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Using Experts to Navigate the Minefields of Litigation


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Practice Area:
Construction Law
Faculty:
Hakim Bouadi, Ph.D., P.E. |  Rob A. Plichta, AIA, NCARB, CPP |  Stephanie U. Eaton
Duration:
1 Hour 29 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
License:
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.


Description

Presented By: DRI's Construction Law Committee

Bringing one or more experts into play early in the process can assist parties in targeting issues for pre-litigation resolution and in developing theories, evidence, defenses and strategies that shape the litigation, and ultimately, the outcome at an alternative dispute resolution forum or trial. We will discuss perspectives outside consultants can bring to a construction dispute when they are engaged early.  Building upon our 2019 Seminar discussion, we will use hypothetical scenarios to show how experts can assist counsel in framing issues and solutions from the outset of a potential dispute, allowing counsel to efficiently navigate the dispute resolution process. 

Who Should Attend: 

  • Construction attorneys handling pre-construction, construction, and dispute resolution phases of projects
  • Municipality / public owner representatives
  • Design and engineering professionals, especially those working on public projects
  • Claims professionals encountering foreseeability issues on public properties with regard to accidents and emergencies such as shootings, floods, building collapse 

What Will You Learn?:

  • Benefits to your client of being proactive by early retention of experts in response to a construction accident or emergency such as shooting, flood or building collapse
  • How and why it is important to document and preserve an accident or emergency site as soon as possible
  • Use of experts for issue spotting and case planning          
  • How evolving social and environmental clients impact foreseeability of events for design and engineering professionals   

Credits

Please note:

During the presentation, a one-digit number will randomly appear. This will happen 3 times. Please write down each number as, together, they will serve as your "CLE Password".

DRI will apply for CLE in your state upon request in writing to cle@dri.org

Once the approval is received, DRI will report your attendance to your local state agency where applicable. For more information, please see the "Post Seminar Action" for your state below.

Approval times can take anywhere from 4 - 6 weeks.



Alabama

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Alaska

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Arkansas

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California

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Connecticut

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

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New York

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Faculty

Hakim Bouadi, Ph.D., P.E. Related seminars and products

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Hakim Bouadi is a Principal and Senior Project Manager in Walter P Moore’s Diagnostics Group with more than 20 years' experience. His expertise encompasses both new design and existing structures, including evaluating, assessing, and designing repairs for distressed steel and concrete structures, façades, and below-grade waterproofing. He also develops work scopes, repair procedures, and technical specifications for restoration/rehabilitation projects. Hakim Bouadi is active in the development of codes and standards for concrete buildings.
 


Rob A. Plichta, AIA, NCARB, CPP Related seminars and products

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Robert A. Plichta, Forensic Architect/Senior Consultant at ESi, specializes in Construction Defects, Premises Liability and Professional Liability matters, including the investigation, evaluation and repair of building failures, architectural standard-of-care, and accessibility compliance. He is also an expert in national building code compliance, architectural operations, construction contract administration, and peer reviews. He has more than 30 years of architectural experience with building types including: commercial, hospital, educational, industrial, medical clinics, hospitality, retail facilities, multi-family residential (condominiums and apartment) complexes, mixed-use projects, senior living, hi-end residential, and urban infill residential design and construction.
 


Stephanie U. Eaton Related seminars and products

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Stephanie U. Eaton is a Member of the law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, and is a Vice-Chair of the Firm's Litigation Department.  Ms. Eaton's primary areas of practice are construction and product liability litigation. The former Chair of the NC Bar Association Construction Section, Ms. Eaton has successfully resolved numerous construction product liability matters.  She was named 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants by The Best Lawyers in America.
 


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