Frankel & Newfield partner Jason Newfield recently returned from giving a presentation to the American Conference Institute, Litigating Disability Insurance Claims. Mr. Newfield’s topic was titled “Discovery, Scope and Limitations “360”; Key Strategies to Make Discovery Useful and Meaningful to your Case”. This is one of the most controversial areas of ERISA disability insurance litigation, and Mr. Newfield was honored to once again be asked to present to such a prestigious organization, which gathers attorneys from both the plaintiff’s and defense bar, along with disability claim personnel.
The presentation was a round table discussion with counsel for numerous insurers, including both in-house counsel and litigation counsel. Some of the key points of the presentation included a discussion about the various discovery devices to be utilized, the nature and scope of discovery across the country, with the lack of uniformity across circuit and district courts throughout the country, and key strategies to employ when pursuing discovery.
The presentation was well received, as it addressed a hot topic for ERISA disability insurance litigation, and a topic that is rapidly evolving.