Insurance Law

    • 27 Sep 2010

    Why Al Gore and the IPCC ‘Got It Wrong’ on Global Warming

    Lew Rothstein, Ph.D., principal scientist with WeatherPredict Consulting was on the faculty of “Reinsurance Outlook 2010,” a seminar produced earlier this year by HB Litigation Conferences. During a session on climate change, Rothstein talked about why the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Al Gore Jr. – recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2007 – “got it wrong”...
    • 27 Sep 2010

    Lew Rothstein of WeatherPredict on Climate Change

    Lew Rothstein, Ph.D., principal scientist with WeatherPredict Consulting, was on the faculty of “Reinsurance Outlook 2010,” a seminar produced earlier this year by HB Litigation Conferences. During a session on climate change, shared his views on our role in climate change, how to judge the credibility of scientific findings and how insurers (among many others!) need to respond to global warming. For more...
    • 27 Sep 2010

    Lew Rothstein of WeatherPredict on Sea-Level Rise

    Lew Rothstein, Ph.D., principal scientist with WeatherPredict Consulting was on the faculty of “Reinsurance Outlook 2010,” a seminar produced earlier this year by HB Litigation Conferences. During a session on climate change, he gave a primer on the causes and impact of global sea-level rise. For more information on this and other programs visit www.LitigationConferences.com . Click and hear what Rothstein...
    • 27 Sep 2010

    Michael Cohen of Renaissance Re on Climate Change-Related Legislative Challenges & Proposals

    Michael Cohen, Vice President, Government Affairs, Renaissance Reinsurance, was on the faculty of the Reinsurance Outlook 2010 seminar produced earlier this year by HB Litigation Conferences. During a session on climate change, Cohen shared his insights into the political challenges and hurdles that stand in front of climate change initiatives. Cohen referred to the 2007 book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb titled “The...
    • 1 Sep 2010

    Kevan Hirsh Of Kaplin Stewart On E-Discovery In Bad Faith Claims

    Kevan F. Hirsch has developed expertise in defending bad faith claims against carriers, and regularly represents two insurance groups in actions brought directly against the companies in this region. He has represented insurers and insured in complex commercial lines coverage actions and financial disputes relating to sophisticated insurance products. In this clip, Hirsh talks about the risks of not taking appropriate...
    • 21 Jun 2010

    Weekly LexisNexis Video News Update - June 21, 2010

    Among the stories on this video edition of LexisNexis Legal News, investors of BP on June 8th filed a securities fraud class action against the company on behalf of shareholders worldwide, alleging the company misrepresented the safety of its Gulf of Mexico oil-drilling operations, and a key Chinese drywall manufacturer that had a default judgment entered against it in May finally appeared in court, only to serve...
    • 9 Jun 2010

    Ryan of Krupnick Campbell on Chinese Drywall Remediation

    (Please visit the site to view this video) Michael Ryan of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman & McKee spoke on remediation protocols during HB Litigation Conferences' recent conference on Chinese drywall litigation and insurance coverage. Ryan represents plaintiffs in this complex litigation and once again delivered a candid and colorful presentation for those in attendance. Information about...
    • 7 Jun 2010

    Conrod of Kaufman & Canoles on 'Legally Obligated' Chinese Drywall Insurance Case

    (Please visit the site to view this video) From the insurance coverage disputes arising from the Chinese drywall litigation came a ruling by Judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the U.S. District Court in Norfolk, Va. recognizing that remediation costs are not covered absent a legal obligation but, for now, declining to rule on the issue of whether a suit or judgment against the insured is required (Builders Mutual Insurance...
    • 4 Jun 2010

    Gaffrey on Benzene Litigation

    (Please visit the site to view this video) Benzene litigation has not become the proverbial next asbestos as some predicted. What has it become? Click and listen to what Marc S. Gaffrey had to say on the subject. Marc is a partner with Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas in New Brunswick, N.J. This clip was produced by HB Litigation Conferences. More at www.LitigationConferences.com .
    • 4 Jun 2010

    Gaffrey on Mold Litigation

    (Please visit the site to view this video) Mold litigation was another would-be asbestos. Where is that litigation today? Click and listen to what Marc S. Gaffrey had to say on the subject. Marc is a partner with Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas in New Brunswick, N.J. This clip was produced by HB Litigation Conferences. More at www.LitigationConferences.com .
    • 4 Jun 2010

    Kazan on Global Mesothelioma

    (Please visit the site to view this video) What is being done about mesothelioma around the world? Steve Kazan of Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley shared his views earlier this month in a clip produced by HB Litigation Conferences. More at www.LitigationConferences.com .
    • 31 May 2010

    Kazan on Asbestos Usage in the U.S.

