May-June webinar series announced

POSTED MAY 11, 2020

USLAW has several FREE webinars scheduled in the weeks ahead. Please see below, save the date and your seat. Register today. 


Thursday, May 14 at 3 PM ET


Investigating and Defending the COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Claim

The insurance industry is already feeling the effects of COVID-19, and corporate counsel, program managers, claims representatives and brokers are all under intense pressure to develop strategies for prompt and thorough claims investigations and defense.  Join us for a discussion of best practices for claims investigations, analyses of some of the most pressing workers’ compensation compensability and benefits issues and strategies to employ when defending workers’ compensation claims.


    • Todd A. Estes, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, L.L.P., Oklahoma City, OK


    • John D. Hooks, Thorndal, Armstrong, Delk, Balkenbush & Eisinger, Las Vegas, NV


    • Albert B. Randall, Jr., Franklin & Prokopik, P.C., Baltimore, MD


    • Douglas E. Spiker, Roetzel & Andress, Cleveland, OH



Thursday, May 21 at 3 PM ET


Moving Litigation Forward: Remote Inspections During COVID-19

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. In order to temporarily circumnavigate delays in litigation, 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 and USLAW NETWORK have prepared a dynamic webinar presenting best practices to help investigators and attorneys conduct more efficient, safe, and effective remote inspections. 


    • Troy Graham, CFEI, S-E-A, Ltd., Columbus, OH


    • Jason M. Mattice, M.S., P.E., S-E-A, Ltd., Columbus, OH


    • Mark A. Solheim, Larson King, LLP, St. Paul, MN


    • Rodney L. Umberger, Williams Kastner, Seattle, WA



Tuesday, May 26 at 3 PM ET


Navigating Medicare Compliance:  Strategies and Best Practices Relating to Management and Resolution of Non-Litigated and Litigated Liability Claims 

Obligations under the Medicare Act involving a liability claim arise when the release is signed.  Compliance should not begin with the immediate involvement of a Medicare vendor. To achieve compliance, one who is negotiating a settlement must focus on the settlement terms and associated language within the release with an appreciation and understanding of the interaction of the various statutory and regulatory requirements upon the parties.   This discussion will provide a summary of the current and anticipated statutory and regulatory requirements for compliance under the Medicare Act, including summaries of recent judicial decisions, which impact the liability claim industry.  Attendees will also take away best practices to employ within a casualty program to improve claim closure rates, reduce indemnity cost, increase compliance, create a national consistent program approach and remove confusion from the claim settlement process.


    • Robert Behnke, Director of Risk Management, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., Lebanon, TN


    • Thomas S. Thornton, III, Carr Allison, Birmingham, AL



Thursday, May 28 at 3 PM ET


Great Expectations: Managing Eccentric and Difficult Plaintiffs (and Their Attorneys)

We all have handled claims and defended cases where the plaintiff has an unrealistic expectation as to certain damages, such as the nature and extent of personal injury or wage losses that lack proof. Sometimes those plaintiffs are represented by attorneys who equally have outsized and unrealistic expectations. When such expectations do not match the law or the evidence, it can be difficult to resolve such claims or to even have a meaningful discussion about such claims with the plaintiff and the attorney. Join us in a discussion of strategies for addressing claims presented by difficult plaintiffs and their attorneys, and the options we have at our disposal.


    • Christopher E. Cotter, Roetzel & Andress, Akron, OH


    • Christopher M. Cotter, Snyder Burnett Egerer, LLP, Santa Barbara, CA



Tuesday, June 2 at 3 PM ET


IT and Cyber Liability Concerns in the Age of COVID-19


    • Karen P. Randall, Connell Foley LLP, Roseland, NJ


    • Molly Arranz, SmithAmundsen LLC, Chicago, IL


    • Joseph M. Ruscak, Roetzel & Andress, Cleveland, OH


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