TICL News Archives

September 24, 2007

New Material from Automobile Liability Committee

Our very own Ken Krajewski has recently posted some valuable information on "serious injury" and case law concerning automobile liability on TICL's Webpage. You can find those documents posts under "Committee Web Pages" ---> "Automobile Liability."

These are the new documents:

Serious Injury In SUM Claims;
Serious Injury Threshold Sept. 2007; and
CPLR 5002/Serious Injury Threshold.

February 3, 2008

Spring Meeting in San Diego -- The Many Things TICL and San Diego Have to Offer

TICL's Spring Meeting will be held at the historic Del Coronado Hotel April 10-13, 2008.

As with all TICL events, the presentations will be top-notch. You will learn from insurance executives from Bermuda and New York on what is important to them in claims resolution. An esteemed judiciary panel will teach you about summary jury trials. Speakers will discuss whether New York will remain a "no-prejudice" state when it comes to notice under an insurance policy. You will hear from a national e-discovery expert and author, John Iszaza.

If you are new to TICL, there will be executive committee members specifically committed to introducing you to other committee members, speakers, and attendees.

To download and view a copy of meeting program, click here. To download and view a copy of the registration form, click here. To download and view a copy of the hotel registration form, click here. See the many attractions the San Diego has to offer to you and your family, click here.

October 6, 2008

Webcast -- TICL's Executive Board Meeting -- This Tuesday, October 7, 2008

You are invited to view the Torts Insurance & Compensation Law Section in action. On October 7th, the Section's Executive Committee will hold its quarterly meeting at the New York Bar Center. The first hour of this meeting will be broadcast over the internet and available for viewing at To view the webcast, simply access the link above on the day of the meeting and follow the directions on the screen.

Among the items on the agenda will be the Section's consideration and proposal of legislation to amend Insurance Law 3420(d). Also known as the disclaimer statute, the Executive Committee will examine whether it should require a policyholder or claimant show prejudice when an insurer's disclaimer is late, but otherwise valid. The Executive Committee will also address adoption of a strategic plan, and upcoming Section events.

This will be the first webcast by any NYSBA Section of one of its events. Our goal is to allow our members to view how the Section works, and afford to become more involved.

October 12, 2008

Student Writing Contest for Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Weblog

TO: All Law School Career Center Staff

FROM: Dan Gerber, Chair of the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section - New York State Bar Association

Please be advised that the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is sponsoring a Law Student article writing contest for the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Journal. The winner of this contest will have his/her article printed in the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Journal and win $250, plus a free admission to the NYSBA annual meeting in January.

The subject of the article must be about recent changes to New York Insurance Law § 3420 and how the other states across the country apply the issue of prejudice to insurance companies who seek to disclaim coverage for late notice of claims. On July 21, 2008, New York Governor David Paterson signed into law Chapter 388 of the Laws of New York 2008. This legislation contains amendments to §3420 of New York's Insurance Law and §3001 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules that, among other things, changes New York law on late notice of insurance claims from a “no prejudice” standard to a standard which requires insurance companies to show prejudice. The article should contemplate what will constitute prejudice in New York.

The deadline for entries is November 30, 2008. All submissions are to be sent in Microsoft Word via e-mail to either Paul Edelman at or David Glazer at

Thank you for you assistance. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Paul Edelman or David Glazer at the email addresses listed above.

August 11, 2010

TICL Fall Meeting - Disney World Columbus Day Weekend

The TICL Section will hold its Fall Meeting from October 7-10, 2010 at the Yacht and Beach Club Resort at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Up to 6.5 hours of CLE Credits will be available.

The program details are here.

Registration Form is here.

Accommodations Form is here.

In addition to the CLE events are planned for the entire family. We hope to see you in Florida for the annual TICL Fall Meeting.

August 13, 2010

TICL to Co-Sponsor Essec County Bar Association Summer Outing

TICL is co-sponsoring the Essex County Summer Outing next Friday August 20, 2010.

