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LITIGATION 2016: REGULAR SERIES-CD SEMINAR (1290-1613)LITIGATION 2016: REGULAR SERIES-CD SEMINAR (1290-1613)
$325.00

LITIGATION 2016
Recorded February 5 - 6, 2016


DISCOVERY REFORM - AGAIN:  HOW THE NEW RULES OF FEDERAL CIVIL PROCEDURE WILL CHANGE YOUR PRACTICE
Significant changes to the discovery provisions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have been brewing over the last several years.  Controversy has followed from the start.  This program reviews the new rules that took effect on December 1, 2015 – changes that will alter a wide range of understandings from the definition of the scope of discovery to the standards for sanctions. 
Professor Charles R. DiSalvo
WVU College of Law - Morgantown, WV

UPDATE ON EVIDENCE
A little over a year ago, the WV Supreme Court of Appeals amended the Evidence Rules. Don't get caught short in your next trial. Learn what you must know about the new rules and related cases.
Professor Marjorie A. McDiarmid
WVU College of Law - Morgantown, WV

2015 HEALTHCARE TORT REFORM & LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
This presentation will focus on the recent amendments made to the West Virginia Medical Professional Liability Act during the 2015 legislative session.  Furthermore, this presentation will include a discussion of cases that have been decided in the recent past that deal with healthcare law issues.
John M. Huff, Esquire
Jackson Kelly, PLLC - Charleston, WV

LITIGATION TRENDS IN WEST VIRGINIA CONSUMER CREDIT PROTECTION CASES
This session will focus on recent litigation trends in WV Consumer Credit Protection cases, including the effect of the recent revisions to the WVCCPA during the 2015 WV legislative session.  In addition, the session will discuss new claims being asserted as well as the applicable defenses to these claims.
Danielle M. Waltz, Esquire
Jackson Kelly, PLLC - Charleston, WV

WEST VIRGINIA HIGHER & LOWER STANDARDS OF CARE
A survey of the West Virginia Tort Common Law and Statutory modifications of the standard of care.
Professor Thomas C. Cady
WVU College of Law - Morgantown, WV

MOTION PRACTICE FROM A TO Z
This presentation will focus on pretrial motion practice in federal court. It will address the strategic benefits of filing early motions, such as motions to dismiss and to remand, discuss when it is appropriate to challenge an expert's qualifications (so-called Daubert/Kumho Tire motions), and conclude with an in depth analysis of the benefits and drawbacks of seeking summary judgment.
Honorable Irene M. Keeley, U.S. District Judge
United State District Court - Clarksburg, WV

A REVIEW OF THE RECENT WV SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS CASES
A review of the recent West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals opinions and orders will be presented.
Rory L. Perry, II, Clerk of Court
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals - Charleston, WV
 
UPDATE ON THE NEW AMENDMENTS TO THE WEST VIRGINIA RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND OTHER LEGAL ISSUES
On January 1, 2015, significant amendments were made to the WV Rules of Professional Conduct, by order of the WV Supreme Court of Appeals. Nearly every Rule of Professional Conduct and/or official comment has been amended. This presentation will highlight the impact of these new rules and other ethical issues.
Rachael L. Fletcher Cipoletti, Chief Lawyer
West Virginia Office of Disciplinary Counsel - Charleston, WV
 
This seminar is accredited for 9.4 WV MCLE credits, including 1.7 Ethics/L.O.M. credits.