Discussing a recent ruling that information obtained by an outside auditor is open to discovery, Jonathan Handler tells Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, "If you use an outside expert, or something someone in your company does, in order to make a claim, assume all of that is going to come out." He went on to say that in cases such as this, "The issue is whether the client is engaged in the regular course of business or something in anticipation of litigation. That’s a difficult line." The judge in Columbia Data Products, Inc. v. Autonomy Corporation Limited, et al. ruled that even though the plaintiff's intent at the time of the audit was only to obtain information for business purposes, and as such the information is not immune to discovery. The article, "Auditor's report discoverable," appeared in the December 27 edition.
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On September 20, Susan Huntington presented during an educational call-in discussion, "Insurance and Coverage Risk Management Approaches to Address the Opioid Crisis," for the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA).
On March 8, Bill Goddard will be speaking on "Lessons Learned from ERM, ORSA and Corporate Governance: Identifying and Remedying Weaknesses in Your Company's Risk and Capital Frameworks" at the 14th National Forum on Insurance Regulation, a conference presented by the American Conference Institute (ACI) to be held in New York.
On February 9, Bill Goddard will be speaking on a panel, titled "You've Got to Come Back with Me to The Future: An Ethics Discussion," at the 2018 International Association of Insurance Receivers (IAIR) Insurance Resolution Workshop to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Day Pitney partner Chase Rogers, former Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, was featured in an article, "Retired Judges Establish Fund To Provide Lawyers For Immigrant Families," published by the Hartford Courant.
Chase T. Rogers, former Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, was recognized by the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information (CCFOI) for bringing greater openness to the state's court system.
On May 15, Chase T. Rogers, former Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, received the 2018 John M. Bailey Award for Public Service at the Hartford County Bar Association (HCBA) Annual Meeting, which was held at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford, CT.
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