Mealeys Insurance Coverage Disputes Concerning Construction Defects (DEICON)

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 17, 2005 End Date/Time: Oct 18, 2005
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Conference Chaired by

Linda B. Foster, Esq., Weissman, Nowack, Curry
& Wilco, P.C., Atlanta

Patrick J. Wielinski, Esq., Cokinos Bosien & Young,
Arlington, TX

Registration Fee

The registration fee includes continental breakfast each day, one luncheon, attendance at all conference sessions, a copy of the conference handbook on CD, networking reception, and coffee breaks. The registration fee is $1095 for the first attendee.

How to Register

Fax is the best way to enroll, allowing us to attend to your registration immediately. Please fax this form to (610)768-0880, call 1-800-MEALEYS, (610)768-7800, e-mail or mail this form with payment to Mealey Publications™, P.O. Box 62090, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0230. Receipt of payment guarantees your registration.

Special Discounts*

• Early-Bird registration — by 8/8/05 $300 off — $795

• Corporate Discount — $200 off — $895

• Additional registrants from the same firm or company — $150 off — $945

• Government employees — one-third off — $730

• Sitting judges — attend free

• Paralegals — two-thirds off — $365

* Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Special Needs

Should you have any special needs, please contact Mealey’s at least three weeks prior to the conference, to allow us time to make reasonable accommodations.

Cancellation Policy

Registrants who cancel on or before October 3rd will receive a full refund. Registrants canceling from October 4th-9th will receive a full credit towards another Mealey’s conference. Cancellations made after October 10th will be subject to a 25% administrative fee; the remaining amount will be credited towards another Mealey’s conference. Credits must be used within one year of the date of issuance. Attendees who are paid in full and do not attend the conference forfeit a refund or a credit voucher. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Hotel Accommodations

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is located at 921 Canal Street, just 30 minutes from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 504-524-1331. When making reservations, indicate that you are attending Mealey’s Insurance Disputes Concerning Construction Defects Conference, October 17-18, 2005. A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at a rate of $249 a night for a single or double room. The cut-off date for this rate is September 26th. After that date, this rate will be offered based on space availability. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms in our room block so make your reservations early.

For alternative hotels and rates, please call us at (610) 768-7800.

Conference on Audiotape

If you cannot attend this conference, take advantage of our new audiotape conference service. For more information call 1-800-MEALEYS or e-mail

CLE Credit

Credits will be available from all states with mandatory requirements. For more information visit and click on ‘CLE Credit’, or call 1-800-MEALEYS.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please call 1-800-MEALEYS for more information on exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

Speakers, sessions and times may be subject to last-minute changes.

Monday, October 17, 2005

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Linda Foster, Weissman Nowack Curry & Wilco

Patrick Wielinski, Cokinos Bosien & Young

9:15 Property Damage & Occurrence

Lee Ogburn, Kramon & Graham

Lee Shidlofsky, Nickens Keeton Lawless Farrell & Flack

James Duffy O’Connor, Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand

Linda Foster, Weissman Nowack Curry & Wilco

10:30 Morning Break

10:45 Business Risk Exclusions

Steven Caley, Weissman Nowack Curry & Wilco

Clifford Shapiro, Sachnoff & Weaver

12:00 Networking Luncheon

1:00 Right to Repair Laws: Analysis of What They are
and What They Have Done

Stephen Mysliwiec, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US

1:45 Wrap-Up Insurance Programs: An Innovative Approach

Tracy Saxe, Saxe Doernberger & Vita

Mary Borja, Wiley Rein & Fielding

Kevin King, Corporate Claim Manager, Turner Construction Company

James Conroy, Wrap-Up Manager and Construction Specialist National Market Underwriting, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company*

3:00 Afternoon Break

3:15 Interaction Between CGL and Surety

Patrick Wielinski, Cokinos Bosien & Young

4:00 Additional Insured Issues

Philip Hecht, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham

Kevin Mulholland, Senior Account Executive, Construction, Zurich•North America*

Ruth Kochenderfer, Hunton & Williams

5:15 Networking Reception

Sponsored by JAMS

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

8:30 Continental Breakfast

9:00 Mediation and Construction Defect Coverage Issues

Ronald Kammer, Hinshaw & Culbertson

Robert Thavis, Leonard Street & Deinard

Alexander Polsky, Mediatior, Arbitrator & Referee, JAMS

10:00 Morning Break

10:15 Allocation and Number of Occurrences

Stephen Kelley, Kelley, Casey & Moyer

Ernest Summers, Howrey

11:15 Ethics – Defense Counsel in Mediation – The Most Uncomfortable Person in the Room

Ronald Mallen, Hinshaw & Culbertson*

* invited