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Mock trial on E&O exposure of an agent, a feature of downstate (N.Y.) meeting.

MOUNT VERNON. N.Y. -- A mock trial to dramatize the E&O exposure of agents will be one of the features of the 58th annual New York Downstate Meeting on October 5, sponsored by nine area associations, at the Huntington Town House. Huntington, L.I.

The mock trial will explore the liability of an agent based on allegations of failure to provide adequate representation to an insured.

Acting as judge for the trial will be brands Stinzano, counsel for the Independent Insurance Agents of New York. The plaintiff will be played by Thomas J. Dietz. CPCU, bringing an action as a tavern owner. Both sides will present expert witnesses and a jury will be selected from agents attending the session.

The all-day meeting, which opens at 8 a m. and runs until 6 p.m., will also feature an address by the president of the Independent Insurance Agents Association of America, Larry Hite, AAI. Hite, who becomes chairman of the National Future I Committee after he steps down as president this month, will offer views on insurance in the 1990s.

There will be a panel of legislators during the morning program of the Downstate meeting, with Michael V. Barrett, IIAANY legislative representative, as moderator. Another session will feature a panel on the retention of employees, covering legal and practical considerations.

Information on registration is available from Lynda Warren at (914) 699-2020.

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Date:Oct 13, 2014
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