John RomanoKaren Koehler
John Romano · Karen Koehler

When Paradise Becomes Hell...The Power, Drama, and Explosiveness of Consortium Claims When Timely and Strategically Developed

We will immerse ourselves in the steps you need to take to construct the building blocks of derivative claims from the start of the case. The consortium claims are to the primary claims similar to what the wingman is to the primary pilot or what the keyboard it the computer. Yet, all too often the consortium claims are ignored, minimized, misunderstood and unappreciated. In this session we will cover the essentials of the early investigation of consortium claim evidence; identifying traps and pitfalls; tatics in responding to written discovery; mapping out the discovery journey for your case as it relates to trial strategy; the do’s and don’t of depositions on consortium claim issues; how to fend off defense lawyer “psyche-chat”…mock trials and mediation, and trying consortium claims. We will observe deposition clips as compared to what actually happens in trial. Each attendee will learn how to navigate the mine-field of defensive maneuvers designed to disrupt and eliminate your consortium evidence. We will experience together the how of winning maximum results in consortium claims. You will learn how to master the handling, litigation, mediation and trial of loss of consortium claims.

Course materials:

  • Sample pleadings and briefs on consortium claims
  • Consortium claims trial toolbox publication
  • Slides from the keynote presentation
  • Checklists re consortium claims

TLU Live HB Agenda