To All 3rd and 4th District TICL Members,

We are pleased to announce the Section's co-sponsorship of the ECBA Summer Outing in Lake Placid on Friday, August 20. This has been a popular gathering over the past 10 plus years, and is well attended by many Judges and attorneys from throughout the North Country. If you’re available, this is an event you should add to your calendar, and get a productive head start on the weekend.

Your participation can be for all or part of the day. As explained on the information, the day starts with an interesting CLE program on Digital Evidence in the morning at the Lake Placid Resort. There is then lunch at the Resort, and golf on the Mountain Course at the Lake Placid Club. Capping the day will be a cocktail reception after golf on the deck at Lisa G’s, overlooking Mill Pond and the fountain, just down the hill from the Lake Placid Club. This is the third year that TICL has hosted the reception. Please click on this link for more information

We hope you will consider attending and look forward to seeing you there.

Claudia Ryan
Edward Flink
Fourth District Representatives

September 2, 2010

TICL Journal Wants Your Articles

The Torts Insurance and Compensation Law Journal is accepting submissions for the next Journal. We are targeting a publication date of January of 2011. If you are interested in having an article published, please submit it by October 15, 2010 in a Word format to David Glazer at

December 10, 2010

TICL Events at the 2011 Annual Meeting

The TICL Section in association with the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association announce their programs at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the NYSBA. On Wednesday January 26, 2011 the Annual Dinner of the two sections will be held at Cipriani’s – Wall Street. Cocktails are at 6:00 PM and the dinner will begin at 7:00 PM. The highlight of the event is the speaker, the Hon. Theodore T. Jones, Jr., Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals.

On Thursday January 27, 2007 the two sections’ joint CLE program will be held at the New York Hilton. The CLE will take place in two sessions from 8:30 AM until noon and continuing from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Topics to be included in the CLE program include Medicare Secondary Payer Law updates on Coverage issues, Workers' Compensation Law, and Rules of Evidence among other topics.

Registration for the 2011 Annual meeting can be done here. The cost of the Annual Meeting is $85.00. There are additional charges for the dinner and CLE sessions of $155.00 and $125.00, respectively. Those fees can be paid at the same time as the registration fee for the Annual Meeting.

January 3, 2011

TICL and Trial Lawyers CLE at the Annual Meeting Announced

TICL and the Trial Lawyers Sections have announced the full program for CLE to be held on January 27, 2011 at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association. The program will offer 7 hours of CLE credit. The credits are not available for newly admitted attorneys. You can register for the Annual Meeting and the CLE here. Details on the CLE program are available here.

February 4, 2011

TICL Members Honored for Their Service

On January 26, 2011 the TICL Section handed out its awards for service to the Section during 2010. The awards were announced during the Section's annual dinner held in conjunction with the Trial Lawyer's Section held at Cipriani's Wall Street.

Paul Suozzi of Hurwitz & Fine in Buffalo was awarded the John E. Leach Award for his outstanding service and distinguished contributions to the legal profession by a member of the TICL Section. Michael O'Brien of O'Brien & Jacobs, PLLC of New York City was awarded the Sheldon Hurwitz Young Lawyer Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the practice of law in the field of Insurance Law.

Honored as the Section Chair of the Year was Heath Szcymczak of Jaeckle, Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP in Buffalo for his leadership of the Business Torts & Employment Litigation Committee. The District Representative of the Year was presented to Ronald Balter of Caruso, Spillane, Leighton, Contrastano, Ulaner & Savino, P.C. in Manhattan and Staten Island for his work as one of the District Representatives for the 13th Judicial District.

A special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Paul Edelman of Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP in New York City. Mr. Edleman was given this award for his years of service to the Section, most notably for his years of service as the Editor of the TICL Journal.

The final honoree of the evening was Laurie Giordano of Rochester's Leclair Korona Giordano Cole LLP. Ms. Giordano was honored for her year of dedicated service and leadership as the Chair of the TICL Section.

