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  • Methfessel & Werbel Attorneys Present at CLE Seminars – Fall 2019

    October 23, 2019

    This fall several M&W attorneys have spoken or will speak at Continuing Legal Education seminars throughout the state.

    On September 20, 2019, Brent Pohlman offered a defense perspective at “Changes in New Jersey Employment Law Since The Development of the #MeToo Movement,” a CLE seminar hosted by Pashman Stein in Hackensack. Brent discussed what employers need to know about gender rights with respect to interviewing, hiring, compensating and responding to employee requests and complaints.

    On Monday, October 14, 2019, Eric Harrison presented at the 2019 Tort Law Conference hosted by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education in New Brunswick. Eric provided an update in Title 59 litigation developments over the past year.

    On Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Matthew Werbel and Stephen Katzman presented at the NJSIA Annual Conference in Atlantic City. This breakout session focused on trends in New Jersey on the legislative front and recent cases that will affect the adjustment and litigation of insurance claims. Stephen and Matt focused in particular on the effect of recent legislation and decisional law on the investigation and prosecution of insurance fraud. They discussed Senate Bill 2432, which allows plaintiffs to seek medical bills beyond their PIP limits from tortfeasors and insurers, as well as the pending “Bad Faith Bill” which threatens to alter the landscape of bad faith litigation in New Jersey.

    On Thursday, October 24, 2019 Raina Pitts, Shifra Tarica, and Eric Harrison will preside over break-out sessions at the New Jersey School Boards Association’s annual School Law Forum in Atlantic City. Raina and Eric will discuss developments in the Open Public Records Act as applied to student records, while Shifra will present an update in the year’s developments in special education law.

    Wrapping up October, on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Shifra Tarica will be presenting at the Hot Topics in Special Education Law 2019 CLE hosted by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Shifra’s presentation will focus on school refusal and appropriate responses to threatening student behavior in the modern public school setting.

    Friends and clients interested in attending the future seminars or conversing with the presenters are welcome to contact Brent, Eric, Matt, Stephen, Shifra, or Raina directly.