Mealeys Bad Faith Conference (BADCON0904)

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 27, 2004 End Date/Time: Sep 28, 2004
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Monday, September 27, 2004

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 Introduction and Opening Remarks

John Bennett, Bullivant Houser Bailey

Frank Darras, Shernoff Bidart & Darras

9:00 Campbell Update – How Will the Courts Handle the Punitive Damages Claims Currently On the Docket?

L. Rich Humpherys, The Law Offices of Christensen & Jensen

Douglas Dunham, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

10:00 Morning Break

10:15 Effective Use of Experts In a Bad Faith Case

Jerret Sale, Bullivant Houser Bailey

Professor Stephen Prater, Santa Clara University School of Law

11:15 Preparing Your Witnesses: A Plaintiff and Defense Approach To Getting Your Witnesses Ready For a Bad Faith Trial

Frank Darras, Shernoff Bidart & Darras

Christopher Martin, Martin Disiere Jefferson & Wisdom

William Kobokovich, Vice President, St. Paul Travelers Companies, Inc.

12:15 Keynote Luncheon

Jo-Ellan Dimitris, PhD, President, Dimitris &Associates LLC

1:30 Does the Case Go To the Jury? Advice On Defending Or Prosecuting a Summary Judgment Motion In a Bad Faith Case

Bonny Rafel, Bonny Rafel LLC

William Barker, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal

Hon. Mark Bernstein, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

2:15 Duty To Defend

Philip Maxwell, Longley & Maxwell

Douglas Christian, Meagher & Geer

3:00 Afternoon Break

3:15 Trying a Bad Faith Case

Larry Ottaway, Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom

David Graeven, PhD, President, Trial Behavior Consulting

4:45 Post-Trial Motions and Protecting the Verdict

Speakers to be announced

5:30 Networking Reception

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

8:30 Continental Breakfast

9:00 Ethics Session

Susan Popik, Chapman, Popik & White

10:00 Coffee Break

10:15 Hot Topics

Thomas Brown, Hecker Brown Sherry and Johnson (Mold & Fire)

Linda Lawson, Meserve Mumper & Hughes (Life issues)

George Parker Young, Law Offices of George Parker Young (HMO)

Bryan Bolton, Funk & Bolton (Disability)

12:15 Adjourn