Get expert insight into today’s hottest municipal law and employee benefit topics at this can’t-miss seminar. Network with your municipal colleagues, get answers to questions, and return with tools to handle the latest developments in municipal law and benefits.
- Registration: 1:00 - 1:30 PM
- Presentations: 1:30 - 4:00 PM
- Networking: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
- Flood Damage Cases Against Municipalities
Municipalities are targets for citizen class actions. They have deep pockets. They have crumbling infrastructure. They have likable citizens who sometimes suffer harm. All municipalities have issues with sewers and water from time to time. When problems occur, citizens have backups or other problems for which they seek to hold municipalities liable. Our firm successfully defended a municipality against class action claims for millions of dollars related to flood damage to homes and personal property. A different result would have "opened the floodgates" to municipal liability. Even with this favorable decision, municipalities and sewer districts are not entirely protected. Learn what steps you need to take to protect your municipality or sewer district from becoming the next litigation target.
- Lead in the Water—What’s a Town To Do?
How should municipalities deal with lead levels in their water supply? How can elected officials avoid becoming Rick Snyder look-a-likes?
- Economic Development Tools
- New Cases
What is the impact of recent cases on government entities? Does the Illinois Supreme Court's termination of the Public Duty Rule matter? Will the pending legislation to re-establish the Public Duty Rule change things? What moves does your municipality or district need to make given the new cases and law?
Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits – Changes you should prepare for in 2017
Six years into the Affordable Care Act and we continue to see many changes. Understand how the New Healthcare Era is now impacting physicians, hospitals and insurance carriers and-as a result-will impact your entity and its employees.
Thomas G. Gardiner / Partner at GKW&W
Thomas G. Gardiner has handled litigation on behalf of municipalities for more than 25 years. He is a partner at Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona, a 20- attorney firm which has offices in Chicago and Naperville. Tom also teaches trial practice at Northwestern Law School.
Kathleen Field Orr / Managing Partner at Kathleen Field Orr & Associates
Kathleen Field Orr is the managing partner of the law firm of Kathleen Field Orr & Associates, focusing in the area of local government law. During the course of her practice of over 35 years, Ms. Orr has concentrated in the area of municipal law and municipal finance.
Mike Wojcik / Senior Vice President & Principal at the Horton Group
Mike Wojcik is dedicated to delivering innovative healthcare solutions to mid-sized and large employers. In addition to his work with clients, Mike participates on numerous advisory boards and legislative committees in both Illinois and Washington, DC.
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The Horton Group
The Horton Group is an insurance, employee benefits and risk advisory firm. We specialize in helping clients turn costs and risk into competitive advantage, and growing the business for tomorrow. Our business is about helping you achieve a higher level of performance. The Horton Group has the people, insight and innovation to get ahead of trends, and offer new ideas on critical challenges.