February 5, 2011

TICL Names Officers for 2011

The Torts, Insurance and Compensation law Section of the New York State Bar Association elected its new officers for 2011 during the Annual Meeting of the State Bar

Thomas J. Maroney of Manhattan's Maroney O'Connor LLP was named Chair for 2011. The Vice Chair is Jean F. Gerbini of Counsel to Whiteman Osterman & Hanna in Albany. The new Secretary of the Section is Robert McCarthy of Nationwide Mutual Insurance in Woodbury, New York.

July 12, 2011

TICL Announces Program for Summer Meeting 2011

The TICL Summer 2011 Meeting will include a CLE program with a total of 7 CLE credits including 1 CLE hour in ethics. The meeting will take place at the Harborside Hotel and Marina in Bar Harbor, Maine from August 14 through August 17, 2011. In addition to the CLE there will be an opening night cocktail reception, a closing night cocktail reception and dinner as well as other activities on Mount Desert Island for the whole family.

The full program is available here.

Program registration is here.

Hotel registration here.

Please complete your program and hotel registrations as soon as possible.

This is your final chance to see the TICL Lobster in Maine before it becomes someone's dinner.

January 5, 2012

2011 TICL Award Winners

The Torts Insurance and Compensation Law Section is proud to announce it award winners for 2011. The awards will be presented on January 25, 2012 at the Annual TICL - Trial Lawyers Dinner to be held at Cipriani's Wall Street. The featured speaker at the dinner will be the Hon. A. Gail Prudenti, Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York.

Doulas Hayden has been awarded the 2011 John E. Leach Memorial Award for outstanding service and contributions to the legal profession as a member of and past Chair of the TICL Section.

Mirna Santiago and Joanna Young have been named the co-winners of the Outstanding Section Chair award for their work with the TICL Diversity Committee.

The outstanding District Representative award will be shared by Sharon Stern Gerstman and Paul Jones for their leadership in the 8th Judicial District.

TICL also wishes to thank NYSBA President Vincent Doyle, President-Elect Seymour James, Immediate Past President Stephen Younger, Manny Romero, Tim Fennell, Sherry Wallach and Glen Lau Kee for the tremendous support the TICL Section received this past year from the Executive Committee of the NYSBA. We would also like to thank Pat Johnson, Lori Nicoll, Barb Mahan, Megan O'Toole and her staff for all their hard work for the section throughout the year.

Outgoing TICL Chair Thomas J. Maroney has also announced a special presentation will be made at the dinner to the entire TICL Diversity team of Mirna M. Santiago, Joanna L. Young, James P. Delaney, Roderick J. Coyne, Lawton W. Squires, Jean F. Gerbini and Carlos M. Calderón.

June 8, 2012

TICL 2012 Summer Meeting in Montreal, Quebec

The Tort Insurance and Compensation Law Section will be heading out of the country again for its summer meeting. Although leaving the country we are not traveling that far. We are going to our neighbor to the north and holding our summer meeting from August 16 through August 19, 2012 in Montreal Quebec.

The site of the meeting is the Intercontinental Montreal.

The program will include a total of 8.0 hours of CLE including 1.5 hours of ethics. In addition to the CLE there will be activities and tours for the entire family. Detailed information on the program and activities is here.

You can register for the meeting here.

Discounted hotel reservations form is available here.

Come join TICL in Montreal for CLE, family fun and networking with colleagues from around the state and the province.

For additional information on the meeting visit the TICL section on the New York State Bar Association's website here or contact Lori Nicoll at the State Bar.

July 9, 2012

La route à Montréal

Join the TICL Section as it prepares for the summer meeting in Montréal. On August 1, 2012* there will be a networking event in Buffalo to learn about the meeting and the CLE program that will be presented in Montréal.

Full details on the Buffalo event are here.

* This is a change in the date.

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