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2010 AEGIS Claims Seminar and Roundtables

We also hope you'll join us for the 2010 AEGIS Claims Seminar which will be held October 25 to October 27 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

The 2008 Seminar drew a record audience of 200 claims and litigation professionals from around the country who gathered to learn and share their experiences. Once again, we will focus on the important issues facing AEGIS members in the defense of their claims, including electric and gas case studies as well as other topics of interest to claims professionals and litigators for the utility industry. The seminar will be eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits.

Additional details about the Claims Seminar will be posted on the website as they become available and registration will open in August. For more information, please contact Brian Ekdahl by e-mail or by phone at 201.508.2643.

There are also three more Claims Roundtables scheduled for May and June.

The next topic in the series is "Automobile/Truck Fleet Accidents" which will focus on issues associated with policyholder automobile/truck fleet accidents, including initial response to accidents, accident reconstruction, biomechanics, and the medical causation of both low- and high-impact collisions. This roundtable will be held in New Orleans on May 20.

The final topic in the 2010 series is "Employment Practices Liability". This seminar addresses the challenges employers will face in complying with new employment laws as well as a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision expanding the scope of Title VII's anti-retaliation protection. Panelists will discuss how effective loss control measures, such as anti-discrimination training programs and whistleblower and in-house complaint procedures, can greatly reduce the number of employment law claims and provide a strong defense when lawsuits are filed. The economic downturn is requiring many companies to make smaller budgets go further. This includes restructurings and downsizings as well as creative means to cope with budget deficits, such as work furloughs. Speakers will discuss how to implement these measures without running afoul of state and federal laws. This roundtable will be held in Columbus on June 10 and East Rutherford on June 24.