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1 INCL Brief 1 (1971-1972)

handle is hein.journals/tbrief1 and id is 1 raw text is: Volume 1, Number 1  Published by the Section of Insurance, Negligence & Compensation Law W   American Bar Association
INCL Section Program Meets Present-Day Challenges

by Thomas A. Harnett
New York, New York
The program of the Insurance, Negligence and Compensation
Law Section for the New York and London meetings comes to
grasp with the current issues and problems that concern both
lawyers and the insurance industry - proposals for universal
health insurance; significant trends in the interpretation of life
insurance contracts; the increasing problems in professional
and products liability litigation; the concern for liability
resulting from environmenta! damage; the practical and legal
aspects of skyjackings; and automobile no fault proposals and
highway safety problems.
The Monday, July 5 meeting in New York will feature a
report on A Look at the Proposals for National Health
Insurance presented by Warren R. Whitted, of HEW. Taking
cognizance of the increased interest in the consumer's rights,
the Monday afternoon session will include Prof. Robert E.
Keeton in a discussion Honoring Reasonable Expectations In
the Interpretation of Life and Health Insurance Contracts. He
will be followed by Marshall F. Denenholz of New York,
whose paper is entitled, Contracts for the Wayfaring Fool.
The conclusion of that Monday afternoon program will be by
Edward L. Lascher, of Ventura, California, who will speak on
the Imposition of Punitive Damages in the Enforcement of
Insurance Contracts.
The Monday, July 5 program will also feature a trial
demonstration involving the liability of an architect and
engineer. The witness will be the Capitol architect, George
Malcolm White, A.I.A.; counsel for the plaintiff will be David
I. Sindell, of Cleveland, Ohio; the defendant will be
represented by Harley J. McNeal, also of Cleveland.
The Tuesday, July 6 breakfast meetings will provide an
analysis of Cancellation and Non-Renewal in the Property
Insurance Field by George F. Reed, former Pennsylvania
Insurance Commissioner and a review of Federal Legislative
Proposals in the Field of Workmen's Compensation by
Andrew Kalmykow of New York.

Environmental and Liability Aspects of Nuclear Power
Plants will be explored at a buffet continental breakfast and
general session the same day. The participants will include
James A. Dooley of Chicago, Illinois, on Concern for the
Public, followed by Howard K. Shapar, Assistant General
Counsel for Regulation, AEC, Public and Environmental
Safety Considerations. Then Arthur C. Gehr of Chicago,
Illinois  will discuss, Compliance  with  Government
Regulations and Protecting Private Nuclear Industry from
Liability. For a conclusion, Roger J. Fisher, of Hartford,
Connecticut, will report on   Liability  Insurance and
Also, on Tuesday morning, An Insurance Primer on Social
Problems will be presented by the Committee on Public
Regulations on Insurance Law. The speakers will include
George K. Bernstein, Federal Insurance Administrator - HUD,
on The Basic Concepts of Insurance and the Nature of the
Social Problems. Then Harry A. Lansman of Chicago, Illinois
will evaluate Problems Involving First Party Situations, and
Hon. Herbert    S. Denenberg, Pennsylvania Insurance
Commissioner, will discuss Problems Involving Third Party
Tuesday afternoon, July 6, Charles H. Krause of New York,
William P. Butler of Chicago and John T. Adams of
Philadelphia, will discuss Problems of Interpreting Aviation
Insurance Policies from the respective viewpoints of
plaintiffs, defendants and insurers. On the same afternoon, the
INCL's Maritime Insurance Law and Environmental Litigation
Committees will present a joint program on Domestic and
Foreign Aspects of Marine Pollution in which Nicholas J.
Healy, Gordon W. Paulsen and James J. Higgins, all of New
York, and John C. McHose of Los Angeles will participate.
July 7, Wednesday, the Section's program continues with its
awareness of matters of concern to the public. At a joint
breakfast of the INCL Committee on Aviation and Space Law
with the ABA Standing Committee on Aeronautical Law,
skyjacking and the practical problems it presents will be
discussed by William R. Sonneman of Trans World Airlines. A
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