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Sponsored by the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section (TICL) and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Live Program & Webcast - This program was originally scheduled for October 17
1 Elk Street 
Albany, NY 12207 

7.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Skills; 4.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics

NYSBA Members: $175 | Non-member: $275
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section: $150

Learn more about Construction Site Accident Claims & Litigation

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Please note: Due to a scheduling conflict, at the Albany location, the second topic of "Privilege, Ethics and the Construction Site Lawsuit" and the last topic of "Tips from the Masters-Best Practices for Handling the Construction Site Case in New York" have been switched.

Program Description
Litigating construction site accidents can be daunting without knowing the right techniques. In this program, respected litigators demonstrate effective trial techniques while updating you on the latest statutory and case law changes. Get practical tips from seasoned attorneys on investigations, depositions, and motions for summary judgment, and learn the dynamics of the carrier/defendant relationship. New and experienced practitioners alike will benefit from this seminar’s coverage of all the major aspects of a labor law trial.

Who Should Attend
Personal injury attorneys, both plaintiff and defense; liability insurance carrier’s in-house counsel; workers’ compensation attorneys; municipal attorneys; attorneys for construction companies, general contractors and sub-contractors.

• An Overview and Update on the Labor Law Statute
• Privilege, Ethics and the Construction Site Lawsuit
• The Effect and Interplay of Workers Compensation
• Handling Discovery in the Lawsuit
• Insured Coverage Issues and the Construction Accident 
• New Laws Impacting the Construction Industry in New York
• Tips from The Masters-Best Practices for Handling the Construction Site Case in New York

Overall Planning Co-Chairs:
Joanna M. Roberto, Esq. | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP
Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Esq. | Island Companies

Christine Hanlon, Esq. | Law Offices of Tromello & Fishman | Tarrytown
Timothy Higgins, Esq. | Lemire and Higgins, LLC | Malta
Scott D. Middleton, Esq. | Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP | Ronkonkoma
Mackenzie Monaco, Esq. | Carter Conboy | Albany
Joseph T. Perkins, Esq. | Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin | Troy



Thursday, January 30, 2020
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Sutton Center, 2nd Floor




Thursday, January 30, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Sutton North

Register for the 2020 Annual Meeting Here or Download the Registration Form Here.


TICL Law School for Insurance Professionals

Recorded November 7, 2018 - Albany, NY

The 2018 Law School for Insurance Professionals was only held in Albany this year.  The Program was recorded and is available for purchase.

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This program does not carry MCLE or CE credit.

Topics and Speakers:

Additional Insured Coverage: Shifting The Risk With Contracts And Endorsements
Speaker: Laurie A. Vahey, Esq., Vahey Muldoon Reston Getz LLP (Rochester, NY)

Dealing With Data Breach, Business Interruption and Privacy Claims
Speaker: Eileen E. Buholtz, Esq., Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC (Rochester, NY)

Claims Investigation: When, Why and How Should You? Before and after litigation; impact of covered and uncovered claims
Speaker: Paul J. Callahan, Esq., Brown & Kelly, LLP (Buffalo, NY)

Auto: Impact of Court of Appeals Decision in Rodriguez v. City of New York - Who is responsible and how to handle Uber/Lyft and personal auto policy claims
Speaker: Alyssa Jordan Pantzer, Esq., Ryan & Conlon, LLP (New York, NY) 

Primary vs. Excess Insurers: Friends or Foes? 
Speaker: Thomas Cunningham, Esq., Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf & Cunningham LLC (Buffalo, NY)

Workers Compensation: Compensability Issues Arising Out Of MVAs
Speaker: John H. Snyder, Esq., Gitto & Niefer LLP (New Hartford, NY)

Recovery and Reimbursement: How Do I Do That?  Interaction between GOL 5-335, Statutory Liens, Medicare/Medicaid, Erisa, Health/Disability claims for reimbursement and which are recoverable and which are not in the third party action and why it is important in determining  claim valuations.
Speaker: Dirk Marschhausen, Esq., Marschhausen & Fitzpatrick PC (Hicksville, NY)

Cost: $120 per person
10% discount for TICL Section members and NYIA members ($108) each).  TICL member discount will be applied automatically; NYIA discount with coupon code which is available from NYIA staff.

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Welcome! The Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association is pleased to welcome Section members and visitors. Among the resources available for Section members on this site are Section publications and access to the TICL Section's private online professional community. Section members receive the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Journal  and the Construction & Surety Law Division's newsletter, Deconstruction, as a benefit of membership.

Meet the Chair:  

Jim O'Connor

James P. O'Connor, Esq. (View profile)
Maroney O'Connor LLP | New York, NY 

Current Officers
CHAIR:  James P. O'Connor, Esq., Maroney O'Connor LLP (New York)

VICE-CHAIR:  Lori E. Petrone, Esq., Kenney Shelton Liptak Novak LLP (Buffalo)
SECRETARY: Michael P. O'Brien, Esq., O'Brien Law Firm, PLLC (New York)
TREASURER:  Brendan Francis Baynes, Esq., The Baynes Law Firm PLLC (Ravena)

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