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2011 PDI Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Seminar

September 23, 2011

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2011 PDI Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Seminar

Meeting the Legal Challenges of Companies Around the World

Friday, September 23 at The Intercontinental Buckhead in Atlanta, GA

In addition to participating in an outstanding educational program, you will hear from highly experienced attorneys, executives and in-house counsel from some of the nation’s top corporations. Attendees will share practical strategies and successful tactics for your business.

Throughout the duration of the event, you will have the opportunity to meet and build relationships with other corporate client peers as well as Primerus attorneys from across the world. All Primerus attorneys have been rigorously screened for their commitment to:

  • Integrity
  • Excellent Work Product
  • Reasonable Fees
  • Continuing Education
  • Civility
  • Community Service

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Thursday, September 22

6:30-8:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception – The Hope Rooms

Friday, September 23

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast – Hope Rooms

8:30-9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions – Trippe Room

9:00-10:00 a.m. “Can I Just Pay My Limits, Please?”

Presented By: J. Anthony Miller, Esq. – Smiling, Miller & Vaughn, P.A. (Tulsa, OK)

10:00-10:15 a.m. Break

10:15-11:15 a.m. “Coverage Issues Related to the Social Networking Craze”

Presented By: Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Esq. – Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles L.L.P. (New York, NY)

11:15 a.m.-Noon “Recognizing & Avoiding Bad Faith Under MMSEA: The Unintended Consequences of the New Medicare/Medicaid Reimbursement Law”

Presented By: John R. Brydon, Esq. – Brydon Hugo & Parker (San Francisco, CA)

Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch – Hope Rooms

1:00-2:00 p.m. “Unreasonable Refusal to Settle & Bad Faith”

Presented By: Sidney W. Degan, III, Esq. – Degan, Blanchard & Nash, PLC (New Orleans, LA)

2:00-3:00 p.m. “Discovery in 1st & 3rd Party Bad Faith Actions”

Presented By: Clay Crawford, Esq. – Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer, P.C (Kansas City, MO)

3:00-4:00 p.m. “Conflicts & Reservations: Legal & Ethical Considerations for the Duty to Defend”

Presented By: Dale O. Thornsjo, Esq. – O’Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl, P.A. (Minneapolis, MN) and Edward J. Murphy, Esq. – Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis, Ltd. (Chicago, IL)

4:00 p.m. Adjournment



  • Date: September 23, 2011