IADC 2022 Midyear Meeting
February 19-24 in Scottsdale, AZ at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn
Transportation Disasters: Managing Risks and Addressing Exposures to Clients When a Major Transportation Disaster Occurs
Committee Co-Sponsors: International, Insurance and Reinsurance, Transportation
Presenters: David Kash, Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, LLP, Phoenix, AZ, USA; Heather C. Devine, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Toronto, Ontario Canada; Andrew Johnson; Jessalyn H. Zeigler, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, Nashville, Tennessee USA
The panel will discuss supply chain disruptions caused by transportation disasters can lead to claims by such diverse claimants as cargo owners, other ships prevented and delayed in reaching their destinations, subrogated insurers, government entities that remediated the situation and incurred lost revenue. Such disasters can occur in other modes of transportation as well, involving airplanes, trains, and even trucks involved in major crashes, leading to personal injury and death claims, and commercial claims. This program will include a panel discussion on anticipating the many potential exposures that may arise from a transportation disaster and how to address them including such issues as responding to government civil and criminal investigations; strategies and defenses against claims for damages brought by governments, private third-parties, subrogated insurers, and others; potentially liable parties; insurance coverage issues and employing crisis management measures to avoid reputational harm. A diverse panel of speakers from different industries will help our members to be better prepared to address and advise clients on any type of high-profile transportation disaster that occurs, whether it be international or domestic.