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Papers available from Invited Attorneys meeting

For 55 years, Schinnerer has provided defense attorneys and in-house counsels and risk managers with an annual conference to discuss both legal and professional practice developments. In 2016, this two-day continuing education program was held from May 26-27 in Coral Gables, Florida. Participation in this conference is by invitation only, but the end-result of this … Continue reading

Protect your firm from ransomware

In this age of increasing cyber crime, professional service firms should anticipate that their business files and systems could be held for extortion payments. Unfortunately, some have already been victims of ransomware demands. Firms that have experienced the chaos and despair that a ransomware attack causes know that it is a largely self-inflicted injury that … Continue reading

Do transgender-accessible bathrooms create professional liability risks?

Although Americans seem to be surrendering their privacy on an increasing basis through cellphone and website usage, the issue of privacy and safety in restrooms appears to still be a concern. Some concerns design firms have expressed to us include: Is there a professional liability exposure created by the move toward assuring restroom access to … Continue reading

Construction managers: limiting responsibility for jobsite safety

The ways in which a construction manager (CM) defines and carries out services can have far-reaching consequences with respect to the CM’s potential liability. This is particularly true when it relates to jobsite safety. When a worker is injured and there is a CM on the project, it is not unexpected that the CM will … Continue reading

Advantage of early retention of expert witnesses

Coming up at Schinnerer’s Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys, May 26-27, 2016, will be a two-part presentation regarding the 2008 collapse of the canopy walkway at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. The project was still under construction when one construction worker was killed and 18 others were injured during the pouring of concrete on the elevated … Continue reading