Papers from Past AMIA Meetings

We have chosen some papers from past AMIA meetings that are still relevant to design professionals and attorneys practicing today. Please note that references within these papers to standard agreement forms, such as those published by the AIA and EJCDC , may be out-of-date. Please contact these associations for the most recent versions of these agreements.

Papers

Judge or Jury? Pros and Cons and Factors to Evaluate for Each - Brian W. Bennett, Esquire and Jonathan M. Blocker, Esquire (54th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Judge or Jury? Criteria for Selecting a Bench or Jury Trial - Harvey J. Lung, Esquire and Sharon A. Lim, Esquire (54th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Handling Potential Spoliation of Evidence Issues When Representing the Design Professional - Martin A. Schwartzberg, Esquire (54th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Great Expectations: What Design Firms Expect from Outside Counsel - Alison R. Mullins, Esquire (54th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Collaboration or Conflict: What Results When a Claim Triggers Both General and Professional Liability Coverage - Julie M. Walker, Esquire and Michael S. Franklin, Esquire (54th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Preparing to Participate in Design-Build: Solutions for Managing Risk - Jonathan C. Shoemaker, Esquire (54th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Moving to Closure: How to Navigate Project Closeout in Troubled Situations - Marshall G. Rosenberg, Esquire and Dan B. Clark (54th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Evolving Practice and the Standard of Care: Sustainability, Security, and Everything in Between - Leslie P. King, Esquire and Karen A. Holmes, Esquire (54th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Case Study: Falling Ice—Super Bowl XLV - Hollye C. Fisk, Esquire (54th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Trap and Snare Contract Clauses - Madelyn A. Enright, Esquire and Michael J. Murtaugh, Esquire (53rd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Beyond Balls and Strikes: A Design Professional's Potential Liability for Acting as Umpire - Mark Seiden, Esquire and Laura K. Brecher, Esquire (53rd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Disability, Accessibility, and Liability: Who's Responsible for ADA and FHA Compliance? - Jean A. Weil, Esquire and Anthony D. Platt, Esquire (53rd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)
 
Privity and the Defense of the Design Professional: An Analysis of the Status of the Lack of Privity as a Valid Defense - John P. Cahill, Jr., Esquire and Michael A. DeScioli, Esquire (53rd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Joint Defense Concepts: Dos and Dont's-Positives, Pitfalls, and Ethical Considerations - Jay S. Gregory, Esquire (53rd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Collaborative Design and the Economic Loss Doctrine - Karin L. Holma, Esquire and Matthew C. Shannon, Esquire (52nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Innovative Design: Risks and Rewards for the Design Professional - Robin G. Banks, Esquire and Howard G. Goldberg, Esquire (52nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Rocket Man: A Case Study on Engineers' Limitation of Liability Clauses - Francis M. Mack, Esquire and Emily R. Gifford, Esquire (52nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Construction New York Style: A Case Study of Risk and Responsibility for Site Safety During Construction in the Big Apple - Steven J. Smith and David Drengenberg (52nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Design Professional Liability to the Surety: An Update - L. Graves (Gray) Stiff, III, Esquire and Bryan G. Hale, Esquire (52nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

How to Make Arbitration More Meaningful and Effective: Think Opportunity - Kevin R. Sido, Esquire (52nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

How to Make Arbitration More Meaningful and Effective:   Make the Most of the Cards You Are Dealt - Brian K. Stewart, Esquire and Dennis M. Baier, Esquire (52nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Tweeting from the Jury Box: Social Media's Evolving Impact on Litigation - David C. Kent, Esquire (52nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Preparing Strategically: Mediation and Beyond - Stuart A. Simon (52nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

The (Not so) Great Vanishing Act: Playing a Starring Role When the Design Professional Disappears, but the Claims Do Not - Howard S. Stevens, Esquire (51st Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Public/Private Partnerships for Design Professionals: Roles, Risks, and Rewards - Mel J. Placilla, P.E. and Bruce R. Gerhardt, Esquire (50th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

The Evolution of Wrongful Death and Serious Personal Injury Claims in Construction Litigation - Kenneth B. Walton, Esquire and Patricia B. Gary, Esquire (50th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

The Citicorp Center Project: LeMessurier Stands Tall - Michael J. Vardaro, Esquire and Timothy F. Hegarty, Esquire (50th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Contractual Limitations of Liability: Worth The Paper They Are Written On? - Brian T. Winchester, Esquire (49th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Design Professional Duties During Construction Contract Administration - Gary C. Chiumento, Esquire (49th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

A Challenge to Design Professionals: Being Sued for Breach of Fiduciary Duty - Michael M. Edwards, Esquire (49th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)  

Is the Standard of Care Evolving In a World Gone Green and High Tech?  - David A. Ericksen, Esquire (48th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys) 

St. Louis Metrolink: The 100-Day Long Jury Trial  - Christopher R. Carroll, Esquire and Mark E. Grantham, Esquire (48th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys) 

Design Professional Counterclaims: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful - Neil G. Westesen, Esquire and Brad J. Brown, Esquire (47th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys) 

Legally Green: What Lawyers Need to Know About Sustainable Design - G. William Quatman, Esquire and Paula Vaughn  AIA, LEED® Faculty (47th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Avoiding an "F" in E-Discovery - Jannea Rogers, Esq., and Lucian Pera, Esq. - Litigation Practice Group (46th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Outside the Lines: Contractual Clauses that May Go Beyond Professional Liability Coverage - Janet R. Davis, Esq., and Andrew M. Hutchison, Esq. - Meckler Bulger & Tilson (46th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Investigation of the Collapse of the Swing Stage System on Chicago's John Hancock Building - Ian R. Chin, RA, SE, PE, FASTM, and Bryan K. Rouse - Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (46th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

How Safe Is the Harbor? Limited Liability Provisions in the Design Professional Agreement - W. James Johnson, Esq. - The Van Winkle Law Firm (45th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Betterment or Added Value? The Defense with an Identity Crisis - Jerome V. Bales, Esq. - Lathrop & Gage (45th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys) 

The Value of Pre-Claims Assistance: The Early Bird Gets the Worm - Neil J. Dilloff (44th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

Architects and Engineers - Building a Bridge Between Professional and General Liability Insurance - Mark Seiden, Esq. (43rd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)

The Hyatt Skywalk Revisited: What Happened? Could it Happen Again? - G. William Quatman, Esq. (42nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys)  


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