Fire Law 2015: Claims And Defenses After Fires & Explosions
Total MCLE Credits: 4.5 Professional Practice
Lawsuits stemming from fires and explosions are on the rise. Every day there are new reports of fires causing injury or damages, both in residential and commercial properties, and a variety of lawsuits may stem from those fires as potential clients seek representation.
This program will familiarize attorneys with the basic principles of handling fire and explosion cases, along with the potential issues, theories and defenses typical in these cases, from both plaintiff and defense perspectives. Seasoned faculty will also highlight strategies for inspections and use of experts, including a moderated panel of experts typically utilized in these cases.
Topics to be Covered Include:
• Personal Injury, Property Damage, Wrongful Death
• Proximate Cause Issues
• Theories of Liability and Potential Parties
• Use of Experts
• Firefighters’ Suits: Plaintiff & Defendant Perspectives
Sara A. Director, Associate, Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson PC
Stephanie B. Gitnik, Partner, Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP
Rocco P. Matra, Partner, Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP
Michael P. Mezzacappa, Partner, Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP
Steve Pietropaolo, P.E., CFEI, CFII, President & CEO, LGI Forensic Engineering, P.C.
Michael W. Russo, IAAI- CFI, President, T.J. Russo Consultants, Inc.
Robert C. Sheps, Managing Attorney, Sheps Law Group P.C.
Saul Wilensky, Counsel, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
John Wolfersberger, President, Professional Claims Services
Total Credits: 4.50 | Areas of Professional Practice: 4.50
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):