Heyl Royster



"Ace Your Case," Heyl Royster’s 29th Annual Claims Handling Seminar


Heyl Royster presented its 29th Annual Claims Handling Seminar on the afternoon of Thursday May 15 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington, Illinois. This free seminar provided separate, concurrent sessions on Casualty & Property and Workers' Compensation. The Casualty & Property session "Stack the Deck for the Defense," covered the latest developments in tort law in Illinois, and included a panel discussion on aspects of handling big cases – Upjohn letters, litigation holds, spoliation, preservation of evidence, experts and consultants, company policies and memos. The Workers' Compensation session "Doubling Down on New Defense Strategies," presented an interactive symposium with effective strategies for disputed claims in the context of four sample cases. This session included updates on a variety of workers' compensation topics including Commission Trends in Permanency Values; Handling Catastrophic Loss Claims; Effective Strategies for Defending Travelling Employee Claims; News from the Commission; Utilization Reviews in Practice; and Medicare Set Asides in 2014.