Please join IRG/ISG and Shannon M. Warren, Esq. at the CLM Annual Conference in Dallas, TX (CLM INFO). On 3/20/2020 at 10:40 AM, Shannon, along with co-presenters Brian Eves of Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP, Timothy Tresierras of ARCCA, Inc. and Gregory Vacek of Chubb, will be presenting:
“Multiple Failures: The Difference between Science and Magic”
Multiple failures are quite common within the practice of failure analysis, whether there are two simultaneous failure conditions culminating in catastrophic failure or a cascade of failures set forth by a primary failure. Understanding the causality of failures and the division of responsibility among multiple parties is important to the management of claims, litigation, and subrogation. Equally important is the determination of the characterization of an alleged set of failures as negligent, accidental, and/or fraudulent.
This roundtable discussion will focus on alleged multiple failures and how they may fall into one of three general categories — the possible, the plausible, and “magic.” Focus will be placed on the allegations and hypotheses that defy science and engineering with the proposition of a mystery condition or highly improbably causation, which conveniently leaves no trace within the body of supportive evidence. The roundtable will discuss how to deal with an unqualified opposing expert or a peddler of junk science and how they often build their arguments on the layman’s intuition, which sounds correct, but to the trained professional is a house of cards.
Please join IRG/ISG and Shannon M. Warren, Esq. at the 2020 NASP Spring Conference in Nashville, TN. On 4/24/2020 at 2:15 PM, Shannon, along with co-presenter Mark Majewski of Envista Forensics, will be presenting “Honky Tank Problems – Subrogation Opportunities Involving Fuel Tank Failures”:
Fuel tank failures can lead to environmental contamination, fires, and even explosions. Since such losses can be so catastrophic, there are complex codes and standards that regulate the manufacturing process for fuel tanks and related equipment, along with the installation and maintenance of such equipment. Case studies will be utilized to demonstrate different code requirements and various modes of tank failures. The presentation will also focus on the standards of care aspect of establishing liability, along with the statutes that govern fuel spills, clean-up responsibilities, and specific notice requirements for pursuing third parties.
Please join Insurance Subrogation Group and Insurance Recovery Group at RIMS 2020. This event is taking place in Denver, CO on May 3-6, 2020 at the Colorado Convention Center. IRG/ISG will be exhibiting. More information to follow.
Please join IRG and newly appointed President & CEO Hans Hagen at this wonderful event. The Broadspire® 2020 Charity Golf Tournament presented by Optum® will take place January 29 – 30, 2020 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club
in Boca Raton, Florida and will offer a great day of golf, fellowship and
business networking. More detailed information can be found in the link below: