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ERISA 101 - Litigating a Benefit Claim (or surviving a Hostage Crisis)
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There are occasions where your case may be taken hostage by ERISA (or as a result of attending this seminar you foresee that happening). Despite your best efforts you may end up in the ERISA arena so this is to help you survive

 Export to Your Calendar 12/14/2017
When: Thursday, December 14, 2017
from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Where: Birmingham Bar Center
2021 Second Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama  35203
United States
Contact: Dana Thomas
205-251-8006 ext 2


Online registration is available until: 12/14/2017
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Join us for this one-hour program on the basics as to litigating a benefit claim under the Employee Retirement Income Act of 1974.  ERISA is different than most other litigation.  There are occasions where your case may be taken hostage by ERISA (or as a result of attending this seminar you foresee that happening).  Despite your best efforts, you may end up in the ERISA arena so this is to help you survive.  Pre-lawsuit considerations are necessary including the real amount in controversy, overpayment or counterclaim issues, whether there has been complete exhaustion of all claim remedies, receipt and review of a final claim record, receipt of all plan documents, confirmation of any limitation of action provision in the plan document, confirmation as to the standard of review, and venue issues.

There may also be jurisdictional issues regarding state court, federal court and arbitration.  Strategies and tips regarding drafting of the complaint, the party planning meeting report, initial disclosures and discovery will be reviewed.  Finally, filing of the complaint, working out time frames for an answer, timing regarding service of discovery, mediation tips, and cross filing of motions for summary judgment will be discussed.

Guest speaker is David P. Martin of The Martin Law Group LLC and the program will be moderated by Wm. Kent Upshaw and Helen Ball.  Approved by the Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.0 hour MCLE Credit (including 0 ethics).

Early registration fee for BBA member $20.00 / NonBBA member $40.00 (late fee will be applied after December 1st) - conveniently register online with credit card or click here to download a printable registration form to return with check

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