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EIL160226 Getting to Less: Strategies for Reducing Discovery in Insurance Coverage Litigation CLE
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Discovery is time-consuming and expensive. This symposium will begin by looking at some of the many strategies for reducing and streamlining discovery that have been adopted by practice rules in federal and state courts or by judicial order in specific cases. Then panel presentations and breakout groups will consider the benefits and dangers of applying those strategies to reduce discovery in specific types of insurance coverage cases.

2/26/2016
When: Friday, February 26, 2016
1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Davis Courtroom, Starr Hall, University of Connecticut Law School
55 Elizabeth St
Hartford, Connecticut  06105
United States
Contact: Member Service Center
(860)223-4400
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Presented by:
The Connecticut Bar Association Insurance Law Section and The Insurance Law Center, University of Connecticut School of Law

Seminar Code: EIL160226

CLE Credit: 3.0 Hours

About the program:
Discovery is time-consuming and expensive.  This symposium will begin by looking at some of the many strategies for reducing and streamlining discovery that have been adopted by practice rules in federal and state courts, or by judicial order in specific cases.  Panel presentations and breakout groups will consider the benefits and dangers of applying those strategies to reduce discovery in specific types of insurance coverage cases.  

Who Should Attend:
Both the new lawyer and experienced litigator will benefit from this symposium

You will learn:

  • About various efforts to streamline discovery in civil litigation generally, and in specialties other than insurance coverage
  • About the recommendations of the Committee on Discovery and Expedited Litigation
  • How reducing discovery might work for specific coverage issues

Program Chairs:

Marilyn Fagelson, Murtha Cullina LLP, New Haven

Regen O'Malley, Gordon & Rees LLP, Glastonbury  

Speakers:

Hon. William Bright, Connecticut Superior Court, Tolland Judicial District

Hon. Charles Lee, Connecticut Superior Court, Ansonia-Milford Judicial District

Elizabeth Ahlstrand, Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP, West Hartford

Bethany Barrese, Saxe Doernberger & Vita PC, Hamden

Assaf Ben-Atar, Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport

Bruce Bennett, McGivney & Kluger PC, Brookfield

Marilyn Fagelson, Murtha Cullina LLP, New Haven

Melissa Federico, Murtha Cullina LLP, Hartford

David G. Jordan, Saxe Doernberger & Vita PC, Hamden

Peter Kochenburger, Executive Director, Insurance Law LLM Program; Deputy Director, Insurance Law Center, Hartford

Michael McCormack, O'Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss PC, Wethersfield

Leslie Gold McPadden, Leslie Gold McPadden, Counselor at Law LLC, Hamden

John C. Pitblado, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, Hartford

Matthew J. Shiroma, Day Pitney LLP, Hartford

Robin Taylor Symons, Gordon & Rees LLP, Miami

Program Agenda:
1:30 - Welcome: Peter Kochenburger, Executive Director, Insurance Law LLM Program; Deputy Director, Insurance Law Center

1:35 - Panel 1
Peter Kochenburger - Moderator
Hon. William Bright, Connecticut Superior Court - Report on Work of Committee on Discovery and Expedited Litigation
David G. Jordan, Saxe Doernberger & Vita PC, and Michael McCormack, O'Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss PC – The new Federal Rules and other discovery strategies around the country

2:35 - Break

2:50 - Panel 2
Hon. Charles Lee
, Connecticut Superior Court - Moderator
Elizabeth Ahlstrand, Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP - Superstorm Sandy cases
Robin Taylor Symons, Gordon & Rees LLP - Florida and other states' rules limiting discovery in bad faith cases
Marilyn Fagelson, Murtha Cullina LLP - ABA Manual for Complex Insurance Coverage Litigation

3:50 - Break

4:00 - Breakout Groups
1-General Liability
    Bethany Barrese,
Saxe Doernberger & Vita, PC
    Bruce Bennett,
McGivney & Kluger PC
2-Property
   Assaf Ben-Atar,
Pullman & Comley LLC
3-D&O and E&O
   John C. Pitblado,
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
   Melissa Federico,
Murtha Cullina LLP
4-Personal Lines (Auto and Homeowners)
   Leslie McPadden,
Biller Sachs Raio & Zito
   Matthew J. Shiroma,
Day Pitney LLP

4:45 - Report of Each Breakout Group: Moderated by Regen O'Malley,
Gordon & Rees LLP

5:00-6:00 - Networking Event


Cost: Includes snack breaks and a post-program reception, with one complimentary wine or beer
          CBA Member - $80
          Non-Member -  $175
          Law/Paralegal Student -  FREE

*If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the Law School at 860-570-5130 or via email at access@law.uconn.edu.

Materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be prepared. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been received.

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request.