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Epps, Joe

Adjusting Bodily Injury & Wrongful Death Claims

Session Code:  0905    Session Level:  Intermediate

Curriculum: Casualty Campus

Monday 10:30 - 12:00 -- Room 304
Tuesday 8:00 - 9:30 -- Room 103

Joe Epps, CPA, CFE,  President
Epps Forensic Consulting PLLC, Scottsdale, AZ

Meryl Fein, Claim Director-Excess Claims
Allianz Global Corp. & Spec., O'Fallon, MO

Josh M. Snell, JD,  Partner
Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC, Phoenix, AZ

  • Describe claim investigation options for pre- and post-litigation bodily injury and wrongful death claims
  • Identify potential members of the claims team and the collaboration needed to effectively resolve these cases
  • Outline the types of potential economic damages that the adjuster might anticipate
  • Compare the differences in various claims settlement procedures, including negotiation, mediation and litigation through trial

Errera, Michael S.

Investigating Chemical Contamination Cases

Session Code:  0343    Session Level:  Intermediate

Curriculum: Subrogation

Monday 3:30 - 5:00 -- Room 313
Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00 -- Room 313

Sean J. Dee, PhD, PE,  Sr. Engineer-Thermal Practice
Exponent, Warrenville, IL

Michael S. Errera, JD,  Partner
Foran Glennon, Chicago, IL

  • Define investigation strategies for, and approaches to, contamination claims
  • Identify contaminants and contamination pathways in industrial processes and consumer products
  • Incorporate technical investigation findings into claim/recovery strategies
  • Investigate claim and recovery strategies
    ** Explore strengths and vulnerabilities in contamination cases through the use of case study examples