The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty of the Insurance Law Center at the University of Connecticut School of Law:
Professor Sachin S. Pandya co-wrote an amicus brief, filed September 30, 2019 in the U.S. Supreme Court, on behalf of employment-law professors in Comcast Corp. v. National Association of African American-Owned Media, No. 18-1171. This case concerns whether a plaintiff alleging race discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1866, codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. § 1981, must prove but-for causation.
Professor Peter Kochenburger will speak on August 5, 2019 at the Center for Insurance Policy and Research presentation on Demystifying the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Insurance at the annual Summer National Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in New York City. He will take part in a panel discussion about "The Impact of AI on the Future of Insurance."
Professor Alexandra D. Lahav has been elected to the American Law Institute, a national, independent organization of 3,000 judges, lawyers and legal scholars working to improve the law. Lahav, an expert in the civil justice system and tort law, is the author of "In Praise of Litigation." She joins 11 current and retired UConn Law faculty members who have been elected the institute. Read more ...
Professor Peter Kochenburger spoke in a webinar hosted by Best's Insurance Professionals & Claims Resources on July 16, 2019 on the topic "Heads Up: How Drones, Satellites and Aerial Data-Gathering Are Remaking Insurance Claims."
Professor Sachin S. Pandya co-wrote an amicus brief, filed July 3, 2019 in the U.S. Supreme Court, on behalf of employment-discrimination scholars in Bostock v. Clayton County, No. 17-1618; Altitude Express v. Zarda, No. 17-1623; and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, No. 18-107. These cases concern whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which declares it illegal for an employer to not hire, fire or otherwise discriminate against any individual "because of such individual's . . . sex," covers employer discrimination against any individual for being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.