Mealeys Insurance Coverage Disputes Concerning Construction Defects (DEICON1003)

Venue: The Westin Chicago River North

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 27, 2003 End Date/Time: Oct 28, 2003
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Monday, October 27, 2003

8:00 Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 Introduction and Opening Remarks

Thomas Garrett, Wiley Rein & Fielding

J. Mark Lawless, Nickens Keeton Lawless Farrell & Flack

9:00 Status of Construction Defect Litigation - Setting the Stage

John Shane, Vice President General Manager Construction Claims, Zurch North America

John O'Hara, Newmeyer & Dillion

10:00 Are Construction Defects "Property Damage"?

James Duffy O'Connor, Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand

Linda Foster, Weissman Nowack Curry & Wilco

11:00 Morning Break

11:15 Does a Defect Constitute an "Occurrence"?

A Panel Discussion

Jay Graif, Meagher & Geer

Thomas Garrett, Wiley Rein & Fielding

Lee Shidlofsky, Nickens Keeton Lawless Farrell & Flack

Clifford Shapiro, Sachnoff & Weaver

12:30 Networking Luncheon

1:30 Analysis of The Business Risk Exclusions

Patrick Wielinski, Cokinos Bosien & Young

Robert Franco, Bollinger Ruberry & Garvey

2:30 Legal Obligation to Pay

Jonathan Pittman, Crowell & Moring

Stephen Mysliwiec, Piper Rudnick

3:15 Afternoon Break

3:30 The Cross-Over Between Construction Defect and Other Long Tail Claims: A Case Study on Mold and EIFS

Lee Ogburn, Kramon & Graham

Robyn Ice, Alston & Bird

4:30 Defining the Number of Occurrences and the Impact of the Number of Occurrences On the Coverage Case

Matthew Jacobs, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart

Katherine Tammaro, Tressler Soderstrom Maloney & Priess

5:30 Networking Reception

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

8:30 Continental Breakfast

9:00 Additional Insureds and Contractual Indemnity

Jill Berkeley, Schiff Hardin & Waite

Charles Spevacek, Meagher & Geer

9:45 First Party Property Claims

Lorelie Masters, Jenner & Block

John Yang, Wiley Rein & Fielding

10:45 Morning Break

11:00 Ethics Discussion: Right to Independent Counsel and Reservation of Rights: Practice and Implications

William Barker, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal

12:00 Allocation of Damages Between Covered and Non-Covered Claims

Roderick Dunne, Karbal Cohen Economou Silk & Dunne

Scott Turner, Of Counsel Anderson Kill & Olick

12:45 Adjourn


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