Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM PDT
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Virtual Seminar (info. to be sent via email)



Jennifer Saliba 
RIMS Washington 

Mega Verdicts – Impact on Claims Management and Industry Results 

Personal injury lawsuit verdicts are off the hook!  Not only are we seeing verdicts in the billions — that’s right, with a “b” — we’re also seeing juries awarding plaintiffs more than they’re suing for.  Join us as we delve into the primary causes of this trend in outrageously expensive injury awards being handed down, sometimes in spite of overwhelming evidence that the defendants did nothing wrong.  Find out how these developments and the resulting financial impact are causing companies and their law firms to reconsider their approaches to personal injury claims handling and settlements, as well as their courtroom strategies.  Get the current lay of the legal landscape from those who’ve been working to restore some sanity to it.

  • Registration & Networking 11:30 a.m. – noon
  • Program noon – 1:00 p.m

Our Speakers:

Debi Hopkins, VP & Manager Complex Claims - Liberty Mutual Insurance

Debi McCreedy Hopkins is a Vice President and Region Manager in U.S. Casualty Claims for Global Risk Solutions at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.Debi leads the Central West region for U.S. Casualty Claims in Global Risk Solutions.  She leads a group of over 200 claim professionals who handle and manage auto, general liability and excess claims under the Liberty Mutual and Helmsman brands. The Central West region includes dedicated National Insurance and Helmsman customers and the newly formed Sharing Economy group for claims throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, in addition to Middle Market claims in the Midwest, Southwest and Western US. Debi joined Liberty Mutual in 1979 and has over forty years of experience in insurance claims handling and oversight, with a focus on complex, high exposure claims.