Frances O'Meara and Pamela Woodside are both presenting at the 2017 CLM Management and Professional Liability Conference July 26-28, 2017.
Frances will be speaking on a panel discussion entitled, "AIRBNB - B-Ware and B-Legal (Real Estate Professionals)", which will cover current issues facing the short term rental markets, such as “hotel” tax compliance, discrimination/racism, landlord evictions and related suits, as well as related coverage issues. Attendees will become aware of current legal concerns regarding the short-term rental markets, learn of recent and anticipated claims arising out of the short-term rental markets, and underwriting issues that carriers should be on the look-out for.
Frances will be joined by other industry professionals on the panel, including Matthew Diamond of Travelers, Joseph Garin of Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C., and Thomas Sheffield of QBE.
Pamela will be speaking on a panel discussion entitled, "Rise of the Machines: Can and Should Your Fitness Tracker Tracker Be Used Against You in Court of Law?". This panel will discuss the use of wearable fitness technologies, such as Fitbit and Garmin, and fitness platforms, such as Strava, in litigation with a focus on employment and workers' compensation claims, particularly the impact such technology may have on employment-related damage claims. The panel will explore the impact of the emergence of evidence from personal fitness devices on claims handling and litigation strategy as well as the pros and cons of using data and information from wearable fitness technology and some of its problems, including lack of uniformity, privacy issues, and how this information can be collected and from whom.
Pamela will be joined by Christopher Featherstun of Hiscox, Robert Lofton of Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP, and Heidi Roll of Starr Adjustment Services, Inc.
More information regarding the conference and registration can be found on CLM's website.