39th Annual Torts Update - 2016

Product ID: CA2466D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Hold on to your hats! It’s been a busy year of important cases and key statutory changes in the world of torts. That’s why you won’t want to miss a minute of the 39th Annual Torts Update. We’ve compiled the issues and information you need to know to stay on top of your torts game and brought in an all-star line-up of experienced practitioners to help you make sense of it all.

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Hold on to your hats! It’s been a busy year of important cases and key statutory changes in the world of torts. That’s why you won’t want to miss a minute of the 39th Annual Torts Update. We’ve compiled the issues and information you need to know to stay on top of your torts game and brought in an all-star line-up of experienced practitioners to help you make sense of it all.

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Program Chairs

Michael P. Crooks
Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C.
Madison

Edward E. Robinson
Cannon & Dunphy S.C.
Brookfield

Paul J. Scoptur
Aiken & Scoptur S.C.
Milwaukee

Presenters

John Franke
Gass Weber Mullins LLC
Milwaukee



Ann S. Jacobs
Jacobs Injury Law S.C.
Milwaukee



James Naugler
Moen Sheehan Meyer Ltd.
La Crosse



Hon. Paul F. Reilly
Wisconsin Court of Appeals District II
Waukesha



David G. Ress
Bell, Moore & Richter S.C.
Madison

James P. Scoptur
Aiken & Scoptur S.C.
Milwaukee

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Using the HITECH Act to Obtain Medical Records

James P. Scoptur

9:00 a.m. : Legislative Update

  • New Statutes of Limitation
  • Immunity Statutes
  • Dog Injury Statute
  • Sponsorship Liability for Minors

James Naugler

9:30 a.m. : Social Media Discovery

  • Best practices in making requests
  • The evolution and recent climate of handling requests
Ann S. Jacobs

9:55 a.m. : Recreational Immunities Update

David G. Ress

10:20 a.m. : Break

10:35 a.m. : Preventing a Defective Verdict: Wisconsin’s 5/6 Rule

  • An overview of the 5/6 rule
  • When a jury needs to be reinstructed before accepting the verdict
  • Preventing a defective verdict

Edward E. Robinson

11:05 a.m. : Daubert Update – Five Years Later

John Franke

11:35 a.m. : Dos and Don'ts of Handling a Successful Appeal

Hon. Paul F. Reilly

12:05 p.m. : Program Concludes

  • Explore the newest torts cases and changes from the past year
  • Discover how to access medical records free of charge using the Federal HITECH Act
  • Avoid improper verdicts by ensuring the five-sixths rule is met
  • Learn how recent legislative updates affect statutes of limitation, immunities, dog injury claims, and more
  • Hear from judges on what they prefer from litigators
  • Dissect court decisions in cases with Daubert hearings
  • Get guidance in making requests for social media in discovery
  • Tort litigators
  • Personal injury lawyers
  • Insurance lawyers
  • Civil litigators
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