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39th Annual Auto Law Seminar (both days) (online)

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Date Published

May 19, 2021


Pennsylvania Association for Justice


Automotive Law


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- Review of the Financial Responsibility Statute and Case Law
Update of first-and third-party case law, including peer review issues, third-party liability, pleading, proving and recovering medical bills, and income loss. Also, an update of limited tort and ethical issues related to fee splits, and file disputes.
- Subrogation and Recovery of Special Damages
Review of the statutory provisions of the Auto Law in connection with subrogation, including, an update of ERISA and HMO plans, Blue Cross, disability plans, governmental plans, e.g., VA, Medicare, Medical Assistance (DHS), and related ethical issues.
- Maximizing Damages in Non-Catastrophic Cases
Pre-litigation tips to enhance the value of your case, including, trial strategies, the implication of pre-accident and post-accident medical conditions, and discussions of plaintiff’s IMEs, DMEs, and exposing the defense doctor’s bias.
- NEW FOR 2021 - Anatomy of Shoulder, Knee, and Elbow Injuries, Including Demonstration of an IME
An Orthopedic Surgeon will discuss one of the most complex areas of anatomy, i.e., shoulder anatomy and also orthopedic injuries to the knee and elbow. Covering clinical symptomatology, objective v. subjective findings, diagnostic testing, causation, treatment, surgery, rehabilitation, prognosis, and future impairment.
- Governmental Liability in Vehicle Accident Cases
All of the information you will need to know in connection with a motor vehicle case that involves potential claims against Commonwealth or local governmental entities, including notice and administrative requirements under the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act, including thresholds and recoverable damages.
- How to Enhance the Value of Your Case and Win at Trial
The pre-suit investigation, pleadings, discovery and trial, review case law in connection with Hot Topics raised on the Auto Listserv. Also, review of “Rules of the Road.” PLUS a bonus discussion of recent ethical opinions and non-auto cases.
- Latest in Crash Technology and Social Media
Discussion of the impact of the latest technology and social media to win your auto case. Review the latest updates in crash technology and the beneficial uses and risks of social media discovery.
- Impact of Workers' Compensation Claim Within Your Auto Case
Discussion of worker’s compensation issues. How the workers’ compensation process affects your auto case, including, company doctor requirements, DMEs, res judicata or collateral estoppel, the effect of the comp claim, and C&R agreements on third party settlements and trial.
- Uninsured and Underinsured “Jam Session”
Overview of all of the latest UM/UIM and Bad Faith case law, including policy interpretation and coverage and exclusion issues. Also, discussion of pre-trial and trial phases of a “Koken” case, including the most up-to-date strategies.

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Leonard Sloane, Esq.
Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C.

Leonard Sloane, Chairman of the Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C.’s Litigation... Read More

James R. Ronca, Esq.
Anapol Schwartz P.C.

A partner in the Philadelphia firm of Anapol Weiss, P.C., James Ronca received his B.A. degree with honors from Lehigh... Read More

Michael Davey
Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C., Media and West Chester, PA

Michael is a Partner at the law firm of Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C., in... Read More

David L. Lutz, Esq.
Handler Henning & Rosenberg

David Lutz received his B.S. and M.P.A. from Penn State University and his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law.... Read More

Sudhir R. Patel, Esq.
Fanelli, Evans and Patel, P.C

Sud Patel is a partner in the Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania law firm of Fanelli, Evans & Patel, P.C. He is... Read More

David L. Rubenstein, MD
Lankenau Hospital / Main Line Hospital System

David L. Rubenstein, MD, is a nationally-recognized sports medicine surgeon specializing in shoulder instability, rotator... Read More

Erin K. Rudert, Esq.
Ainsman Levine, LLC

Erin K. Rudert is an equity Partner with the Pittsburgh law office of Ainsman Levine, LLC. Ms. Rudert joined the highly... Read More

Halmon "Sonny" Banks, III, Esq.
Banks Law

Halmon “Sonny” Banks, III, Esq., is the founder of Banks Law. He opened his own firm in June 2013. Mr. Banks has practiced... Read More

Melissa R. Chandy, Esq.
Pond Lehocky

Melissa R. Chandy is a Partner with Pond Lehocky and has focused her practice exclusively on Pennsylvania workers’... Read More

Scott B. Cooper, Esq.
Schmidt Kramer, P.C.

Mr. Cooper is a partner at the Harrisburg-based personal injury law firm of Schmidt Kramer P.C. where he specializes in... Read More

James Haggerty, Esq.
Haggerty Goldberg Schleifer & Kupersmith, PC

Mr. Haggerty is one of the founding partners of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith with offices in Philadelphia,... Read More

Dale G. Larrimore, Esq.
Senior Partner - Larrimore & Farnish, P.C.

Mr. Larrimore is senior partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Larrimore & Farnish, P.C., with a practice concentrated... Read More

Marion K. Munley, Esq.
Munley Law

Marion Munley is a partner in the Pennsylvania law firm Munley Law. A champion of victims’ rights, Marion devotes her... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

39th Annual Auto Law Seminar Day 1
39th Annual Auto Law Seminar Day 2
39th Annual Auto Law Seminar - Papers
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