Publications & Presentations – Carlock Copeland https://carlockcopeland.com Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:33:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Georgia Court of Appeals Affirms Summary Judgment on Causation – Health Law and Regulation Blog Post by Eric Frisch https://carlockcopeland.com/publications/georgia-court-appeals-affirms-summary-judgment-causation-health-law-regulation-blog-post-eric-frisch/ Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:52:55 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=publications&p=17005 Recent Health Law and Regulation Update Blog Post by Eric Frisch. The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to a defendant hospital. In Edokpolor v. Grady Memorial, the plaintiff claimed her husband died after aspirating Golytely. The doctor’s orders were to administer the medication through a nasogastric tube. The…

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Recent Health Law and Regulation Update Blog Post by Eric Frisch.

The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to a defendant hospital. In Edokpolor v. Grady Memorial, the plaintiff claimed her husband died after aspirating Golytely. The doctor’s orders were to administer the medication through a nasogastric tube. The nurse, however, administered it orally.

In support of the complaint, the plaintiff filed an expert affidavit. The expert testified that the nurses were obligated to follow the doctor’s orders and that the administration of the medication by mouth caused aspiration and caused his death. The hospital moved for summary judgment, pointing out there was no evidence the patient aspirated during administration of the Golytely orally, that the patient may have aspirated after ingesting the medication by vomiting, and that administering the medication through a nasogastric tube does not eliminate the possibility of aspiration. Plaintiff did not submit any opposing evidence. The trial court granted the motion and the Court of Appeals affirmed, holding that the affiant’s bare and conclusory allegations about causation did not create a genuine issue of material fact.

The case is Edokpolor v. Grady Memorial, 2018 Ga.LEXIS 507.

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“I Just Had a Couple Beers” – Presentation at the 2018 CLM Western Florida Chapter Education and Networking Event – August 16, 2018 https://carlockcopeland.com/publications/just-couple-beers-presentation-2018-clm-western-florida-chapter-education-networking-event-august-16-2018/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 16:30:19 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=publications&p=16993 Lee Weatherly and Johnny Stewart presented “I Just had a Couple of Beers” at Western Florida CLM Chapter 2018 Summer Mixer on August 16, 2018 in Tampa, Florida.  This presentation focused on Dram Shop liability in the era of craft alcohol, and its affect on men and women.  An interesting exploration of Dram Shop laws, liability…

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Lee Weatherly and Johnny Stewart presented “I Just had a Couple of Beers” at Western Florida CLM Chapter 2018 Summer Mixer on August 16, 2018 in Tampa, Florida.  This presentation focused on Dram Shop liability in the era of craft alcohol, and its affect on men and women.  An interesting exploration of Dram Shop laws, liability and protections for businesses, and finally an interactive conclusion with the audience.

For more information on similar presentations, please contact Michelle Mattox at mmattox@carlockcopeland.com.

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The Rising Opioid Crisis: Liability, Coverage, and the Ethics In Between – Presentation at Carlock Copeland’s Annual Insurance Coverage Seminar https://carlockcopeland.com/publications/rising-opioid-crisis-liability-coverage-ethics-presentation-carlock-copelands-annual-insurance-coverage-seminar/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 16:17:31 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=publications&p=16990 The Rising Opioid Crisis:  Liability, Coverage, and the Ethics In, the interesting cross-over closing session of Carlock Copeland’s Annual Insurance Coverage Seminar examines the origins of and the potential expanse of litigation arising out of the opioid crises; but, this session  also addresses the multitude of coverage issues beginning to arise and the ethical dilemmas…

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The Rising Opioid Crisis:  Liability, Coverage, and the Ethics In, the interesting cross-over closing session of Carlock Copeland’s Annual Insurance Coverage Seminar examines the origins of and the potential expanse of litigation arising out of the opioid crises; but, this session  also addresses the multitude of coverage issues beginning to arise and the ethical dilemmas created by potential conflicts created by the crisis – including issues related to privacy concerns.

Presenters/Co-Authors: David Root, Claire Sumner, Mike DiOrio, and Bradley Wood.

For more information on this presentation, please contact Michelle Mattox at mmattox@carlockcopeland.com.

