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.
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.
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.
presented as part of The Construction Management Association of America's (CMAA) Professional CM Course for the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) Exam.
The discussion was sponsored by the CT Bar Association Young Lawyer's Section, the Tax Section and Estates & Probate Section of the CT Bar Association and Quinnipiac University School of Law's Tax Law Society. The panel provided several perspective on the practice of tax law including:
• The Decision Process on Entering this Discipline of Law
• Challenges to Breaking into Tax Law and How to Overcome Them
• Tips on Landing an Appropriate Position
• Career Trajectories and Decision Points
• What Tax and Estate Planning Lawyers Really Do
• What the Future of Tax and Estate Planning Law Looks Like
Transactional Health Law Group co-chair Leslie J. Levinson was quoted in two Part B News articles published on January 7, 2019. The first article, "2019 Predictions: E/M doc changes, ’remote’ consult services will grow slowly in 2019,” saw Les forecast that 2019 will be a robust year for health care mergers and acquisitions. “Multiples have been healthy and all indications are that (these) phenomena will continue well into 2019,” he said. Les predicts that one area of growth to watch is behavioral health, with increasing government payment for services being a spur to investment. “The market here continues to move from what used to be more of a private-pay orientation to interest in government-funded behavioral health programs.”
Les was also quoted in the article “2018 Predictions: Some came true, some did not, some a mixed bag," which looked back on the actual outcomes of a number of predictions for 2018. Commenting on last year’s prediction that mergers and acquisitions among medical practices would be strong in 2018, Les confirmed that outlook. “2018 has been extremely active across virtually all sectors of the health care M&A space,” he said. “The physician practice area, with dermatology and opthalmology leading the way, hospice and homecare, health care IT and other data and revenue management businesses have been very active areas, with interest from both private equity and strategic-type buyers.”