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Hermes Netburn Attorney, John R. Felice, To Speak At The CLM 2014 Annual Conference

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Hermes Netburn Attorney, John R. Felice, To Speak At The CLM 2014 Annual Conference


(Boston, MA – March 24, 2014) John R. Felice, a shareholder with Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C. will be speaking on the subject, “LITIGATION MANAGEMENT - Is Your Boilerplate Rusty?"  at the upcoming 2014 CLM Annual Conference being held in Boca Raton, FL from April 9 - 11.  Held each Spring, the CLM Annual Conference features more than 80 collaborative educational sessions and keynote presentations designed by industry professionals to help attendees gain the knowledge they need to be on the forefront of the industry.

Mr. Felice has substantial experience representing insurers, insurance claim administrators, and other stakeholders in connection with complex insurance coverage matters involving toxic tort, asbestos, fidelity, bad faith, products liability, general liability, professional liability, directors and officers liability, sexual abuse and other claims.

His wide-ranging experience also includes representing manufacturers and distributors of asbestos-containing products in toxic tort cases pending in multiple jurisdictions.  Mr. Felice has been involved in several jury trials in the Massachusetts asbestos litigation and he recently was part of the trial team which obtained a defense verdict, after a three-week jury trial, on behalf of the alleged successor-in-interest to a manufacturer of asbestos-containing products installed aboard U.S. Navy ships. This was only the third case to be tried to verdict in the Massachusetts asbestos litigation in the past decade.

In addition to his insurance and toxic tort practice, Mr. Felice has vast experience defending product liability claims involving motor homes, aircraft, motor vehicle, heavy, industrial and manufacturing equipment, consumer products such as appliances and lawn mowers, and construction and safety equipment, among others. He also litigates premises liability claims, including negligent security claims. Finally, Mr. Felice represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors and architects in the defense of construction-related litigation, including personal injury and wrongful death, defective workmanship and breach of contract claims, and he represents sureties in all aspects of bond claims, including negotiation of project completion arrangements, handling of payment bond claims, and pursuit of salvage recoveries.

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