ATLANTA, March 10, 2021 – Pritchard & Jerden, one of Atlanta’s top insurance brokerages, will be hosting a free 30-minute webinar on April 15th from 10:00-10:30 am EST called The Disappearing Defense: How non-party apportionment was effectively eliminated during the pandemic, and what you need to know as trials resume.
This webinar will be the first event of a quarterly webinar series that the Director of Claims, Willie Kelly, is launching at Pritchard & Jerden. The Claims Department webinar series will remain around 30 minutes with only one topic to keep attendees informed on beneficial claims topics without requiring a large time commitment.
Kelly states, “I think it is important to disseminate as much information to our clients at this time given many of us continue to work remotely and we are not having those critical face-to-face meetings with clients. I also wanted to be mindful of everyone’s time and keeping these quarterly webinars at 30 minutes allows us to inform our clients with relevant information to benefit them but not burden them from a time commitment standpoint. These quarterly webinars will be recorded, sent out to all attendees and posted on Pritchard & Jerden’s social media platforms.”
Samuel Samson Sykes, II, an associate in the Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith, will lead the presentation. Sykes will discuss how the June 2020 Georgia Court of Appeals’ decision in Alston & Bird, LLP v. Hatcher Management Holdings, LLC, 355 Ga. App. 525 (2020) has led to the elimination of non-party apportionment. This is a timely topic, as trials are set to resume in March or April 2021 and many claim professionals and insureds are not up to date on non-party apportionment in Georgia due to the pause in jury trials since March 2020.
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is a full-service law firm established in 1989 that specializes in providing quality legal services in a variety of practice areas. They have six offices strategically located throughout Georgia in addition to offices in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, New York, and New Jersey.
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