Emily Dotson will be speaking at the ABA Legal Roundtable on February 21st. This fast-paced discussion is designed to help contractors: * Understand indemnity and its role in different types of construction contracts * Quickly locate and identify differing indemnity provisions in typical Construction Documents, including AIA forms. * Recognize dangerously broad indemnity provisions and how they affect Project risk and expand liability * Appreciate why the nature of the Project (public or private) is important in contract negotiations * Recognize that different states have different laws about the enforceability of broad indemnity terms * Evaluate wrap insurance coverage and its effect on indemnity and additional insured requirements of the contract * Successfully negotiate reasonable and realistic additional insured requirements * Draft, edit and negotiate favorable indemnity language To register for this event CLICK HERE!

We had a great time celebrating the holidays in our Scottsdale, Nevada and California offices. Thanks to everyone who made it out for the annual holiday parties with Resnick & Louis. Wishing our friends and families a Happy Holiday Season and even better New Year!

Mitchell Resnick will be speaking at the Managing General Agents Association (MGAA) state of the market brief on Monday, November 6th from 11:30-2:00 pm. He will be speaking on President Trump One Year later and the Impact on the USA Insurance Industry. The meeting will be held in the Old Lloyd’s library located in the Lloyd’s of London building in London UK, with several insurance carriers, MGA’s and Syndicates in attendance. You can view and download his presentation below: Lloyds Seminar FINAL If you missed the presentation in London you can view the podcast here: PODCAST Thank you to those that wrote articles on Mitch’s presentation with Lloyd’s that can be seen here: http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/asia/news/breaking-news/could-trump-effect-boost-lloyds-84105.aspx

We are proud to sponsor this year the Healing Hearts of Arizona Animal Refuge for 2017. We hope you can join us at the Gemini Acres Equine for Casino Night on November 4th from 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm. Established in 2005, Healing Hearts is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused and neglected animals. We provide them with care and compassion at our Ranch. Although Healing Hearts is a refuge where animals may live out their natural lives if at all possible we try to find them a new forever home. Domestic companion and farm animals of all kinds; horses, burros, goats, sheep, pigs, & cows find a safe haven at this unique and dedicated no-kill animal facility. Our Mission is to provide a safe haven for neglected, abandoned or abused animals and promote compassionate and humane treatment for all animals. Healing Hearts Casino Night

Trucking Company Mandate as of December 18th, 2017 Drivers who are now required to use paper logs – records of duty status (RODS) -because they operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce motor vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds, or who carry haz-mat—need to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) in their vehicles, unless they meet one of the exemptions. This applies to commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) as defined by Part 49 CFR 390.5 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and drivers who are subject to the requirements of Part 49 CFR 395. Drivers who are exempt from using ELDs include: 1) drivers who operate within the 100-air-mile exemption; 2) non-CDL drivers operating within 150 air miles of their home base; 3) drivers in driveaway operations; 4) drivers operating vehicles with engines manufactured before the year 2000; and 5) drivers who use paper logs for not more than 8 days in a 30-day period The Case of ELD v. ABORD Soon to be a major motion picture coming to a theatre near you, we can expect to see litigation over just what is an ELD. An ELD is essentially the same as an ABORD, but to qualify as an ELD, the device must meet the minimum technical standards, be certified as well as registered with the FMCSA. The ELD must be synchronized with the ECM so that vehicle operations can be recorded, such as drive time and the ELD must put out standardized data for the benefit of enforcement officers. Manual overrides are allowed for special circumstances. The Enforcement Cases… The ELD Rule was adopted to increase the use of AOBRDs to promote safety and reduce the paperwork burden for motor carriers and drivers as well as transportation law enforcement officers. As with every lock, where there’s a pick waiting