11th National Advanced Forum on

Litigating Disability Insurance Claims

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

About

This publication from American Conference Institute’s 11th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims is taken from the only industry event to cater to defense counsel, insurance and reinsurance attorneys, plaintiffs’ attorneys, and claims managers, has created this conference to provide the most up-to-date information on today's most pressing and contentious issues in the disability law arena. The program has been completely revised to present the most practical strategies and techniques to use on your next disability case.

Once again, this publication brings together leading litigators, medical experts, and other industry experts from across the country to offer you their perspectives and insights on key issues. A stellar faculty of top medical experts, leading claimant and defense attorneys, and senior insurance company representatives from across the country provide you with all the information you need to prevail in your next disability case—from the initial evaluation through settlement or trial.

Contents & Contributors

About

This publication from American Conference Institute’s 11th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims is taken from the only industry event to cater to defense counsel, insurance and reinsurance attorneys, plaintiffs’ attorneys, and claims managers, has created this conference to provide the most up-to-date information on today's most pressing and contentious issues in the disability law arena. The program has been completely revised to present the most practical strategies and techniques to use on your next disability case.

Once again, this publication brings together leading litigators, medical experts, and other industry experts from across the country to offer you their perspectives and insights on key issues. A stellar faculty of top medical experts, leading claimant and defense attorneys, and senior insurance company representatives from across the country provide you with all the information you need to prevail in your next disability case—from the initial evaluation through settlement or trial.

Contents & Contributors

DISCOVERY IN DISABILITY INSURANCE CASES
Eric Buchanan, Eric Buchanan & Associates (Chattanooga, TN)
Tony R. Dalton, Woolf, McClaine, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC (Knoxville, TN)

MY CLIENT’S STORY: THE THEME OF THE CASE - A PLAINTIFF’S PERSPECTIVE
Thomas O. Sinclair, Campbell, Gidiere, Lee, Sinclair & Williams (Birmingham, AL)

DEVELOPING A WINNING THEME FOR DEFENSE OF A DISABILITY CASE
Bryan D. Bolton, Funk & Bolton, P.A. (Baltimore, MD)

PETITIONING FOR – AND WINNING – ATTORNEY’S FEES UNDER ERISA
Bonny G. Rafel, Bonny G. Rafel LLC (Livingston, NJ)

WHEN CAN PLAINTIFFS (AND EVEN DEFENDANTS) RECOVER ATTORNEY’S FEES IN ERISA CASES?
H. Sanders Carter, Jr., Smith Moore LLP (Atlanta, GA)

INTERPRETING THE POLICY: USING THE AMBIGUITIES TO YOUR BENEFIT
Douglas K. deVries, deVries Law Firm (Sacramento, CA)
Pamela E. Cogan, Ropes, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley (Redwood Cirty, CA)

STANDARD OF REVIEW IN ERISA LITIGATION IN LIGHT OF METLIFE V. GLENN
Scott M. Riemer, Riemer & Associates LLC (New York, NY)

WHAT WILL THE SUPREME COURT DECIDE IN METLIFE V. GLENN
Mark E. Schmidtke, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Chicago, IL)

ADVOCATING A CFS/FMS CASE – ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS AND LITIGATION ISSUES, CASE SUMMARIES AND STRATEGIES
Jason A. Newfield, Frankel & Newfield, P.C. (Garden City, NY)

SUBJECTIVE DISORDERS: PRACTICAL TIPS FOR UTILIZING THE MEDICAL FACTS IN LITIGATION – THE DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE
Kevin G. Horbatiuk, Esq., Russo, Keane & Toner, LLP (New York, NY)
Matthew P. Mazzola, Esq., Russo, Keane & Toner, LLP (New York, NY)

SUBJECTIVE DISORDERS: PRACTICAL TIPS FOR UTILIZING THE MEDICAL FACTS IN LITIGATION
Mark I. Levy, MD, DFAPA, Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corporation (San Francisco, CA)
Ronald H. Roberts, PhD, ABPP, Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corporation (San Francisco, CA)

APPLICABILITY TO THE FIDUCIARY EXCEPTION TO THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE UNDER ERISA
Edward S. Rooney, Jr., Exkert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC (Boston, MA)

USING INVESTIGATIVE SURVEILLANCE TO SUPPORT YOUR DETERMINATION OF FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY
Joseph M. Hamilton, Mirick O’Connell (Westborough, MA)



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