Start Date: 2/11/2021 12:00 PM PST
End Date: 2/11/2024 5:00 PM PST
Sponsor: Machaon Medical Evaluations, Inc.
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1 CLE credit
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Non Members: $40
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Most personal injury lawsuits require the retention of a medical expert who is usually requested to perform an IME. In Washington, IMEs are governed by CR 35. Unfortunately, CR 35 provides little guidance with respect to the many issues that can arise regarding how an examination is to be conducted. This lunch and learn will discuss a wide variety of those issues and best practices for addressing them from a defense perspective. For reasons unknown, defense counsel too often takes a passive role with respect to proposing terms for conducting CR 35 examinations. A model CR 35 stipulation will be proposed and a game plan discussed for its proactive use with opposing counsel and in motion practice with the court.
Levi Bendele, Partner, Holt Woods & Scisciani LLP
John Barton, Associate, Holt Woods & Scisciani LLP
Levi Bendele is a civil defense attorney who defends insureds and insurance companies. He worked for State Farm claims in the late 90s and for the last 20+ years has defended a variety of cases, including automobile liability and UM/UIM, premise liability, construction injury and defect, premises liability, HOA litigation, professional liability, and insurance matters involving EUOs, PIP, coverage, bad faith and IFCA claims. He has been a member of WDTL since the early 2000s, was formerly a board member, and currently heads the Auto and Trucking Practice Group.
John Barton is licensed to practice in state and federal courts in Washington. Earlier in his career, John worked as a staff attorney for the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee for the Western District of Washington. Thereafter, he represented homeowner and condominium associations across western Washington in matters including general HOA liability and governance, collections, and foreclosure. Currently, he defends a variety of cases, including automobile liability and UM/UIM, premise liability, HOA litigation, timber trespass, and adverse possession.