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Subrogation Law, Thursday, Dec. 22

TOPICS:
WHAT IS SUBROGATION & SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
1. Defining the concept: equitable vs. legal
2. Insured/insurance carrier relationship
3. Releases and waivers of subrogation
4. Prejudgment interest
     b. Qualified settlement offer
5. Damages

AUTOMOBILE
1. Service of process when personal service or copy service is not available. Ind. T.R. 4.4 and 4.10;
2. Medical payment liens
     a. Erie vs. George and the recovery of medical payment subrogation liens
     b. When insured settles his claim before his carrier takes action. Secura vs. Tate;
3. Arbitration forums
4. Enforcing judgment
     a. Suspension of driving privileges – I.C. 9-25-6-4

WORKER’S COMPENSATION
1. Statutory lien pursuant to I.C. 22-3-2-13
2. Protecting the lien when the injured employee pursues 3rd party;
3. Recovery in the face of “Made Whole”.
4. Uninsured / underinsured – automobile policies of employer & employee & the impact on made whole doctrine

PROPERTY & PRODUCT LIABILITY
1. A property damage loss has occurred – now what?
     a. What information to gather?
          i. Statute of repose
          ii. Notice of parties
          iii. Act of God
     b. Evidence necessary to preserve claim
2. Experts
     a. Choosing an expert
     b. Daubert considerations
3. Spoliation;
     a. How to avoid
     b. Spoliation as a separate action: First Party vs. Third Party
4. Distinction between agent and independent contractor classification of wrong-doer;
5. Manufacturer and seller as defendants;
6. Malfunction theory in product liability claims. Ford Motor Co. vs. Reed

DAMAGES
1. Actual cash value vs. replacement cost
2. Economic loss
3. Damages to personal property
4. Punitive damages
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FACULTY:
Fred Pfenninger – Chair
Pfenninger & Associates, Indianapolis, IN

Carolyn Small Grant
Grant & Grant Attorneys, Indianapolis, IN

Robert G. Grant
Grant & Grant Attorneys, Indianapolis, IN

T. Blake Orner
Grant & Grant Attorneys, Indianapolis, IN
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SUBROGATION LAW
3 CLE / 3 Ins. CE – Thursday, December 22,  1:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

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