Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
The American Bar Association's Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section's Disaster Initiative will put on a program on the Deepwater Horizon disaster and other disasters caused by negligence at the ABA's mid-year meeting in New Orleans on February 3, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Entitled "BP and Beyond: Litigation and Claims Following Mass Disaster," the panel includes Allan Kanner, Kanner & Whiteley, L.L.C., New Orleans, LA, as moderator and features Professor Francis McGovern, Duke University, Honorable Lee Rosenthal, United States District Court, Houston, TX, and Theodore R. Henke, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The OIL Group of Companies, Hamilton, Bermuda. This program will discuss litigation and claims arising out of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil spill resulted from an explosion that killed eleven men and injured several more. The after-effects of the spill were extensive and resulted in significant litigation as well as the creation of a compensation fund, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, that is funded by BP and administered by Kenneth Feinberg. This panel will address the claims administration process and litigation arising from the spill, including a look at insurance coverage issues. For more information on this program, and on all the TIPS Disaster Initiative programs, click here.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The Charleston meeting will also feature a second CLE grouping of four panels on: 1) “Advising Businesses on Natural Disaster Preparedness and Business Interruption Insurance”; 2) “ Second Responders: Experts Responding to a Natural Disaster Loss from Start (investigation) to Finish (Daubert Challenges)”; 3) “Handling a Catastrophic Claim from Beginning to End, including Pre-Storm Preparedness and Post-Storm Evaluation”; and 4) “5-Minute Drills-Foreseeable Ethical Problems and Solutions After a Natural Disaster.” For more information about TIPS Disaster Initiative and the Charleston program click here. Coincidentally, Bob Hartwig will be speaking at the TIPS Disaster Initiative program in Chicago on August 3, 2012 on Disasters Caused by Acts of Terrorism.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Disaster Initiative page for more information and to register or access these great disaster preparedness and response programs and materials.The American Bar Association's Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section's Disaster Initiative has some suggested gifts in its podcasts, recorded audio and video webinars, and its upcoming Disaster Initiative programming at its mid-year, Spring, and annual meetings. TIPS will be visiting local venues and will be supplying disaster preparedness information to the local population in New Orleans, Charleston, and Chicago. Visit our