Category Archives: Civil Litigation

Lois LLC counts among its clients several general liability, premises liability and automobile liability insurance carriers and third party administrators. Our attorneys regularly represent these clients’ insureds in defense of personal injury matters filed in all counties in Metropolitan New York, all counties in New Jersey and in the federal courts. We also defend the rights of carriers and self-insureds in reimbursement claims under New York WCL § 29 and New Jersey’s Section 40 (N.J.S.A. 34:15-40).

As with all litigated matters, we take a proactive approach to the defense of claims of personal injury and, as a result, our clients enjoy a very high rate of success in settlement and at trial. Learn more here: https://loisllc.com/general-litigation/

Risk Transfer & Subrogation: New York Workers’ Compensation Webinar

Join Us for This Live Webinar on Monday December 20, 2021 at 12PM EST or 3PM EST

In this LIVE webinar on Monday, December 20, 2021, Greg Lois leads a discussion on reimbursement from the proceeds of third party claims as well as the carrier/employer’s right to subrogate. This webinar is offered at two different times, always on the Third Monday of the month, at 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM EST.

We will discuss:

  • What rights the carrier or employer has to the proceeds of a third-party settlement pursuant to Section 29.
  • Overview of how reimbursement is calculated.
  • What types of cases are “red flags” for reimbursement or risk transfer.
  • Answers to common risk transfer questions.

To register for our New York Workers’ Compensation Webinar Series, a monthly discussion offered at your choice of time in two sessions, click the buttons below (or register here).

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Year End Review of NY & NJ Civil Litigation: Civil Litigation Webinar

Join Us for This Live Webinar on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 3:00PM EST

In this live webinar, “Year End Review of Important Cases in New York & New Jersey Civil Practice” Christopher Major, Civil Practice Team Leader at Lois Law Firm, leads a presentation and discussion on the important cases and rule changes in these jurisdictions. Join us for this live discussion and Q & A.

Major will discuss the following:

  • A review of important case law changes in both New York and New Jersey with analysis of how these decision will affect employers and insurance carriers.
  • A review of rule and statute changes in both jurisdictions.
  • How recent case decisions will impact the practice in 2022 and beyond.

To register for our Civil Litigation Webinar Series, a monthly discussion of recent case law developments and best practices for handling civil claims and reimbursement actions, click the button below (or register here).

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Risk Transfer From Public Entities : Civil Litigation Webinar

Join Us for This Live Webinar on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST

In this live webinar, “Risk Transfer from Public Entities” Christopher Major of the Lois Law Firm, leads a presentation and discussion on methods and limitations on reimbursement and recovery from civil actions involving public entities. Join us for this live discussion and Q & A.

Major will discuss the following:

  • The value of asserting recovery rights against public entities.
  • What risk professionals need to know about statutes of limitation and other unique aspects of seeking recovery from public actors.
  • How recent case decisions will impact the practice in 2021 and beyond.

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Starting Early – Investigating and Preserving Subrogation Opportunities: Civil Litigation Webinar

Join Us for This Live Webinar on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST

In this live webinar, “Starting Early – Investigating and Preserving Subrogation Opportunities,” Christopher Major of the Lois Law Firm, leads a presentation and discussion on the early identification and protection of risk transfer opportunities in workers’ compensation claims. Join us for this live discussion and Q & A.

Major will discuss the following:

  • The value of early identification of risk-transfer opportunities.
  • What risk professionals need to know about limitations on subrogation and when and how to preserve reimbursement rights.
  • What defense counsel should be doing to protect risk transfer rights.
  • How recent case decisions will impact the practice in 2021 and beyond.

To register for our Civil Litigation Webinar Series, a monthly discussion of recent case law developments and best practices for handling civil claims and reimbursement actions, click the button below (or register here).

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Leveraging a Third-Party Action in a Workers’ Compensation Claim: Civil Litigation Webinar

Join Us for This Live Webinar on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST

In this live webinar, “Leveraging a Third-Party Action in a Workers’ Compensation Claim,” Christopher Major of the Lois Law Firm, leads a presentation and discussion on how the strategic risk professional will increase their bargaining power in resolving a workers’ compensation action when a claimant has a civil action pending against an actual tortfeasor. We’ll talk about global resolutions, waiver of reimbursement, and the use of discovery in impacting the workers’ compensation claim. Join us for this live discussion and Q & A.

Major will discuss the following:

  • The value of strategic coordination when resolving workers’ compensation case sin the presence of a third-party action.
  • What risk professionals can do to maximize leverage and obtain amicable resolutions.
  • Real life examples of strategic leverage and global settlement.
  • How recent case decisions will impact the practice in 2021 and beyond.

To register for our Civil Litigation Webinar Series, a monthly discussion of recent case law developments and best practices for handling civil claims and reimbursement actions, click the button below (or register here).

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Video: The Carrier’s Rights Under Kelly, Burns, & Bissell

The “Major Monday’s” Webinar

In this video, “The Carrier’s Rights Under Kelly, Burns, and Bissell,” Christopher Major explores the carrier’s right to reimbursement and subrogation under Section 29 of the New York workers’ compensation law. This video was recorded live from training provided by Lois LLC on August 9, 2021.

Major discusses the following:

  • There’s no such thing as 1/3rd, 1/3rd, 1/3rd in New York!
  • How Kelly apportionment works with examples.
  • How the Burns decision impacts recovery for Loss of Wage Earning Capacity awards.
  • Understanding how the share of litigation expense impacts recovery.
  • What the Matter of Stenson means for lien waiver.
  • The Bissell decision and speculative medial expenses.

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To register for our Civil Litigation Webinar Series, a monthly discussion of recent case law developments and best practices for handling civil claims and reimbursement actions, click the button below (or register here).

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