Professionals Speaking

James Rocap, III Presents at Mealey’s Scope of Coverage Conference

October 15, 2007

James Rocap, III presented at Mealey’s Scope of Coverage Conference: All Sums Versus Pro-Rata Allocation, Methods of Exhaustion, Reallocation and Settlement Credits on October 15, 2007 at The Westin Grand, Washington, DC. His section was titled, "Adopting an All Sums or Pro Rata Approach—Mock Oral Argument on Summary Judgment Motion", where he participated in a cross summary judgment argument on whether the court, in a case of first impression, should adopt an “all-sums” or “pro-rata” approach in an asbestos coverage lawsuit. The case discussed involves progressive, latent bodily injury occurring over decades, with some years in which the policyholder is uninsured and other years in which it has significant layers of excess cover.