7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.||
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Registration Open|
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.||
Gene F. Zipperle Jr., Ward, Hocker & Thornton PLLC,
Louisville, KY, 2018 TLI Program Chair
Hillary Arrow Booth, Booth LLP, Los Angeles, CA, TLA President
Many of the education sessions will incorporate a common factual scenario involving the catastrophe-riddled transport of a valuable piece of electronic equipment. Variants of the facts include last mile delivery by drone, the use of
independent contractors, a retail shipper transporting its own goods, intentional interference with the delivery, and personal injury caused by falling freight.
|8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Unbridled: Emerging Transportation Technologies and Regulations and the Prospect of Cross Border Drone Delivery
Panelists will explore the use of emerging commercial end-delivery alternatives
and technologies for package and freight delivery, including regulations currently
enacted and what types of regulations can be expected to be enacted in the
future on the local, state, and federal levels. Panelists will also cover the use of independent contractors for end-delivery and the evolving case law that may limit such use.
MODERATOR: Edwina V. Kessler, Partner, Catri, Holton, Kessler, & Kessler, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, FL
Eric Baker, Smith Amundsen LLC, Indianapolis, IN
Brandt R. Madsen, Smith Amundsen LLC, Chicago, IL
Heather Devine, Isaacs & Co., Toronto, ON, Canada
|10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.||
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||Genuine Risk: Exploring New and Existing Causes of Action
Panelists will examine tort, contract, products liability, and negligence-based causes of action available now and likely to emerge in the future as transportation modes evolve to embrace new technologies and to satisfy increasing customer demands. This panel will explore the application of
traditional causes of action to an expanding pool of potential defendants, and defenses that may be available to motor carriers, brokers, shippers, and third party entities caught in a plaintiff’s wide net.
MODERATOR: David B. Hall, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, Birmingham, AL
Hillary Arrow Booth, Booth LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Roger S. Watts, Lindsay LLP, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Stephani R. Johnson, Wilson Elser, LLP, Dallas, TX
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||
Broker’s Tip: Navigating Contract Issues Related to Shippers, Brokers, and Carriers in Traditional and Technology-Driven Markets
Panelists will provide an overview of current issues related to transportation contracts, including licensing and confidentiality provisions utilized when
proprietary technology plays a part in the shipment, and contract provisions
related to indemnity, limitation of liability, transparency, electronic pro-stickers,
and other issues.
MODERATOR: G. Clark Monroe II, DunbarMonroe, PLLC, Jackson, MS
William D. Taylor, Hanson Bridgett LLP, Sacramento, CA
Stevan R. Baxter, Skoubye Nielson & Johansen, LLC, Salt Lake City, UT
|12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||
|1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||
Lookout: Analyzing the Application of Federal Law to Current and Emerging Delivery Methods|
Panelists will provide an overview of the Carmack Amendment, 49 U.S.C. Section 14706 et seq., the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (F4A), and other federal regulations, consider how these federal laws apply to current delivery methods and transportation business models, and whether they will apply to delivery methods envisioned for the near future.
MODERATOR: Gene F. Zipperle Jr., Ward, Hocker & Thornton PLLC, Louisville, KY
Thomas C. Martin, Price Meese Shulman & D’Arminio, P.C., Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Colin Bell, Franklin & Prokopik, P.C., Baltimore, MD
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.||
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Strike the Gold: Wading through Medical Billing Procedures to Prove Actual Damages for Medical Treatment
In the age of medical billing algorithms, the Affordable Care Act, and third party vendors, the lack of transparency makes it difficult to prove or disprove the actual medical expenses incurred by an injured party. This panel will explore the nature of the problem encountered in personal injury cases, and ways of obtaining the information needed for use at trial or dispute resolution.
MODERATOR: Robert Fuentes, The Fuentes Firm, P.C., Spring, TX
George A. Nation III, Professor, Law & Business, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Ge Bai, PhD, CPA, Assistant Professor of Accounting, The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Baltimore, MD
Mark Hall, Director of Health Law and Policy Program, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Winning Colors: Diversity and Inclusion in the Transportation Industry – Trends and Observations|
Ethics panelists will discuss the meaning of professionalism in our increasingly diverse workplaces, including transportation companies and law firms. The benefits of full inclusion will be explored, along with the current state of diversity in the transportation industry, law firms, and TLA, along with ways to create greater diversity while combating harassment and discrimination to ensure full participation by all employees and members.
MODERATOR: Beth Anne Lashuk, Jurca & Lashuk, LLC, Columbus, OH
Peggy Smith Bush, Southern Trial Counsel PLC, Orlando, FL
Judy J. Burckhalter, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (ret’d), Thomasville, NC
Kristi Lush, Zupkus & Angell, P.C., Denver, CO