyer must tell a client about a mistake made during a representation.


Objectives:

  • Don’t talk
  • Do talk
  • Know the difference

Speaker(s):
Tags: ethics
Standard: $50.00

The Epic Implications of Epic Systems

Oct 9, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Oct 9, 2018 2:00pm

Identification: DRI3490

Credits: None available.

Combining viewpoints from the employment arena, the class action defense arena and the business sector, this panel will discuss the Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, holding that the NLRB had no authority to prohibit class action waivers in employment contracts.

Objectives:

  • The winning and losing arguments inEpic Systems
  • How Epic Systems ties in with other recent and pending decisions on class waivers, arbitration and unions
  • The long term implications of Epic Systems with respect to , collective bargaining, wage and hour litigation, Title VII litigation, and the drafting of employment contracts
  • How the reasoning of Epic Systems compares to past decisions of Justice Kavanaugh

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00

How to Use Technology and Animations to Visualize Your Case

Oct 11, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Oct 11, 2018 12:45pm

Identification: DRI8003

Credits: None available.

The presentation will go over the uses of different types of visuals and technology in today’s litigation landscape. Visualizations can take the form of 3-D animations, illustrations, and stitched together laser scan data to name a few. Virtual reality technology will also be covered along with the benefits that come from using it with animation.

Objectives:

  • 3-D laser scanning and how the data can be used
  • 3-D animations and what they can show
  • Use of medical illustrations and animations
  • UAS and how the data gathered can be used
  • Virtual Reality (VR) with its uses and benefits

Speaker(s):
Free

DOT Highway Projects Accidents: Who’s responsible?

Nov 1, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Nov 1, 2018 1:00pm

Identification: DRI3481

Credits: None available.

Understanding the myriad of players involved in a DOT Construction project and their distinct responsibilities when something goes wrong.

You have the owner(DOT), the engineer of record (designs project), the consultants (they oversee the project), the contractor (who builds it in compliance with bid documents) It’s common that attorneys don’t even realize that so many parties are involved and may or may not be responsible for accidents, mishaps, and defective construction.

Objectives:

  • The types of accidents, mishaps and defective construction that can occur.
  • The number of parties involved and their distinct responsibilities and accountabilities.
  • The documents (eg: daily work reports, project meeting minutes, MOT logs, rental agreements, etc….)
  • How to ask for and obtain the necessary documents.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00

Successfully Managing the Insurer/Employer Relationship

Nov 6, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Nov 6, 2018 1:00pm

Identification: DRI3491

Credits: None available.

Employers and their insurers (and other third-party vendors) typically work together in a harmonious fashion to provide a broad range of employee benefits to employees. However, there are numerous traps for the unwary in managing the employer-insurer relationship particularly with the increased regulatory and compliance demands on employers and insurers. It makes sense for the parties to spend time at the front end to properly set expectations and understand the needs of the employer. In doing so, potential conflicts around the following topics can be avoided and/or minimized at claim time.

Objectives:

  • Identify potential issues that arise in relationship between insurers/employers
  • Best practices for avoiding risk and liability
  • Litigation management tips

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00

Civil Engineering Forensic Subdisciplines - Case Studies and Technology Applications

Nov 7, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Nov 7, 2018 12:50pm

Identification: DRI8004

Credits: None available.

This exciting webinar will dive into the cutting edge world of Civil Engineering forensic subdisciplines.  Presenters will review the forensic subdisciplines and discuss specific case studies and opportunities for integrating technology when evaluating causation theories, damages, and apportionment of liability and reporting of findings. This webinar will give you the latest advantages in forensic  engineering to defeat your plaintiff's "novel" theories and misapplication of science. Do not miss the opportunity to learn from  S-E-A experts in forensic engineering.


Objectives:

  • Deeper understanding of civil engineering subdiscipline specialties
  • The role of technology in civil engineering forensic evaluations
  • The value of matching your expert with the allegations

Speaker(s):
Free

California’s Proposition 65: “The Road To Hell...”

Nov 12, 2018 12:00am

Identification: DRI8007

Credits: None available.

California’s Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (aka Proposition 65) has been a thorn in the side of virtually every industry in the country since its inception. Notionally intended to warn and protect consumers and others from “exposure to toxic chemicals,” it has instead turned into an abusive vehicle for promoting, in the words of Governor Jerry Brown, “frivolous, shakedown lawsuits” by private plaintiff bounty hunters. On August 30, 2018, a series of new Proposition 65 warning regulations went into effect which require extraordinary diligence on the part of every entity in the chain of commerce. This program discusses those changes and provides practical compliance advice.


What You Will Learn?

  • The history and background of Prop 65
  • What is required under the new warning regulations
  • How to conduct a proper Prop 65 product and exposure assessment
  • Risk Management under Prop 65

      Speaker(s):
      Standard: $50.00

      Product Defects and Technology-Driven Investigations

      Nov 13, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Nov 13, 2018 1:00pm

      Identification: DRI8005

      Credits: None available.

      This presentation will discuss the types of matters, the investigative methods employed, and the technology utilized by forensic mechanical engineers during product liability investigations. Specific case examples and practical applications will also be provided.


      Objectives:

      • The qualifications for a product defect matter and discussion of the types of product defects
      • Scope and types of mechanical product investigations
      • Investigative methods employed by mechanical engineers
      • Tools and technology utilized by mechanical engineers
      • Case examples and practical applications

      Speaker(s):
      Free
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