Category Archives: Insurance

Video: New York’s “Serious Injury” Threshold

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In this video, “New York’s Serious Injury Threshold,” Christopher Major provides an overview of Article 51 of the Insurance Law which provides that a plaintiff in a personal injury action arising out of negligence in the use or operation of a motor vehicle must establish that he/she has incurred a basic economic loss exceeding $50,000 or must establish that he/she has suffered “serious injury.” This video is from a live presentation on July 13, 2020.

Major discusses the following:

  • What is the legal definition of “serious injury” in in New York?
  • What the “$50,000” carve out is and how it applies to reimbursement actions in New York.
  • What risk professionals need to know about motor vehicle recoveries in New York.
  • How recent case decisions will impact the practice in 2020.

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Back on Track: Third Fridays Podcast

Christian Sison welcomes Lois Law Firm Partner and Construction Practice Group Leader Tashia Rasul back to the Third Fridays podcast. Together, Christian and Tashia learn about “Back on Track,” a new initiative from Willis Towers Watson. Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broker, and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. David Barry, National Director of Casualty Risk Control, and Brian Palmer, Northeast Construction Claims Area Practice Leader, introduce a playbook designed for businesses to safely reopen and mitigate risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel of four try to predict how Workers’ Compensation defense will adapt to new types of claims associated with COVID-19 and remote employees

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Video: Basics of Civil Litigation in New Jersey

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In this video, “Basics of Civil Practice in New Jersey,” Christopher Major provides an overview of civil litigation in New Jersey’s Superior courts. This video is from a live presentation on June 8, 2020.

Major discusses the following:

  • What are the jurisdictional requirements to bring a supreme court action in New Jersey?
  • The “who, what, where, and when” of how lawsuits are filed.
  • What risk professionals need to know about civil practice in New Jersey.
  • How recent case decisions will impact the practice in 2020, including the recent decision in New Jersey Transit Corp v. Sanchez.

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Video: Basics of Civil Litigation in New York

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In this video, “Basics of Civil Practice in New York,” Christopher Major, Civil Practice Team Leader at Lois Law Firm, provides an overview of civil litigation in New York’s Supreme courts. This video is from a live presentation on May 11, 2020.

Major discusses the following:

  • What are the jurisdictional requirements to bring a supreme court action in New York?
  • The “who, what, where, and when” of how lawsuits are filed.
  • What risk professionals need to know about civil practice in New York.
  • How recent case decisions will impact the practice in 2020.

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Video: Ethical Duties When Representing the Subrogor

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In this video, “Ethical Duties When Representing the Subrogor,” Christopher Major, Civil Practice Team Leader at Lois Law Firm, leads a conversation about the ethical considerations for defense counsel representing a subrogated interest in a civil claim. This video is from a live presentation on April 15, 2020.

Major discusses the following:

  • Ethical problems arising from the actual conflict of interest.
  • What are the rights of the workers’ compensation carrier to the proceeds of a third-party lawsuit?
  • How discovery or disclosure works when the plaintiff is not cooperative.
  • How recent case decisions will impact the practice in 2020.

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Video: Liens, Consents, & “Cramdown Motions” in New York

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In this video, “Understanding Verbal Threshold in New Jersey,” Christopher Major, Civil Practice Team Leader at Lois Law Firm, discusses what happens when the plaintiff and tortfeasor in a civil action attempt to resolve their case by settlement without the consent of the workers’ compensation carrier in New York. This video is from a live presentation on March 9, 2020.

Major discusses the following:

  • What are the rights of the workers’ compensation carrier under Section 29 to the proceeds of a third-party lawsuit?
  • What happens when the parties to the civil action do not obtain consent to settlement.
  • The remedy available to the third parties when the workers’ compensation carrier refuses to consent to a settlement.
  • How recent case decisions will impact the practice in 2020.

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