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2015 Annual Meeting and CLE/CEU Presentation

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WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY DEFENSE FEDERATION

 

The Professional Liability Defense Federation™ is a not-for-profit organization designed to bring together attorneys, claims professionals and risk management specialists to share expertise and information helpful to the successful defense of professional liability claims.

Malpractice claims affecting different professions often present common procedural rule and substantive law elements. Although standard of care evidence differs among the professions, skills learned in the defense of one profession are often transferable to others.  PLDF’s goal is to harness this expertise in one organization devoted solely to improving the management and defense of professional liability claims. To accomplish its mission PLDF publishes the journal Professional Liability Defense Quarterly, sponsors an annual meeting offering valuable law development seminars and member connection opportunities, offers amicus support in important appellate proceedings, produces news summaries of national malpractice case developments, and facilitates confidential communications among members. 

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MEMBER NEWS

The Spring 2015 issue of Professional Liability Defense Quarterly has been published.  Donald Patrick Eckler of Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, and Kelly S. Geary and Brad Barkin of Lemme Insurance Groupsurvey the law of innocent insureds in the LPL coverage context. Walter J. Price, III of Huie Fernambucq & Stewart, LLP writes on medical malpractice claims involving vacuum assisted obstetrical delivery.  Andrew R. Jones of Furman Kornfeld & Brennan, LLP addresses how to avoid being sued when collecting legal fees.  Donald Patrick Eckler of Pretzel  & Stouffer and Martin Terpstra of Plante Moran evaluate the accountant-client privilege.  Jonathan S. Ziss of Goldberg Segalla delivers his President's Message.  

Professional Liability Defense Federation member Joseph M. Junfola, C.P.C.U., R.P.L.U. of Admiral Insurance Company has published a handbook entitled Construction Defect Claims that can be found at http://my.bookbaby.com/book/construction-defect-claims.  

Professional Liability Defense Federation's 2015 Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs include: Accounting (Donald "Pat" Eckler, Esq. of Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, and Martin Terpstra, C.P.A. of Plante & Moran, PLLC); Architect/Engineer (Leslie P. King, Esq. of Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, and Jennifer L. Hamilton, Esq. of Andrews Lagasse Branch & Bell, LLP); Directors/Officers (Peter J. Biging, Esq. of Goldberg Segalla, and Timothy Sullivan, R.P.L.U. of NAMIC Insurance Company); Insurance Agent/Broker (Jason R. Jobe, Esq. of Thompson Coe, Geneau M. Thames, Esq. of Niles Barton & Wilmer, LLP, and Roy W. Leeds of Xchanging Solutions (USA) Inc.;) Investment Professionals (Thomas D. Jensen, Esq. of Lind Jensen Sullivan & Peterson, P.A., and Gary S. Kessler, Esq. of Kessler Collins, P.C.); Legal (Luke P. Sbarra, Esq. of Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, LLP, Andrew W. Countryman, Esq. of Carlock Copeland & Stair LLP, and Richard Burton Bush, Esq. of Bush & Augspurger P.A.); Medical (William E. Manning, Esq. of VanDePoel Levy Allen & Arneal, and Walter J. Price, III, Esq. of Huie Fernambucq & Stewart); Other Healthcare (Mark V. Gende, Esq. of Sweeny Wingate & Barrow, P.A., and Bricker S. Daughtry, Esq. of Carr Allison); Real Estate Agent (Gawain Charlton-Perrin, Esq. of The Hanover Insurance Company, and Craig L. Dowis, Esq. of Thompson Coe); and Miscellaneous PL (Edmund G. Farrell, III, Esq. of Murchison Cumming LLP, and Danny M. Howell, Esq. of Sands Anderson).     

Officers elected to leadership in Professional Liability Defense Federation at the Annual Meeting of Professional Liability Defense Federation at Washington, D.C., include:

President: Jonathan S. Ziss, Esq., Goldberg Segalla LLP, Philadelphia, PA; Vice President: Erik P. Crep, Esq., Wicker Smith O'Hara McCoy & Ford, P.A., Miami, FL; Secretary: Sheila M. Burke, Esq., Burke, Cromer, Cremonese LLC, Pittsburgh, PA; and Treasurer: Jennifer K. Saunders, Esq., Haight Brown & Bonesteel, LLP, Los Angeles, CA.

  

 SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 2, 2015 - PLDF SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING

THE WESTIN MICHIGAN AVENUE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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