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'Oil In The Gulf: Litigation & Insurance Coverage' Title Of Upcoming Seminars, HB Announces

BERWYN, Pa. — Legal and insurance conference provider HB Litigation Conferences is holding both a conference and teleconference to educate attorneys and insurers on the liabilities and risks associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, HB CEO Tom Hagy announced May 6.

"With three dozen lawsuits already filed over deaths, injuries, property damage and environmental harm, attorneys and insurers are scrambling to understand the myriad nuances of this serious and complex catastrophe," Hagy said, pointing to estimates that the spill will cost insurers and reinsurers as much as $1.5 billion.

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On May 26, 2010, HB will hold a teleconference titled "Oil in the Gulf: Litigation & Insurance Coverage." Speakers will provide the facts surrounding the spill, a review of the claimants and theories of liability, a survey of pending litigation, commentary on relevant precedent, analysis of coverage claims and discussion of unique state law issues.

Featured on the teleconference will be Allan Kanner of Kanner & Whiteley in New Orleans, Christopher Kende of Cozen O'Connor in New York, Selena Linde of Dickstein Shapiro in Washington, D.C., and others.

On June 24 to 25, 2010, HB will hold a two-day conference, also called "Oil in the Gulf: Litigation & Insurance Coverage," at the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta. HB is drawing on the expertise at leading law firms to dive into the complex legal and insurance implications of this catastrophic event, including Cozen O'Connor, Dickstein Shapiro, Jenner & Block, Kanner & Whiteley, Chadbourne & Parke, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Farella, Braun & Martel, and more.

Topics at the conference will include: theories of liability, economic loss, D&O liability, pending litigation, relevant precedent, insurance coverage claims, unique state laws, personal injury lawsuits, property damage litigation, environmental impairment, business interruption, calculating damages, case management and consolidation, community impact, government involvement, the key players (including international claimants), reinsurance implications, excess insurance and policy exclusions.

HB Litigation Conferences is a nationally certified provider of continuing legal education conferences, webinars, teleconferences and multi-media products in the areas of insurance, environmental law, reinsurance, toxic torts, asbestos, construction, products and financial litigation. Tom Hagy, HB's CEO, is former editor and publisher at Mealey Publications and vice president at LexisNexis. Sharon Boothe, HB's president, was Mealey's Conferences director since its first program in 1992 through 2008.

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