2019 Webinars

Jan 1, 2019 ‐ Dec 31, 2019



Sessions

How to Evaluate & Improve Your E-Discovery Process

Jan 16, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Jan 16, 2019 1:00pm

Identification: DRI8008

With new privacy requirements (i.e. GDPR, California Privacy Laws) and the growing amount of places and data to review, defense attorneys are facing new obstacles in effectively evaluating and producing documents without private data in their cases. To help alleviate these emerging concerns, attorneys must look into new ways to streamline their e-discovery processes that will get them the data necessary to quickly assess their cases and make try or settle decisions earlier. Watch this upcoming webinar and learn a few key universal principles that will help your legal department evaluate and take steps to improve your e-discovery processes today.


Objectives:

Learn from three e-discovery practitioners about how they have assessed and mended gaps in their e-discovery processes, including:

  • Tips and tools for evaluating your own e-discovery process
  • How to get buy-in across departments for real change
  • Learn more about what mature e-discovery operations look like

Speaker(s):
Tags: E-Discovery
Free

Welcome to the New Normal: Synthetic Drugs of Abuse

Feb 13, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Feb 13, 2019 1:00pm

Identification: DRI3475

Law enforcement officers and first responders across the country face serious challenges as they interact with suspects and patients under the influence of illegal drugs. Those challenges have increased in recent years as the proliferation of synthetic drug abuse abounds. These drugs have enhanced side effects and rarely show up on standard drug screenings. This webinar will present a general overview of synthetic drugs of abuse as well as some case-based discussion. We will also discuss limitations of drug testing and predictions for what is to come regarding illicit drug use. We will also discuss best practices for attorneys defending excessive force, false arrest, and malicious prosecution cases (among others) involving plaintiffs under the influence of these types of drugs.

Objectives:

  • Review of current synthetic drugs of abuse
  • Be able to recognize different signs and symptoms to specific drugs
  • Best practices for discovery and preservation of evidence in civil rights cases involving synthetic drugs of abuse
  • Common legal issues in defending civil rights cases involving these drugs

    Speaker(s):
    Standard: $50.00

    Hot Topics in Disability Litigation: New Regs and Old Problems

    Mar 7, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Mar 7, 2019 1:00pm

    Identification: DRI3502

    Experienced outside counsel will share their insights on the latest case law and regulatory trends for both individual and ERISA-governed disability litigation. As we enter a full year under the new regulatory regime, what are the pressure points for claims professionals and litigation counsel? What are the most interesting disability decision of the past year? How do these trends and regulatory changes translate to your litigation practice? This hour-long webinar will give you a valuable perspective on these issues, from the comfort of your desk or conference room.

    Objectives:

    • What are the most important trends in recent disability case law?
    • How are the new ERISA regulations playing out one year in?
    • What can we expect for 2019 in the disability litigation arena?

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

    Challenging Plaintiff’s Use of Federal Regulations to Bolster Negligence Claims

    Mar 13, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Mar 13, 2019 1:00pm

    Identification: DRI3501

    This “Lunch and Learn” webinar will provide an in-depth look at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (“FMCSRs”) relating to driver qualification, hours of service, and equipment maintenance and will address how such regulations are used by plaintiffs to establish “safety rules” that bolster their negligence claims. Attendees will also learn about recent court decisions analyzing the extent to which an alleged violation of the FMCSRs by a motor carrier or driver can support a plaintiff’s negligence claims and will take away practical pointers on how to best combat a plaintiff’s use of such regulations.

    Objectives:

    • The FMCSRs often used by plaintiff’s counsel to establish “safety rules” used to support their reptile arguments
    • Recent court decisions analyzing the extent to which a driver’s and/or motor carrier’s violation of FMCSRs supports a plaintiff’s negligence claims
    • Practical pointers on how to best combat a plaintiff’s use of a driver’s and/or motor carrier’s violation of FMCSRs to support negligence claims.

    Speaker(s):
    Tags: Trucking Law
    Standard: $50.00

    2019 Product Liability Caselaw Update

    Mar 14, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Mar 14, 2019 1:00pm

    Identification: DRI3497

    For the first time ever, the Product Liability Caselaw update is being provided as an included webinar to all registered attendees of the 2019 DRI Product Liability Conference, as well as being available for non-registrants. Learn about the latest developments in Product Liability law across the Circuits and how those could impact your practice.

    Objectives:

    • Product Liability attorneys
    • In-house counsel and national coordinating counsel
    • Those interested in understanding national trends impacting product liability litigation

    Speaker(s):
    Standard: $50.00

    CCPA Basics: Five Critical Questions Answered

    Mar 20, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Mar 20, 2019 1:00pm

    Identification: DRI8017

    This program will address five key questions organizations should be considering if they are doing business in California; have employees in California; or merely collect information about California residents. Topics covered will include CCPA applicability; key terms and personal information practices governed by the CCPA; CCPA obligations and prohibitions; actions organizations should already be taking to prepare to meet their obligations; and penalties and risks for CCPA non-compliance.