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Outside the Box: Recent Coverage Developments in E&O, D&O and EPL Policies – Presentation at Carlock Copeland’s Annual Insurance Coverage Seminar https://carlockcopeland.com/publications/outside-box-recent-coverage-developments-eo-epl-policies-presentation-carlock-copelands-annual-insurance-coverage-seminar/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 16:09:30 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=publications&p=16987 Outside the Box: Recent Coverage Developments in E&O, D&O and EPL Policies, a presentation focusing on the rise in potential exposure to various organizations beyond the protections offered by the more traditional CGL and business auto policy, we explore a myriad of coverage issues arising under these various policies, and address recent developments and challenges with ever…

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Outside the Box: Recent Coverage Developments in E&O, D&O and EPL Policies, a presentation focusing on the rise in potential exposure to various organizations beyond the protections offered by the more traditional CGL and business auto policy, we explore a myriad of coverage issues arising under these various policies, and address recent developments and challenges with ever expanding commercial litigation.

Presenters/Co-Authors: Mark Rogers, John Rogers and Jennifer Guerra.

For more information on this presentation, please contact Michelle Mattox at mmattox@carlockcopeland.com.

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Battling Litigation Funding, Ballooning Medical Costs, and Other New Plaintiff’s Litigation Tactics – Presentation at Carlcock Copeland’s Annual Insurance Coverage Seminar https://carlockcopeland.com/publications/battling-litigation-funding-ballooning-medical-costs-new-plaintiffs-litigation-tactics-presentation-carlcock-copelands-annual-insurance-coverage-seminar/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 16:02:45 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=publications&p=16985 Battling Litigation Funding, Ballooning Medical Costs, and Other New Plaintiff’s Litigation Tactics: The Plaintiff’s bar continues to develop strategies designed to maximize recovery for even minor causes of action. In this session of Carlock Copeland’s Annual Insurance Coverage Seminar, these various  strategies are discussed and  effective counter strategies are revealed. This session will also address recent…

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Battling Litigation Funding, Ballooning Medical Costs, and Other New Plaintiff’s Litigation Tactics: The Plaintiff’s bar continues to develop strategies designed to maximize recovery for even minor causes of action. In this session of Carlock Copeland’s Annual Insurance Coverage Seminar, these various  strategies are discussed and  effective counter strategies are revealed. This session will also address recent developments regarding insurers responsibilities related to medical liens and subrogation.

Presenters/Co-Authors: Douglas Smith, Jason Deere and Ryan Kolb.

For more information on this presentation, please contact Michelle Mattox at mmattox@carlockcopeland.com.

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Sex Trafficking and the Expanding Liability for the Hospitality Industry – Presentation at Carlock Copeland’s Annual Insurance Coverage Seminar https://carlockcopeland.com/publications/sex-trafficking-expanding-liability-hospitality-industry-presentation-carlock-copelands-annual-insurance-coverage-seminar/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 15:53:39 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=publications&p=16983 Sex Trafficking and the Expanding Liability for the Hospitality Industry, a presentation at Carlock Copeland’s Annual Insurance Coverage Seminar. As  social issues merge into the civil arena and into the pockets of insurers, such is the case with the hospitality industry and efforts to combat sex trafficking. Participants will have a better understanding of the implications to the…

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Sex Trafficking and the Expanding Liability for the Hospitality Industry, a presentation at Carlock Copeland’s Annual Insurance Coverage Seminar. As  social issues merge into the civil arena and into the pockets of insurers, such is the case with the hospitality industry and efforts to combat sex trafficking. Participants will have a better understanding of the implications to the hospitality industry for failing to recognize, intervene and report possible sex trafficking on their premises. This presentation also explores the origins of civil liability arising from sex trafficking and the availability of coverage defenses.

Presenters/Co-Authors: Charles M. McDaniel, Jr. and Kristen Thompson.

For more information on this presentation, please contact Michelle Mattox at mmattox@carlockcopeland.com.

 

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Does the Insurer Still Have Any Rights? – Presentation at Carlock Copeland’s Annual Insurance Coverage Seminar https://carlockcopeland.com/publications/insurer-still-rights-presentation-carlock-copelands-annual-insurance/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 15:40:28 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=publications&p=16978 Does the Insurer Still Have Any Rights? The Interplay of Time-Limited Demands, Coverage Decisions, and Pursuit of Legitimate Fraud Investigations: In the age of prolific Holt and Tiger River Demands, does the insurer effectively have the right to investigate, evaluate and defend a cause of action? This topic explores the use and misuse of policy…

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Does the Insurer Still Have Any Rights? The Interplay of Time-Limited Demands, Coverage Decisions, and Pursuit of Legitimate Fraud Investigations:

In the age of prolific Holt and Tiger River Demands, does the insurer effectively have the right to investigate, evaluate and defend a cause of action? This topic explores the use and misuse of policy limits demand and the increased pressure on the insurer and defense counsel to simply receive the demand and issue a check. What are the best strategies for effectively combating these developments to allow a restful night sleep?

