Tom Hagy, Publisher

BVR Legal



Las Vegas – October 29, 2008 – Just over a month after the Nevada Supreme Court allowed 700 homeowners to join a lawsuit against developers for allegedly defective exterior stucco – attorneys, insurers, risk managers, construction experts and judges from around the country will gather here for a three-day conference on construction defect claims and insurance coverage.


“The Comprehensive Construction Defect Claims & Coverage Conference” will take place November 5, 6 & 7 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. 


Among the more than 50 speakers will be Las Vegas Judicial District Court Judge Allan Earl.  Judge Earl will be joined by retired California Judge Jonathan Cannon, now with JAMS, and attorneys from California and Indiana to provide an overview of national litigation sparked by construction defect claims. 


Appearing on an ethics panel will be Jeffrey Stempel, professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  Professor Stempel will be joined by Professor James Fisher of the Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.


Attorneys from Texas, Washington, DC, New York, Philadelphia, Illinois, Maryland, Florida, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Indiana, Wisconsin and Nevada will cover the gamut when it comes to construction defects litigation and insurance: special risks posed by construction companies; professional liability for construction managers; pollution liability risks; determining applicable state law;  builder risks; the right to repair; allocation; trigger of coverage; business risk exclusions; ethical concerns;  additional insureds; wrap ups; residential construction coverage; bankruptcy; claims relating to so-called “green buildings,” and much more.


Companies represented at the event include insurance companies, builders, building and environmental specialists, litigation support services,  and claims management services.


The chairing panel comprises Paul Amirata of AXA Insurance Company of New York, Thomas Myers of Andrews Myers Coulter & Cohen, P.C. of Houston, Tracy Alan Sax of Sax Doernberger & Vita, P.C. of Hamden, Conn., and George Yaron of Yaron & Associates of San Francisco.


“The chairing panel has assembled a faculty that is highly experienced and diverse, bringing national perspectives from the courtroom, the construction site, the insurance company, the settlement table, the laboratory, and the law school,” said Tom Hagy with BVR Legal, host of the event.


For full details visit and click on “Live Conferences.”  Contact Customer Service at 888-287-8258 or   Discounts are available for multiple attendees, corporations, government agencies and paralegals.  Sitting judges or special masters attendee free.   The program is fully accredited for continuing legal education. 


Please direct other inquiries to Tom Hagy at 610-312-4754 or


The conference is produced by BVR Legal (formerly Mealey Conferences), a division of Business Valuation Resources LLC.  BVR legal is an education and information company serving attorneys and business experts in complex legal disputes.