SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17        MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18        TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19


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Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Conference Registration
 
 
Sunday
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM
Welcome
 
 
Trucking Litigation - Nuts and Bolts:  The Basics
 
 
 
Sunday
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
What You Must do When You First Get a Case
 
 
Sunday
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
Common Parties, Causes of Action and Defenses
 
 
Sunday
2:10 PM - 2:25 PMA
Exhibitor Introductions
 
 
Sunday
2:25 PM - 2:55 PM
Truck ECM (Blackbox) and TelematicsSystems
 
 
Sunday
2:55 PM - 3:15 PM
Venue and Forum Choices
 
 
Sunday
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Break
 
 
 
Sunday
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Key Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations & Trucking Industry Standards
 
 
Sunday
4:15 PM -4:30 PM
Understanding and Explaining How a Brain Injury is an Ongoing Process, Not an Event
 
 
Sunday
4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Insurance Coverage ABCs
 
 
Sunday
4:50 PM - 5:20 PM
Key Discovery in Trucking Cases
 
 
Sunday
5:20 PM - 5:45 PM
Driver Qualifications and Hiring
(include DOT exam)
 
 
Sunday
5:45 PM - 6:15 PM
Utilizing Rule 30(b)(6) in a Trucking Case
 
 
Sunday
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
 
 
 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

 
Monday
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
 
 
 
Focus Group
 
 
Monday
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
Jury Instructions for Truck Cases
 
Monday
8:50 AM - 10:20 AM
Opening Statements
Focus Group Deliberations
Plaintiff: Michael Cowen
 
Monday
10:20 AM - 10:35 AM
Break
 
 
 
Monday
10:35 AM - 11:30 AM
Analyze Focus Group Findings
 
Monday
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Road Safe America:  Born Out of Tragedy – Working to Reduce Big Rig Crashes, Injuries and Deaths. Current Efforts and How You Can Help
 
 
Monday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sponsored Luncheon by Physician Life Care Planning and Award Ceremony
 
 
Trucking Litigation – Nuts and Bolts:  Advanced Topics
 
Monday
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Training:  Turns (left, right and U-turns)
 
 
Monday
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Training:  Proper Lane Changes
 
 
Monday
1:55 PM - 2:10 PM

Beyond Structured Settlements:  Protecting Your Clients Financial Future
 
 
Monday
2:10 PM - 2:55 PM
Killer Demonstrative Evidence
 
 
Monday
2:55 PM - 3:20 PM
Training:  Proper Visual Search and Hazard Perception
 
 
Monday
3:20 PM - 3:35 PM
Break
 
 
 
Monday
3:35 PM - 4:00 PM
Training:  Proper Backing
 
 
Monday
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Training:  Night Driving
(Overdriving Headlights/DOT tape)
 
 
Monday
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Exhibitor Introductions
 
 
 
Monday
4:45 PM - 5:10 PM
Training:  Proper Speed Management
(Including Adverse Weather)
 
 
Monday
5:10 PM - 5:35 PM
Overcoming Sudden Emergency/Sudden Medical Emergency Defenses
 
 
Monday
5:35 PM - 6:00 PM
Punitive Damages:  How to Get Them and How to Keep Them
 
 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

 
Tuesday
7:45 AM- 8:30 AM
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
 
 
 
Trucking Litigation – Experts and the Law
 
 
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Understanding Law Enforcement Training and Enforcement in CMV Cases
 
 
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Understanding Time Distance Analyses
 
Tom Langley
 
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Hours of Service Regulations Primer
 
 
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Understanding Dispatch and Load Related Paper Trail
 
 
Tuesday
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Parking and Route Planning
 
 
Tuesday
10:40 AM - 10:55 AM
Break
 
 
 
Tuesday
10:55 AM- 11:15 AM
Life Care Planning and its Application to Your Injury Case
 
 
Tuesday
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
TBI Damages – Understanding Imaging
 
 
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:00PM
Luncheon Sponsored by The Plaintiffs MSA and Lien Solution
 
 
 
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tips for Opening and Closing Arguments in a Trucking Case
 
 
Tuesday
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
FedEx Update: What You Need to Know About America's Most Irresponsible Trucking Scheme
 
 
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Top Practical Tips for Handling Truck Cases and Trials
 
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Effective Mediation Strategies for Trucking Cases
 
Tuesday
3:45 PM
Adjourn
 
 


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