Most contractors (and thus their carriers and brokers) become involved in some type of litigation. There are, however, steps you can take to manage your risk to deter litigation, recover from mistakes, and to better defend your company should litigation occur. In this webinar we will discuss the processes and procedures you can put in place to protect your company before an event occurs. We will discuss essential documentation to be created and maintained, and how lack of this documentation can impact defense of a personal injury or construction defect claim. In addition, you’ll learn procedures contractors should follow at each stage of the process, and how to work with your broker, carrier and defense counsel in order to best defend these claims.
The Webinar will begin at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) and end at 3:00 p.m.
As always, there is no charge for our Webinar. We hope you will join us!
Mr. Ferguson is a Partner in the Tort and Catastrophic Loss, Construction and Design Law and Commercial Litigation/Directors & Officers groups at Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP. Mr. Ferguson’s Tort and Catastrophic Loss practice includes defense of premises liability and transportation cases. In the transportation area, he has litigated cases involving personal and commercial vehicles, including trucking and motor coach claims. Further, Mr. Ferguson has a rapid response team in place to respond to emergencies and catastrophic events. Mr. Ferguson’s Construction and Design Law practice includes defense of commercial and residential construction defect claims. Mr. Ferguson’s Commercial Litigation/Directors & Officers practice includes contract dispute claims and corporate litigation.
Mr. Ferguson serves as general counsel for a wide variety of businesses, including those in the construction, property management, snow and ice management, and landscaping industries. Mr. Ferguson regularly advises clients on pending legislation at the Federal and State levels. He has drafted legislation on behalf of various industries, and has testified in Washington, D.C. and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania before House Committees.
Ms. Lamb is an associate in the Philadelphia office of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP. She is a part of the and Tort and Catastrophic Loss National Practice Section. She focuses primarily on commercial premises liability, motor vehicle liability, contract, insurance coverage, and construction defect litigation.
Prior to joining FMG, Ms. Lamb practiced at Rawle & Henderson, LLP, concentrating in catastrophic loss defense. This complex trial practice involves the defense of complex actions with high exposure for injuries including death, traumatic brain injury, quadriplegia, loss of limb, and multi-million dollar property loss. The practice implicates a wide variety of industries and clients and includes product liability, construction site liability, workplace safety, commercial premises liability, building collapses, fires, explosions, and general casualty matters. Ms. Lamb was part of the defense team representing The Salvation Army in the civil action resulting from the collapse of the building next to a Salvation Army thrift shop. The trial spanned five months and stands as Philadelphia County’s largest ever personal injury matter.
Ms. Baakman is an associate in the Tort and Catastrophic Loss, Construction, and Commercial Litigation/Directors & Officers National Practice Sections and Products Liability National Practice Team at Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP. She works primarily in the areas of commercial premises, construction, and products defect litigation in both state and federal court. She also has experience in the areas of catastrophic loss defense and the defense of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims.
Prior to joining Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP, Ms. Baakman achieved a number of noteworthy outcomes, including a defense verdict in a private binding arbitration in Philadelphia where the injuries of an adult and minor plaintiff included alleged chronic carbon monoxide poisoning, the dismissal with prejudice of a products liability matter in federal court, where the allegations included plaintiff’s complete loss of ability to practice as a physician as a result of the alleged injuries, the denial of opposing counsel’s request to obtain unduly burdensome and irrelevant electronic discovery in a highly contentious construction matter in New Jersey, requiring nearly six months of consistent motion practice and oral argument to achieve, and the voluntary withdrawal of a plaintiff’s claims venued in Philadelphia based on investigation conducted subsequent to the depositions of the parties.
*Note - FMG applies for Continuing Education and Continuing Legal Education Credit in multiple states. Until a course is approved by a particular state, we cannot guarantee credit. You must be present (online or in-person) during the full session to receive credit.
Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP is a leading national litigation firm, serving clients through its practice
groups in CGL and Business Liability, Commercial and Complex Litigation, Construction and Design Law, Financial
Services and Transactions, Government Law, Government Relations, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith, Labor and
Employment Law, and Professional Liability. With offices in Georgia, California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York,
North Carolina and Florida, FMG attorneys serve as trusted counsel to corporations and governments throughout the
country, providing practical, efficient, and cost-effective solutions for legal issues. For more information
about FMG, visit www.fmglaw.com.
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