Forced Place Insurance Class Actions in the First Circuit: John Englander and Ed Haber Discuss their En Banc Argument Kolbe v. Bank of America

04/24/2014 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
This roundtable will feature John Englander and Ed Haber who argued the Kolbe v. Bank of America force placed insurance class action motion to dismiss twice before the First Circuit. Following the first argument, the panel split 2-1, reversing the District Court’s opinion granting the motion. The First Circuit, sitting en banc, vacated the panel’s decision in a 3-3 decision that restored the dismissal by default....
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CLE - Closely Held Business Disputes: Legal Issues and Practical Considerations for Litigation and Negotiation

04/24/2014 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Learn about the issues that commonly arise in disputes involving close corporations and other privately held small businesses - including privilege and conflict of interests, available remedies for breach of fiduciary duty, the differences between Massachusetts and Delaware law, indemnification of officers and directors, and key provisions in shareholder agreements....
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Use of Mediation in Matters Involving Closely Held and Family Businesses

04/25/2014 - 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This interactive program will bring experts in mediation to the BBA in this free CLE program. The panel will demonstrate best practices and techniques through a series of mock mediations addressing issues related to closely held and family businesses....
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Crash Dynamics, Causality, and Bodily Injury

04/28/2014 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Please join us for an interactive discussion about the proper evaluation of personal injury claims. Dr. Chris Quigley will provide a follow-up to his previous discussion about spinal and brain injuries. This discussion will address the methods that claims professionals use to evaluate claims and estimate case value, including the infamous Colossus program. This program will be helpful to plaintiff and defense counsel alike....
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Bringing — or Defending — Chapter 30A Appeals of Administrative Agency Decisions

04/29/2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Chapter 30A appeals of state administrative agency decisions are governed by their own set of procedures, rules, and standards of review, which can trip up the unfamiliar lawyer. Carrie Benedon, an Assistant Attorney General in the AGO’s Government Bureau, and Tad Heuer, an attorney at Foley Hoag whose practice focuses on administrative law, will present an overview of the process for seeking judicial review of state administrative agency decisions. The program will include a discussion of applicable procedures, timelines, and deadlines; the role of the administrative record; the responsibilities of each party to the appeal; and the standard and scope of judicial review. This 1-hour program is open to all, but will be geared toward the new lawyer or occasional administrative law practitioner. ...
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Trying Medical Malpractice Cases in Federal Court

04/29/2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Please join us for a brown bag luncheon on Tuesday, April 29, at which U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein will speak about medical malpractice trials in federal court. Judge Dein will cover the do’s and don’ts of medical malpractice trials, based on her fourteen years' experience as a federal magistrate judge in Boston. Her insight and suggestions will be invaluable to both plaintiffs' and defense attorneys. The presentation will be in the Moakley U.S. Courthouse on Fan Pier, in the Jury Assembly Room on the second floor, starting at noon. Please come early if you want to buy your lunch at the cafeteria, which is also on the second floor....
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Causation After Nassar

04/29/2014 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
We will discuss the implications of the Supreme Court's recent Nassar decision -- including its potential impact on summary judgment motions in federal court; the interpretation of other retaliation provisions; and what it says (or doesn't say) about the vibrancy of Title VII in the Roberts Court era....
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Avoiding Panic: Managing a High Risk Data Breach

04/29/2014 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
This program will provide an overview of the legal framework governing data breaches as well as practical advice on how to prepare for, and respond to, a data breach....
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Bankruptcy Basics For Construction Lawyers - What You Need To Know About Bankruptcy To Assess Risks And Avoid Traps

05/05/2014 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Paul O’Donnell, Esq. of Hinckley Allen, will discuss risks especially inherent in bankruptcy (or potential bankruptcy) matters involving construction projects and contractors. Whether you are adversarial to a party on the verge of bankruptcy or your own client faces such a problem, you will want to consider the risks Paul discusses with us based on his 25 plus years in the industry....
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Young Lawyers' Roundtable: A Conversation with Judge Young

05/15/2014 - 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
The Young Lawyers' Roundtable program is a new event series designed to foster a unique and collegial atmosphere in which young attorneys and members of the U.S. District Court can meet and discuss important issues of the day. Each event in the series will be hosted at the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse by a different judge of the Court, and will provide a small-group setting in which the judge and participants can interact and share insights. We are very pleased to announce that the second Young Lawyers' Roundtable event will feature a conversation with the Honorable William Young . ...
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Antitrust Counter-Attacks in Patent Litigation

05/15/2014 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
This program will discuss the interplay between patent law and antitrust laws. In certain cases, clients involved patent lawsuits have use antitrust counter-attacks to their advantage. This program will discuss the types of antitrust counterclaims brought in patent suits and the use of antitrust concepts to change the narrative of a patent litigation. The presenter will also describe the practical aspects of coordinating patent and antitrust litigation and the strategic decisions litigants confront....
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CLE - Class Action Settlements: Innovative Approaches to Class Notice, Objector Litigation, and Mediation

05/20/2014 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Join us for a detailed look at Recent Developments in Class Action Settlements. Innovative Approaches to Class Notice, Objector Litigation, and Mediation will be discussed with additional examination given to ethical considerations. Participants will earn .5 hours of ethics credit....
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CLE - The Massachusetts Securities Division: Effective Investigation and Litigation Advocacy

05/21/2014 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
As one of the most active state securities regulatory agencies, The Massachusetts Securities Division (MSD) is increasingly focused on its enforcement priorities. Join us for an in-depth look at MSD investigations and proceedings. Learn from Boston's best as to the finer points of practice in this active and complex arena....
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CLE - Latest Developments in Intellectual Property Law at the Supreme Court

06/04/2014 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Attend this CLE to learn about the Court’s current and upcoming intellectual property-related docket in depth, and will discuss the effects of this blockbuster IP term in various industries, including especially the life sciences, pharmaceutical, and high-tech sectors. ...
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CLE - Construction Law

06/11/2014 - 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Construction is a risky business for all involved - from lenders and insurers, to contractors, designers and subcontractors. The Real Estate Section's Construction Law Committee has you covered! Join us to learn about the newest strategies and procedures every real estate and construction law practitioner should know. Check back soon for more details or registernow to reserve your seat! ...
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What’s in Your Bitcoin Wallet? The Real World Risks of Virtual Currency

06/19/2014 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Panelists from the bar, the FBI, and accounting and finance professions will review how Bitcoin was created, the technology that supports Bitcoin, how it functions, and potential problems with the use of virtual currencies. They will review practical considerations for valuing Bitcoin transactions and assets, identifying fraud and other malfeasance, and the impact on capital markets. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in a discussion of the potential legal issues surrounding Bitcoin and other virtual currencies....
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