Bodily Injury News December edition out now


  • Date: 13/12/2012

As well as specialist topics like non-party subpoenas and maintenance & cure issues, this latest edition reports on the topics and discussions of September’s sell-out Bodily Injury Seminar held at the New Jersey office.

Split over two days the first half of the seminar focused on employment law issues in relation to crew claims. Guest speakers from US law firms shared their expertise and supported the breakout sessions where a hypothetical case study helped crystallise the earlier presentations into more tangible learning.  The second session studied a third party longshore injury case tackling the procedural difficulties and challenges in evaluating liability and setting claim reserves in any multi-defendant litigation.

The agenda attracted about thirty participants representing both US and foreign flag carriers.  Members were drawn from a variety of operators, both owners and charterers, from liner, tug & barge, tanker to cruise and bulk trades. 

More than half of the Club’s personal injury claims over $100,000 are brought in the American courts. 

The TMA Bodily Injury Team are a specialist group from both the New Jersey and San Francisco offices empowered with a significant settlement authority to deal with these demanding cases. Under the leadership of Louise Livingston they apply collective team expertise and experience to a variety of bodily injury matters. The team review and determine strategy in all major injury cases and regularly attend settlement conferences and mediation. 

This latest edition of Bodily Injury News is being mailed to Members shortly, but can also be found in the Publications section of the Club website.

 

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