The Eighth National Advanced Forum on

Litigating Disability Insurance Claims

Thursday, March 03, 2005

About

American Conference Institute's 8th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims was created to bring defense counsel, insurance and reinsurance attorneys, plaintiffs' attorneys, and claims managers the most up-to-date information on today's most pressing and contentious issues in the disability law arena. A stellar faculty of top medical experts, leading claimant and defense attorneys, and senior insurance company representatives from across the country will provide you with all the information you need to prevail in your next disability case-from the initial legal and medical evaluation to settlement or trial.

Contents & Contributors

About

American Conference Institute's 8th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims was created to bring defense counsel, insurance and reinsurance attorneys, plaintiffs' attorneys, and claims managers the most up-to-date information on today's most pressing and contentious issues in the disability law arena. A stellar faculty of top medical experts, leading claimant and defense attorneys, and senior insurance company representatives from across the country will provide you with all the information you need to prevail in your next disability case-from the initial legal and medical evaluation to settlement or trial.

Contents & Contributors

WHAT'S ON THE DISABILITY INSURANCE RADAR: A CLAIMANT'S PERSPECTIVE
Frank N. Darras, Shernoff, Bidart & Darras
Lissa A. Martinez, Shernoff, Bidart & Darras

WHAT'S ON THE DISABILITY INSURANCE RADAR? DIFFICULT ISSUES FACING INSUREDS, INSURERS, AND THEIR COUNSEL
H. Sanders Carter, Jr., Carter & Ansley LLP

WHO IS THE ULTIMATE DECISION MAKER ON MEDICAL ISSUES POST-NORD?
Bonny G. Rafel, Bonny G. Rafel LLC

THE PAPER REVIEWER, THE IME DOCTOR, AND THE TREATING PHYSICIAN: WHO'S THE ULTIMATE DECISION MAKER ON THE MEDICAL ISSUES POST-NORD?
Robert Wright, White and Williams LLP

PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN DEFENDING MENTAL ILLNESS DISABILITY CLAIMS
Bryan D. Bolton, Funk & Bolton, PA
Hisham M. Amin, Funk & Bolton, PA

BEST PRACTICES IN ASSESSING PSYCHIATRIC CLAIMS
Mary E. Fuller, Disability Claims Consulting Services

SPLITTING THE SIGNAL FROM THE NOISE: EVALUATIONS, EXAMINATIONS, AND REPORTS IN MENTAL HEALTH DISABILITY CLAIMS
Mark S. Lipian, MD, PhD, Clinical and Forensic Psychiatrist

FIBROMYALGIA AND THE PAINFUL PLAINTIFF
Gregory L. Denes, Law Offices of Gregory L. Denes, PA

CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME: CURRENT TRENDS IN THE LAW FROM THE DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE
Kristina B. Pett, Pett, Furman & Jacobson, PL
Lonn Weissblum, Pett, Furman & Jacobson, PL

CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME: MEDICAL UPDATE
Richard Podell, MD, MPH, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

CFS DEFINITION AND OBJECTIVE FINDINGS
Nancy G. Klimas, MD, University of Miami School of Medicine

WINNING STRATEGIES FOR LITIGATING ERISA CASES
Mala Rafik, Rosenfeld & Rafik, PA
Daniel W. Maguire, Galton & Helm LLP

LITIGATED ISSUES IN THE OCCUPATIONAL ANALYSIS OF A CLAIMANT'S JOB AND EFFECTIVE USE OF FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY EVALUATIONS AND VOCATIONAL EXPERTS
Pamela Atkins, Galler & Atkins, LLC
Michael A. Coval, Carter & Ansley LLP

FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY EVALUATIONS
Jill J. Page, OTR/L, BS, Ergoscience, Inc.
Patty Rode, Ergoscience, Inc.

EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION OF A VOCATIONAL EXPERT
John E. Sargent, MS, CRC, CCMHC, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant

BAD FAITH, PUNITIVE DAMAGES, AND ALTERNATIVE THEORIES OF RECOVERY: IMPLICATIONS OF THE LATEST CASE LAW AND STRATEGIES TO DEAL WITH THEM A DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE
Robert J. McKennon, Barger & Wolen
Robert K. Renner, Barger & Wolen

BAD FAITH, PUNITIVE DAMAGES, AND ALTERNATIVE THEORIES OF RECOVERY: IMPLICATIONS OF THE LATEST CASE LAW
Tiffany R. Durst, McNeer, Highland, McMunn & Varner, LC

WINNING DISCOVERY DISPUTES THE CLAIMANT'S PERSPECTIVE
Alan Casper, Wilkofsky, Friedman, Karel & Cummins

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE IN DISABILITY CLAIMS
Philip M. Howe, Lecomte, Emanuelson & Doyle
John D. Wood, Branham & Day, PC

NUTS AND BOLTS STRATEGIES FOR LITIGATING DISABILITY CLAIMS
Evan S. Schwartz, Quadrino & Schwartz, PC
Philip M. Howe, Lecomte, Emanuelson & Doyle
Michail Hack, Quadrino & Schwartz, PC (Garden City, NY)



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