2010 Annual Conference

Chicago, IL
June 13, 2010 - June 15, 2010
2010 NCLC Conference Agenda
Chicago, IL | June 2010
Date / Time / Room Event
Sunday June 13, 2010
3:00 - 5:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 - 8:00 pm Registration and Welcome Reception Chagall Foyer, A & B
Monday June 14, 2010
7:00 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
Picasso Foyer, A & B
8:00 - 8:30 am Opening Remarks - Co-Chairmen

George Manno, Just Born, Inc.

Harry Norris, Howell's Motor Freight, Inc.
8:30 - 9:15 am Not Me – Them!
Liability Apportionment Between the Shipper, Broker, Carrier and Warehouseman

Joel Steiner, Esquire www.trans-law.com

Axelrod, Goodman, Steiner & Bazelon
Chicago, Illinois

  • When something goes wrong, who is legally responsible?
  • When there are so many parties involved, who is ultimately responsible or do several parties have liability?
  • Does the answer differ if it is cargo damage, an accident involving employees of a party or an innocent third party, or if the delivery is just late?
  • Are there ways to minimize your liability?
9:15 - 10:00 am You Are Liable
But Does Your Insurance Cover It?

Robert Reeb, Esquire
Marwedel, Minichello & Reeb, P.C.
Chicago, Illinois
  • Where there are overlapping responsibilities and functions, does your insurance cover your liability?
  • Are there gaps in your insurance?
  • What happens when the policies of more than one party may be involved?
  • Which policies – cargo, liability coverage, endorsement liabilities, errors and omissions, or additional insured liability are involved?
10:00 - 10:30 am Open Discussion on Overlapping Liability and Insurance Issues

Joel Steiner, Esquire & Robert Reeb, Esquire
10:30 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 12:00 Noon Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law

Donald J. Vogel, Esquire
Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C.
Chicago, Illinois

A discussion of topical labor and employment law issues, including the latest on federal action. The latest on:
  • Carrier Safety Monitoring Act
  • Employee Free Choice Act
  • American With Disabilities Act
  • FMLA
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Arbitration bills
  • Social Networking in the Workplace
  • Whistleblower and other retaliatory discharge claims
12:00 Noon - 2:00 pm Lunch - Great Hall
2:00 - 3:30 pm Innovative Cold Chain Management - Doing Good and Saving Money

David Sterling and Nick Pacitti Partners, Sterling Solutions, LLC
Memphis, Tennessee
Co-Founders of Integrated Food Chain Center
Georgia Tech University

Atlanta, GA

When margins are being squeezed by retailer’s pressures for bigger discounts and more services, cost reductions have to come from areas not considered before. Cold Chain Management is reducing spoils from damaged or mishandled products by assessing how the process works and making adjustments without capital.
3:30 - 4:30 pm Review of Speaker Topics and Wrap-Up

George Manno, Just Born, Inc
Harry Norris, Howell's Motor Freight, Inc.
6:30 - 10:00 pm Reception and Dinner - Chagall Foyer A & B
Tuesday June 15, 2010
7:00 - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast - Picasso Foyer, A & B
8:30 - 12:00 Noon Members Meeting / Business Discussion