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Owen Gleaton Hosts Regional Conference for Eagle International at Turner Field

Posted October 22, 2014 in News

On September 19, 2014, Owen Gleaton partners co-chaired the second Regional conference of Eagle International Associates held in Atlanta in three years. Eagle International Associates is an affiliation of attorney and adjuster members throughout the United States and Europe which promotes the building of relationships among members and clients through meetings, programs, and seminars.  The conference took place at Turner Field’s 755 Club, and was followed by a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets.

The seminar portion of the program including presentations, panels, and demonstrations related to “Resolving Claims: Staying Ahead of the Curve.”  The first portion of the program included a portion of a mock trial, a presentation, and a panel on the new plaintiff’s strategy of using the “Reptilian Theory” to appeal to jurors’ emotions, rather than logic.  The seminar then included a presentation and discussion of the issues related to apportionment of fault, taking into account the varying methods of apportionment in different parts of the country.  Finally, an entertaining discussion and panel on mediation issues moderated by firm partner Fred Gleaton concluded the program.  The seminar was followed by a reception and dinner, prior to adjourning to the baseball game.

The conference was attended by more than 50 members and clients from throughout the southeast and beyond, with strong attendance from several insurers including Arch Insurance Company, H.J. Russell and Co., Liberty Mutual, Catlin, Inc., RSUI Group, Safeco Insurance, Fireman’s Fund, Builders Insurance Group,  Allied World, and AIG.