ILC Faculty Notes

 

The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty of the Insurance Law Center at the University of Connecticut School of Law: 

Peter Kochenburger Speaks at Insurance Conference
Oct 23, 2018 -

Professor Peter Kochenburger led a panel discussion at the Casualty Actuarial Society's fall meeting in Toronto on October 16, 2018. His panel discussion, focused on the regulatory responses to changes in the insurance agency, was part of a two-day event that featured several panels and group discussions. The meeting was sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. 

Peter Kochenburger Appointed to Consumer Advisory Committee
Aug 7, 2018 -

The Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission announced the appointment of Professor Peter Kochenburger to the Consumer Advisory Committee on August 4, 2018. The commission met in Boston, in conjunction with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' annual meeting. 

Sachin Pandya Files Amicus Brief in Labor Case
Jul 30, 2018 -

On July 25, 2018, Professor Sachin Pandya filed an amicus brief on behalf of labor and legal historians in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, No. 17-340, an appeal pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case primarily concerns whether Congress intended the workers exemption to the Federal Arbitration Act to cover only common-law employees. Professor Pandya is counsel of record for the amici historians and wrote the brief with Professor Richard Frankel of Drexel University.

Professors Speak at Law Library Meeting
Jul 19, 2018 -

Professors Jessica de Perio Wittman and Peter Kochenburger spoke in a panel discussion entitled "Businesses Be Warned: Data Breaches Don't Discriminate" on July 16, 2018, at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries in Baltimore, Maryland.

Alexandra Lahav Co-Authors Amicus Brief
Jul 11, 2018 -

Professor Alexandra Lahav has co-authored an amicus brief signed by 20 civil procedure law professors in B.K. v. McKay. The brief supports the plaintiffs in the class action suit, which was filed on behalf of minors in the Arizona foster care system alleging widespread and systematic failures by the state. Defendants moved to dismiss the case on the grounds that the U.S. District Court lacks jurisdiction. The brief supported the plaintiffs' requests for declaratory and injunctive relief. Lahav's co-authors are David Marcus, Maureen Carroll and Adam Zimmerman.

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