CLE Course Description
Defense Dynamics: 2021 Tort Law Changes by the General Assembly
Sponsor: Defense Counsel of Rhode Island
Moderator: Stephen P. Cooney, Esq.
Presenter #1: John F. Kelleher
LaSalle & Kelleher, P.C.
One Turks Head Place, Suite 450
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Presenter #2 Mark W. Hickey
Law Offices of Mark W. Hickey
931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 1006
Warwick, RI 02886
Date & Time: Tuesday October 26, 2021 - 8:15AM - 9:15AM
Place: Barton Gilman LLP
One Financial Plaza, 18th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Abstract: During the most recent legislative session, the Rhode Island General Assembly amended many existing statutes that will have an impact on negligence claims and defenses thereof, including: R.I. Gen. Laws section 9-1-32 (“Effect of alteration of product after sale”); R.I. Gen. Laws section 10-6-3, 10-6-4 and 10-6-7 (Chapter 10-6-1 et seq. "Contribution Among Joint Tortfeasors"); R.I. Gen. Laws section (Chapter 10-7-1 et seq. "Death By Wrongful Act") and others impacting insurance and coverage requirements. It will be important for defense attorneys to be aware of and navigate these changes.
Credits: 1 Credit
Time Schedule: 8:15AM –9:15AM CLE Class and discussion
FEE Charge: $35.00 per person
Check payment can be made at the CLE class or prior to:
DCRI, 4 Richmond Square, Suite 300, Providence, RI 02906.