- Sharing information to improve the filing and responding process; and
- Answering questions regarding filing and responding to cases.
The following key takeaways were discussed during the February workshop.
- Write liability contentions specific to the loss in question and keep them concise.
- Properly itemize damages, including total loss breakdowns and salvage recovery/expenses.
- Attach evidence to the appropriate section and use proper titles.
- Raise damage rebuttals in the proper section, not as liability contentions.
- Admit liability if there is no dispute and avoid “Rule 4-1 style” arguments.
- Provide support for non-involvement defenses.
- Keep both liability and damage disputes concise and to the point.
- Clearly define the amount of the proposed reduction.
- Avoid template arguments and paragraphs related to claims theory.