    (Please visit the site to view this video) Is anything new being done about the continued use of asbestos in the United States? Steve Kazan of Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley shared his views earlier this month in a clip produced by HB Litigation Conferences. More at www.LitigationConferences.com .
    • 31 May 2010

    Pietrykowski on Asbestos Equipment Defendants

    (Please visit the site to view this video) What is the status of asbestos litigation brought against equipment manufacturers? Hear what Gordon & Rees partner Michael Pietrykowski had to say earlier this month in a clip produced by HB Litigation Conferences. More at www.LitigationConferences.com .
    • 31 May 2010

    Gaffrey on Asbestos Equipment Defendants

    (Please visit the site to view this video) How has the involvement of equipment makers changed the character of asbestos litigation? Click and listen to what Marc S. Gaffrey had to say on the subject. Marc is a partner with Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas in New Brunswick, N.J. This clip was produced by HB Litigation Conferences. More at www.LitigationConferences.com .
    • 23 May 2010

    Pietrykowski on Asbestos Case Removal Part 1

    (Please visit the site to view this video) What might we see in the area of asbestos case removal? Will we see more of this activity? How will federal courts deal with the issue? Hear what Gordon & Rees partner Michael Pietrykowski had to say earlier this month in a clip produced by HB Litigation Conferences. More at www.LitigationConferences.com .
    • 23 May 2010

    Pietrykowski on Asbestos Case Removal Part 2

    (Please visit the site to view this video) What about claims that asbestos defendants use the removal process to stall litigation? Hear what Gordon & Rees partner Michael Pietrykowski had to say earlier this month in a clip produced by HB Litigation Conferences. More at www.LitigationConferences.com .
    • 22 May 2010

    Kazan on Changes in Asbestos

    (Please visit the site to view this video) How has the development of asbestos disease and the resulting litigation changed since the 1970s? Steve Kazan of Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley shared his views earlier this month in a clip produced by HB Litigation Conferences. More at www.LitigationConferences.com .
    • 22 May 2010

    Gaffrey on the “Next Asbestos”

    (Please visit the site to view this video) So benzene isn’t. Mold isn’t. So what is the proverbial “next asbestos”? Click and listen to what Marc S. Gaffrey had to say on the subject. Marc is a partner with Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas in New Brunswick, N.J. This clip was produced by HB Litigation Conferences. More at www.LitigationConferences.com .
    • 14 May 2010

    Goldstein on eDiscovery in Reinsurance Arbitration Part 1

    (Please visit the site to view this video) Do the new e-discovery rules in civil procedure impact reinsurance arbitrations? See how Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass partner Michael H. Goldstein answers that question in this clip, produced by HB Litigation Conferences.
    • 13 May 2010

    Goldstein on eDiscovery in Reinsurance Arbitration Part 2

    (Please visit the site to view this video) Does relying on civil e-discovery rules make arbitration more expensive? See how Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass partner Michael H. Goldstein answers that question in this clip, produced by HB Litigation Conferences.
    • 13 May 2010

    Goldstein on eDiscovery in Reinsurance Arbitration Part 3

    (Please visit the site to view this video) Don't the civil e-discovery rules have an upside in reinsurance arbitrations? See how Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass partner Michael H. Goldstein answers that question in this clip, produced by HB Litigation Conferences.
    • 11 May 2010

    Goldstein on eDiscovery in Reinsurance Arbitration Part 4

    (Please visit the site to view this video) Isn't the evidence gathered in deep e-discovery valuable in reinsurance arbitration? See how Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass partner Michael H. Goldstein answers that question in this clip, produced by HB Litigation Conferences.
    • 10 May 2010

    Goldstein on eDiscovery in Reinsurance Arbitration Part 5

    (Please visit the site to view this video) Are overreaching e-discovery demands a tactic that arbitrators need to manage? See how Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass partner Michael H. Goldstein answers that question in this clip, produced by HB Litigation Conferences.
    • 3 May 2010

    Katz on Builders Risk Insurance – Part 1

    (Please visit the site to view this video) Mark Katz is a partner with Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass in New York. He shared his views with HB on builders risk insurance issues, including basic coverage concepts, delay in completion coverage, measuring the delay, and more. See and hear what he had to say this clip, the first of four. Video by HB Litigation Conferences LLC. More at http://www.litigationconferences...
    • 3 May 2010

    Katz on Builders Risk Insurance – Part 2

    (Please visit the site to view this video) Mark Katz is a partner with Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass in New York.He shared his views with HB on builders risk insurance issues, including basic coverage concepts, delay in completion coverage, measuring the delay, and more. See and hear what he had to say this clip, the second of four. Video by HB Litigation Conferences LLC. More at http://www.litigationconferences...