Jun 24

New York Tort Reform: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

06/24/16 8:30am to 12:30pm

      *** Approved for 4 CE and CLE Credits in NY and CT!***

June 24, 2016
8:30am to 12:30pm

UCONN- Stamford Campus
One University Place
Stamford, CT 06901                   

Current Chapter Member- $35
Non-CPCU Member- $40

Please join us Friday, June 24th, 2016 at the University of Connecticut's Stamford campus, as the Westchester Fairfield Hudson CPCU Chapter presents a panel discussion with industry experts advocating what tort laws should be changed from a defense perspective, and what laws should be changed from a plaintiff/policyholder perspective.  Experts will also discuss the most controversial area of NY Tort law, the NY Labor Law, and will focus on Section 240 and its' absolute mandate.  
Tort reform is an attempt to create fairness in personal injury litigation.  Like beauty, what is fair is in the eye of the beholder.  The first part of the seminar will focus on the defendant's perspective of fairness under current New York law, and advocate potential changes.  The second part of this seminar will focus on the plaintiff's or policyholder's perspective and advocate potential changes.  The third part of this seminar will focus on NY Labor Law, which from a defendant's perspective is ugly.
We hope to see you at this informative seminar, as this complex topic is important to every insurance professional!

Breakfast will be offered, and we hope you make use of the opportunity to network with your peers!
Speakers / Panel:

  • Moderator:  Ed Kennelly, Westchester Chapter President and attorney at Wood Smith Henning & Berman
  • Speaker (Part 1):  Tom Stebbins, Executive Director of The Lawsuit Alliance of New York
  • Speaker (Part 2): Josh Gold, Partner at Anderson Kill
  • Speaker (Part 3): Tracy Abatemarco, Partner at Wood Smith Henning & Berman
  • Speaker (Part 3): Doreen Munzenberger, Complex Director at AIG Claims



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