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07/08/2016 PROVING LANDSLIDE CLAIMS Seminar or Webinar

Who Should Attend
Attorneys, environmental and real estate professionals, landowners, government officials, and others involved in landslide issues

Why You Should Attend
Landslides, caused by heavy El Nino thunderstorms, earthquakes, and flash floods after a four-year drought, are a threat to California communities.

This timely seminar will help scientists understand the policy and legal issues they are asked to address, and will help lawyers understand the legal and scientific theories that are at play in landslide litigation.

Our distinguished faculty of experts, lawyers, consultants, governmental officials, and academics will give tips for effectively integrating the science and the law. You will learn about the current state of the law on liability theories and defenses, and practical tips for assembling the case.

You will gain the knowledge you need to understand these interrelated fields in proving landslide claims. We hope to see you there.

What You Will Learn
Geologic risk factors, and mechanisms for evaluating them
Forensic tools for determining causation
Liability theories and defenses: The current state of the law
Special considerations when the government is a potentially responsible party
The lawyer as quarterback: Assembling the team
Timing issues for gathering evidence
Consulting vs. testifying experts
Case studies of landslide claims from start to finish in different contexts

  Presenters Include -ADR Services, Inc.
-Blum Collins LLP
-Catalano & Catalano
-Gibbs Giden Locher Turner
   Senet & Wittbrodt LLP
-Jax Kneppers Associates Inc.
-Los Angeles County
   Counsel’s Office
-Peterson Law Group PC
-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
-Los Angeles District
-University of Iowa
-Waldron & Associates, Inc.

Gibbs Giden’s Michael B. Geibel, partner and Chairman of our Insurance Defense Department focuses on civil litigation and appeals as well as arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Geibel is lead trial counsel on insurance defense cases within the firm, and, in addition to defense of common personal injury and property damage claims, is experienced in slope failure and subsidence litigation, toxic mold claims and remediation.

What Attendees Have Said About Similar Programs
“”This was a fascinating was a real treat to hear from some subject matter experts. I will definitely recommend to my partners.””
” “Great mix of technical and legal content.””
” “Really good conference. One of the best I’ve been to.””   Continuing Education Credits
Live credits: Law Seminars International is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program qualifies for 6.75 California MCLE credits. Upon request, LSI will apply for, or help you apply for, CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.   Agenda, cost, presenters and registration information can be viewed here.  Download brochure here