The Modern Firm Website Analytics

Serving Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Publications & Presentations

The Trucking Newsletter

Summer 2017

Winter 2016

Fall 2016

Summer 2016 Supplement

Summer 2016

Spring 2016

Winter 2015

Fall 2015

Spring 2015

Winter 2014

Fall 2014

Summer 2014

Spring 2014

Winter 2013

 

Seminars & Presentations

C. Stephen Setliff, “Anatomy of a Catastrophic Truck Accident,” National Truck and Heavy Equipment Claims Council Meeting, Dallas, Texas, May 2017

C. Stephen Setliff, “Anatomy and Defense of a Serious Truck Accident” Panel Discussion and Mock Trial, Virginia Trucking Association, Annual Safety Council Meeting, Staunton, Virginia, April 2017

C. Stephen Setliff, “What you need to know about hiring and retention issues,” Raffles Captive Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, April 2017

C. Stephen Setliff, “Best hiring and retention practices,” Traxx Captive Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, March 2017

C. Stephen Setliff, “Minimizing liability for hiring and retention decisions,” American Moving and Storage Association Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, California, February 2017

C. Stephen Setliff, “Preventing and defense of STAA Whistleblower Claims,” Captive Transportation Safety Workshop, Dallas, Texas, February 2017

Ryan F. Furgurson, “Understanding and Avoiding Potential Driver Coercion Claims,” Webinar, April 2016

C. Stephen Setliff, “Defense of Employment Related Claims,” Safe Truck Captive meeting, Dubuque, Iowa, April 2016

Eli Jason S. Mackey, “Defense of Hiring and Retention Claims,” Safe Truck Captive meeting, Dubuque, Iowa, April 2016

C. Stephen Setliff, “Anticipating the Electronic Logging Device Mandate,” Maryland Motor Truck Association, Eastern Shore Chapter, April 2016

C. Stephen Setliff, “Danger around every curve – whistleblower and coercion claims,” Traffic Captive meeting, Tennessee, April 2016

Eli Jason S. Mackey, “Defending negligent hiring and retention claims,” Traffic Captive meeting, Tennessee, April 2016

C. Stephen Setliff and Eli Jason S. Mackey, “Defending Whistleblower and Coercion Claims,” Raffles Captive meeting, Chicago, April 2016

C. Stephen Setliff, “Defending negligent hiring and retention claims,” Traffic Captive meeting, Tennessee, April 2016

C. Stephen Setliff and Eli Jason S. Mackey, “Defense of negligent hiring and retention claims,” Virginia Movers and Warehousemen Association meeting, February 2016

C. Stephen Setliff and Eli Jason S. Mackey, “Defending Whistleblower Claims under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act,” Virginia Trucking Association meeting, September 2015

C. Stephen Setliff, “The Advent of Whistleblower Litigation,” Virginia Trucking Association Safety Management Conference, April 2015

C. Stephen Setliff, “The Dynamics of Grade Crossing Litigation,” 23rd Annual TIDA Industry Seminar, January 2015

C. Stephen Setliff and Eli Jason S. Mackey, “Defense of Brain Injury Cases,”  InterTrans Annual Safety Conference, January 2015

“Effective Defense of Brain Injury Claims,” Virginia Trucking Association Annual Meeting, May 2014. Presented in the form of a mock trial, this presentation focused on key concepts for defending against claims of mild traumatic brain injury, as well as underlying liability issues in rear end collisions. Eric Jensen, head of the firm’s trucking litigation group, conducted the mock trial with the assistance of Steve Setliff, Ryan Furgurson, Jason Mackey and Trevor Wind.

Ryan Furgurson, “Defending Whistleblower Claims under the Federal Railroad Safety Act and the Surface Transportation Assistance Act,” Southeast Claims Conference, June 2014

Ryan Furgurson, “Defending Whistleblower Claims under the Federal Railroad Safety Act,” Virginia Railroad Association, September 2013.

Gregory F. Holland, “Accident Investigation and Documentation,” Virginia Railroad Association, September 2012.

C. Stephen Setliff, “Dr. Do Little: Attacking the Plaintiff’s Medical Expert and His Opinions,” Occupational Claims Conference, Boulder, Colorado, June 2006.

C. Stephen Setliff, “Defending diesel exhaust claims and the aftermath of the EPA assessment,” NARTC 49th Annual Meeting, March 2003.

C. Stephen Setliff, “The Use of Dispositive Pretrial Motions in Defending ‘Wear Out’ Cases,” NARTC 48th Annual Meeting, March 2002.

C. Stephen Setliff, “Defensive Strategies,” 15th Annual FELA Occupational Claims Litigation Seminar, June 2001.

C. Stephen Setliff, “The Magic Rocks of the Richmond Terminal,” 14th Annual FELA Occupational Claims Seminar, June 2000.

Attorney Publications

C. Stephen Setliff, Co-author, Impact on Motor Carriers of EPA’s Health Assessment for Diesel Exhaust, J. L. Logistics & Pol’y 158 (2004).

John K. Burke, Jr., Co-author, “Eminent Domain Practice Tips,” presented at Conference of Local Government Attorneys Association of Virginia (Fall 1999).

John K. Burke, Jr., Co-author, “Valuation in Eminent Domain,” presented at Conference of Local Government Attorneys Association of Virginia (Spring 2008).

John K. Burke, Jr., Co-author, “Virginia Environmental Common Law” chapter in Virginia Environmental Law Handbook, published by Government Institutes, Inc.