Fall of 2012 – Terry Bolan and Vicki Connolly gave a presentation to a national third party administrator on trial practice with a concentration in New Jersey Rules of Evidence, pointing out that while the plaintiff’s last job of growing weed in his parent’s basement may be interesting, it is not necessarily admissible in a slip and fall case (even though plaintiff was probably high at the time he fell).

 

December 2012 – Southeast Claims Conference – Dan Jahnsen was a guest lecturer on Dram Shop Exposure. The conference was held in the Charlotte, NC area. Consequently, Dan’s planned one hour lecture lasted two hours because he was repeatedly asked to slow his speech and stop talking like another fast talking Yankee.

 

February 2013 New Orleans – National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association Annual Conference – Terry Bolan presented a two hour seminar on Spoliation of evidence and specifically the legal consequences of a defendant’s failure to preserve video surveillance evidence. Fortunately, all video surveillance of the party that followed the conference was intentionally spoliated. Nevertheless, the firm has unanimously decided that Terry is prohibited from returning to New Orleans for at least five years.