Risk Management 2020: Hot Topics and Cool Solutions

Risk Management 2020:
Hot Topics and Cool Solutions

 – CANCELLED – Pillinger Miller Tarallo and St. John’s Tobin Center for Executive Education, its Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science (GSRM) proudly present our inaugural conference: Risk Management 2020: Hot Topics and Cool Solutions. In today’s complex business environment, the number one issue facing insurance and claims executives is effective and efficient strategic risk management – an issue affecting whole industries as well as individual companies. Our panel participants – comprised of highly-experienced attorneys, senior claims executives and GSRM professors – will offer incisive insights on topics ranging from additional insured status to indemnification to risk transfer and will and cover the tools that can be used to successfully acknowledge, manage and reduce risk for both insureds and self-insureds alike. The conference will be held at:St. John’s University101 Astor Place, NY NY 10003March 26, 2020 from 1 pm to 5 pm CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Agenda 1:30 p.m.OPENING REMARKSThomas M. Bona, Partner – Pillinger Miller Tarallo, LLP 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Session One: Protect Yourself – The Keys to Risk Transfer? Indemnification Agreements and Their Limitations Owner Controlled Insurance Programs/ Contractor Controlled Insurance Programs/ Reinsurance Contractual Indemnification Agreements Additional Insured Coverage versus Contractual Indemnity Recovery Session One Panelists: Moderator:Marc Pillinger, Executive Partner – Pillinger Miller Tarallo, LLP Jeff Miller, Executive Partner – Pillinger Miller Tarallo, LLPNeil Sambursky, Partner – Pillinger Miller Tarallo, LLPChris Phillips, Senior Vice President – Old Republic Contractors Insurance GroupWilson Townsend, Vice President, Director – RiverStone TPA ServicesGerard Kelly, Adjunct Professor – Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management 2:45 p.m.  BREAK 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Session Two: You Have a...
Case by Case: Winds of Change? Second Department Adopts Tougher View of Safe Place To Work

Case by Case: Winds of Change? Second Department Adopts Tougher View of Safe Place To Work

By Thomas M. Bona. In November 2017, at Pillinger Miller Tarallo, LLP (“PMT”), we predicted that the Court of Appeals under Judge Janet DiFiore would begin to interpret the Labor Law more favorably for the construction industry and insurance industry. This would signal to the rest of the New York courts that Labor Law matters should be decided in a more even-handed fashion. A recent case from the Second Department demonstrates that this may indeed be occurring. In Ochoa-Hoenes v. Finkelstein, 173 A.D.2d 1080 (2d Dep’t, May 2019), the plaintiff was injured at a construction site which involved the erection of a modular home owned by the homeowners Finkelstein. The modular home components were manufactured by Signature Builders, Inc., and the defendant Vesta Development Group, an authorized representative of Signature Builders, Inc., was hired by the Finkelsteins to perform construction management services for the project. At the time of the accident, the plaintiff was employed by an electrical contractor hired by the Finkelsteins. The accident happened while the plaintiff was preparing for the installation of lights in the home’s basement. After noticing that a stack of plywood sheets that had been placed against the basement wall was resting on the electrical wires, the plaintiff attempted to move the stack himself, which caused it to tip over and strike his right ankle and foot. Plaintiff sued alleging common-law negligence against the defendants based upon their alleged failure to maintain the premises and to provide him with a safe place to work, which is the same standard as is codified in Labor Law §200. Notably, there were no Labor Law allegations...