Our Partner Ben Rubinowitz will be lecturing at the DECISIONS 2011 Program at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th St. New York City on Saturday, September 10, 2011. This is the Flagship Program Sponsored by the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute. This annual event is designed to provide insight, information and current trends in the law to Practicing Attorneys throughout the State. Recognized as an expert in the Fields of Personal Injury, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice Cases, Mr. Rubinowitz will be lecturing on Trial Practice with specific emphasis on new cases and trends in the law including important topics such as:
What are the affirmative and defensive uses of Social Networks?
What are the dangers for litigants?
How can private portions of social network sites be discovered and used to prove or disprove damage issues such as “loss of enjoyment of life?”
Is it proper for the defense to request authorizations to obtain full or partial access to Social Network sites?
SPOLIATION OF EVIDENCE
What is the proper remedy if a litigant fails to maintain essential evidence?
Should the defendant’s answer be stricken or is an adverse inference charge sufficient?
What happens if Mammograms are “lost” by a doctor’s office in a failure to diagnose breast cancer case?
Is that a violation of the New York State Education Law?
PRIOR INCONSISTENT STATEMENTS
What must be done before impeachment of a witness can take place?
Must the deposition be signed?
Can the deposition be videotaped?
Who can film the deposition?
PAYMENT FOR FACT WITNESSES?
Is it permissible for a medical expert who offers no medical opinion and is merely a liability witness to accept a large amount of money to testify?
How much is too much?
What are the ramifications to the case for payment of money to a liability witness?
Is it ethical?
Ben Rubinowitz will answer all these questions and more at his lecture. Mr Rubinowitz is a partner at Gair Gair Conason Steigman Mackauf Bloom & Rubinowitz and, in light of his success in representing severely injured individuals, was recently elected to the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates. Mr Rubinowitz has lectured extensively throughout the State and Nation and has donated his time in teaching at more than 100 Continuing Legal Education Courses.