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Hickey Smith Sponsors DRI Insurance Law and Claims Conference

By Firm News, News

Hickey Smith had the honor of sponsoring the DRI Insurance Law and Claims Conference, a one-day seminar held on October 28, 2015 in Hartford, Connecticut.

Organized by DRI’s Insurance Law Committee and top Hartford-area insurance carriers, the conference focused on providing important updates about current issues impacting the insurance industry. Attendees included insurance executives, in-house counsel, and outside counsel in the Northeast who participated in educational and round-table sessions on crucial new authority affecting claims handling, coverage decisions, and extra-contractual exposure.

In support of the event, Thomas F. Lysaught, legal operations partner for Hickey Smith, served as Program Co-Chair for the conference. Lysaught is also a member of the DRI Insurance Law Committee.

Amendments To Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure Take Effect On December 1, 2015

By Blog

The amendments are coming! The amendments are coming! On December 1, 2015, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will take effect. The most significant changes concern the area of discovery. Below is a brief summary of the most salient forthcoming changes with respect to discovery. For a more detailed explanation of the purpose and intended effect of the amendments, the Advisory Committee Notes (included in the package of materials transmitted by the United States Supreme Court to Congress) are an excellent resource. Read More

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