Jim Orland

Jim Orland, principal in a Southern California law firm discusses the unique opportunities provided by attending the 18th annual West Coast Casualty Seminar. Orland explains the challenges facing the sub-contractors in today’s evolving construction defect market. Orland describes the importance of neutral, 3rd party evaluations and the emerging issues facing his clients.  Read More

#1 Failure to Communicate

By Ed Martinet Florida – I was in a meeting today when it came to me that “we have a failure to communicate” in the CD and construction claim/litigation arena. While this failure to communicate does not always occur, in too many instances it does. The systemic failure begins when a plaintiff fails to accurately and fairly present a claim that meets the realistic needs of the owners. The communication failure continues when the defense does not... Read More

Gary Baumann Explains New Trends for Construction Defect Litigation

  Gary Baumann, shareholder in a Florida insurance defense law firm, discusses the changing and evolving industry of construction defect litigation at the West Coast Casualty Conference. Baumann explains the trend of efficient productivity. Being more productive gives you more “bang for your buck from your client’s perspective,” Baumann said. Baumann illustrates how the proper use of technology such as webinars can cut costs and the number... Read More