US Bodily Injury News Save the date
The Thomas Miller Americas Bodily Injury Team Round Table has been scheduled for September 15th and 16th this year.
Once again our New Jersey office will be playing host to our Members’ executives, both here in the United States and abroad, who have a special focus on bodily injury issues.
Mike Jarrett President & CEO, Thomas Miller (Americas) Inc.
We used Member feedback from last year’s event to design the programme which starts early on a Thursday afternoon with lunch and a speaker addressing specific litigation and P&I cover issues in respect of piracy.
CONTENTS Squatters on the sea Revisions to
Federal Rules Attorney Guidelines Punitive damages Get SMART
The main session of the day looks into investigating incidents both criminal and civil from an investigating attorney's point of view and will address the issues they face.
Three incidents will be chosen for practical case study to address the issues faced by all our Members, regardless of whether their fleets are US or foreign flag.
As always, the evening’s drinks and dinner will be a further opportunity to share past experiences and network on these issues.
US Bodily Injury News The TMA Bodily Injury newsletter enables a wider sharing of the Team’s expertise and experience. We always welcome your feedback on the topics we cover in these newsletters. Suggestions for subjects for future coverage are also particularly welcome. Please send your comments or suggestions to Louise Livingston at Louise.Li
Further information on these topics can be obtained directly from the TMA Bodily Injury Team (see back cover for contact details).
Cover photo: © Mark Carwardine / ardea.com
Friday morning will pick up where we leave off. A trial counsel will lead a discussion of the importance of investigation in the context of litigation for one of the previous days incidents. The session will use prerecorded video depositions to demonstrate how an answer to a deposition question can affect the entire case. We expect some lively debate at this session. The session rounds up at lunch permitting longer distance travellers a chance to make it home before the weekend.
Our Round Table events have attracted increasing numbers of attendees from non-US Members providing an even more varied and rewarding cross-section of maritime and legal expertise. We look forward to seeing you as part of the event.
Finally, we are sad to inform you that John Ferrie, one of the founders of our Bodily Injury Team, passed away in March. He will be missed both for his wise counsel on professional matters and his infectious enthusiasm for baseball. John’s obituary can be found on page 14.
Claims executives can assist investigating attorneys by alerting the Master to what documents they need; what types of electronically stored information will they require and how they preserve it will all be considered together with the practical difficulties of access and communications.
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