    Objectives:

    • Who has to Comply with the CCPA?
    • What Types of Personal Information and Personal Information Practices are Covered by the CCPA?
    • What Actions Must Organizations Take and Refrain from Taking under the CCPA?
    • What Should My Organization be Doing Now to Prepare to Meet Its Obligations under the CCPA?
    • What are the Penalties for Non-Compliance with the CCPA?

    Speaker(s):
    Free

    Fighting the Culture of Silence in the Face of Tragedy & Controversy

    Mar 27, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Mar 27, 2019 1:15pm

    Identification: DRI3498

    In a political environment where people draw barriers between work and life, our failure to speak on “external” issues will inevitably lead us to be silent, despite a talent force that expects diversity and corporate social responsibility. In the session, our speaker will address why we must speak up on issues that affect those in our organizations and conflict with our stated values and commitment to diversity, and how to do so effectively to advance diversity and inclusion.

    Objectives:

    • The intersection between inclusion, belonging and giving visibility to so-called external events and tragedies;
    • Effective processes to create a culture of leaning in to difficult conversations on diversity & inclusion;
    • How approaching external issues and controversies impacts creating high performing teams and the overall Diversity and Inclusion strategy of an organization.

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

    Hot Topics in Public Utility Litigation

    Mar 28, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Mar 28, 2019 1:00pm

    Identification: DRI3495

    This webinar will explore some of the most pressing litigation issues facing Public Utilities today. Attendees will hear from seasoned litigators regarding the trespassing/attractive nuisance and post-OSHA toxic tort cases that Public Utilities are currently facing. The discussion will include how these cases are evolving, key discovery and strategic considerations Public Utilities and their outside counsel must make, and best practices for managing these types of risk. Further, you will hear directly from in-house litigators at Public Utilities on how they view litigation risk and costs and how their outside counsel can become better partners with Public Utilities to control costs and manage risk.

    Objectives:

    • The types of trespassing/attractive nuisance cases Utilities are facing; Legal issues relative to attractive nuisance cases; and Successful strategies and practical considerations for litigating and preventing future attractive nuisance claims.
    • What are the biggest cost drivers in Public Utility Litigation; Challenges faced in Keeping Costs Controlled in Public Utility Litigation; and Successful strategies and practical considerations for control of costs in Public Utility Litigation.
    • What is a “late” or post-OSHA exposure asbestos case?; How are post-OSHA asbestos exposure cases different from more common asbestos litigation facing Utilities?; and Successful Strategies and practical considerations for defending post-OSHA exposure cases.

    Speaker(s):
    Standard: $50.00

    Avoiding Preemption under Mensing and Defeating Forum Shopping in Drug and Medical Device Litigation

    Apr 16, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Apr 16, 2019 1:00pm

    Identification: DRI3482

    Motions to dismiss are a common vehicle to challenge the propriety of new lawsuits in drug and medical device cases. In new cases involving generic drugs, a motion to dismiss based on preemption is the typical response, but plaintiffs have been looking for ways around the effects of Mensing. And in cases involving multiple plaintiffs, motions on venue and joinder grounds are typically filed, although the laws of the various jurisdictions present challenges to these efforts. With an ever shifting tide, it is important to stay current on these topics. Register now to learn from top attorneys about the latest developments and the successes of these defenses.

    Objectives:

    • Post-Mensing Efforts by Plaintiffs to Avoid Preemption
    • Venue and Joinder Challenges in Multi-Plaintiff Drug and Medical Device Cases

    Speaker(s):
    Standard: $50.00

    The Reverse Reptile: Turning the Table on Plaintiff’s Counsel

    Apr 24, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Apr 24, 2019 1:30pm

    Identification: DRI3499

    Since 2009, Don Keenan and David Ball, the Reptile founders, claim to have generated $7.7 Billion in settlements and verdicts. While that figure is staggering, it is very important to know that several well-prepared defendants have crushed the Reptile attack in several areas of litigation. These defendants and their attorneys have adopted their own “anti-Reptile” tactics that have been highly effective in discovery and trial. On the 10-year anniversary of the plaintiff’s Reptile Revolution, with no end in sight and their membership bursting at the seams, it is vital for the defense bar understand the past and plan for the next 10 years of Reptile maneuvers. Key individuals and entities have empirically studied the evolving Reptile methodology and have tracked and defeated newer Reptile tactics. Disseminating this information, as well as newest “anti-Reptile” tactics across the defense bar is essential to future success. The newest of these tactics is called the “Reverse Reptile,” in which defense counsel can turn the tables on the plaintiff, experts, or other parties in a case.

    Objectives:

    • Breakdown of Recent Reptile Wins
    • New Reptile Discovery Tactics
    • Defense Use of Reptile Tactics
    • Updated Reptile Tactics

    Speaker(s):
    Standard: $180.00
    Members: $150.00
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