Views from the Bench: Judicial Perspectiveson the Latest Plaintiff Theories, Emerging Defense Strategies, Lender-Placed Insurance Litigation…

September 23, 2014 8:00am

Panel 1

The Honorable James L. Robart
United States District Judge
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

Hon. Richard Mills

U.S. Dist. Ct. C.D. Ill.

Hon. George C. Steeh
District Judge
U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Mich.

Hon. Richard Kramer (ret.)

CA Super. Ct., San Fran.

Hon. Clifton Newman
South Carolina Jud. Dept.

Panel 1 Moderator

Andrew K. Stutzman
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Panel 2

The Honorable Michael B. Kaplan
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey

The Honorable Alan S. Trust

U.S. Bankr. Ct., E.D.N.Y.

Hon. James O’Hara

U.S. Dist. Ct., D. Kan.

Hon. F.A. Gossett, III
Magistrate Judge
U.S. Dist. Ct., D. Neb.

Panel 2 Moderator

Katrina Christakis
Pilgrim Christakis LLP

  • Emerging claims and litigation trends arising from the plaintiffs’ bar
    • How defense counsel are responding
  • Insights into new measures lenders and servicers must implement to mitigate future liability
  • Lender-placed insurance litigation
  • Loan modifi cation litigation
  • Navigating through bankruptcy court — what lenders and servicers need to know
  • Discretionary awards of attorneys’ fees
  • Determining when sanctions are appropriate
  • Insights into foreclosure mediation programs
    • How effective are these programs?
    • How to maximize the benefi ts of foreclosure mediation
  • Novel approaches to trial and case management
    • Pre-trial procedures
  • Judicial perspectives on e-discovery
    • What are the expectations of counsel when dealing with a case involving voluminous discovery requests?