Presenters/Co-Authors: Fred Valz, Melissa Bailey and Alex Davis.

For more information on this program, please contact Michelle Mattox at mmattox@carlockcopeland.com

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#MeToo, #TimesUp, and Litigation in the Post-Weinstein Era – Presentation at Carlock Copeland’s Annual Insurance Coverage Seminar https://carlockcopeland.com/publications/metoo-timesup-litigation-post-weinstein-era-presentation-carlock-copelands-annual-insurance-coverage-seminar/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 15:25:26 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=publications&p=16975 #MeToo, #TimesUp, and Litigation in the Post-Weinstein Era, a presentation focusing on the interaction and impact of social movements on insurance defense litigation, including the rise in various causes of action, defense tactics in other tort litigation and how these movements impact jury verdicts. Presenters/Co-Authors: Melissa Bailey and Tawny Mack. For more information on this presentation,…

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#MeToo, #TimesUp, and Litigation in the Post-Weinstein Era, a presentation focusing on the interaction and impact of social movements on insurance defense litigation, including the rise in various causes of action, defense tactics in other tort litigation and how these movements impact jury verdicts.

Presenters/Co-Authors: Melissa Bailey and Tawny Mack.

For more information on this presentation, please contact Michelle Mattox at mmattox@carlockcopeland.com.

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Insurer Discovery in Bad Faith Litigation –Presentation at Carlock Copeland’s Annual Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Seminar https://carlockcopeland.com/publications/insurer-discovery-bad-faith-litigation-presentation-carlock-copelands-annual-insurance-coverage-bad-faith-seminar/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 15:19:40 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=publications&p=16971 Insurer Discovery in Bad Faith Litigation – Protecting the Claims File, Dangers of the 30(b)(6) Deposition, and Walking the Former Employee Tightrope Presenters provided insight and options regarding discovery issues arising in the defense of bad faith litigation, including plaintiff’s efforts at discovery of the insurer’s file, handling and preparing for the 30(b)(6) deposition, and who…

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Insurer Discovery in Bad Faith Litigation – Protecting the Claims File, Dangers of the 30(b)(6) Deposition, and Walking the Former Employee Tightrope

Presenters provided insight and options regarding discovery issues arising in the defense of bad faith litigation, including plaintiff’s efforts at discovery of the insurer’s file, handling and preparing for the 30(b)(6) deposition, and who is entitled to meet with former employees and how to safely do so.

Presenters/Co-Authors: Ryan Wilhelm, Clinton Magill and Clinton Fletcher.

For more information on this presentation, please contact Michelle Mattox at mmattox@carlockcopeland.com.

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Who Wants to be a Coverage Millionaire? – Presentation at Carlock Copeland’s Annual Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Seminar https://carlockcopeland.com/publications/wants-coverage-millionaire-presentation-carlock-copelands-annual-insurance-coverage-bad-faith-seminar/ Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:10:53 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=publications&p=16951 August 23, 2018 several Carlock Copeland attorneys presented Who Wants to be a Coverage Millionaire? at our Annual Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia. This fun and audience-interactive program explored constantly evolving coverage issues and allegations of bad faith. The program was designed to offer insight and guidance on effectively identifying and using coverage…

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August 23, 2018 several Carlock Copeland attorneys presented Who Wants to be a Coverage Millionaire? at our Annual Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia. This fun and audience-interactive program explored constantly evolving coverage issues and allegations of bad faith. The program was designed to offer insight and guidance on effectively identifying and using coverage defenses, as well as providing tools and techniques to resolve potential bad faith claims.

Presenters/Co-Authors: Clinton Magill, Alex Davis, Charles McDaniel, Jr., Sarah Wetmore, Abby Grozine, Brian Spitler and Graham Thompson.

For more information on this presentation, please contact Michelle Mattox at mmattox@carlockcopeland.com.

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