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Judge Jack Lintner Will Participate in NJICLE Ethics Webinar

Posted on October 11th, 2010

Bridgewater, NJ (October 11, 2010) – The Honorable Jack L. Lintner (P.A.D., retired), a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will speak at a webinar entitled “Key Considerations in Settling Liability Claims: Navigating Rova Farms Issues and the New Medicare/Medicaid Legislation.” The webinar, hosted by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), will take place on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., and is available for Continuing Legal Education credits.

The webinar will offer cutting edge information on ways to navigate the maze of new and recurring issues facing plaintiffs, defendants and insurers with regard to the many ethical considerations and other issues that arise during the settlement process. The expert panel, consisting of Lintner, a coverage counsel, and a defense counsel, will chart a course through the hurdles and ethical dilemmas presented by Rova Farms demands within the “policy limits” and “dwindling limits” scenarios, the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, and understanding the obligations and potential liabilities for plaintiffs, defendants and insurance carriers in the settlement context. Practitioners will learn how ethical issues in Rova Farms and the New Medicare/Medicaid Legislation have put an entirely new perspective on the consequences of failing to settle. The webinar will help them develop methods to steer their clients to a successful resolution in an ethically correct manner. For more information or to register for the program, visit www.njicle.com.

Judge Jack L. Lintner, a resident of Hillsborough, focuses his practice on alternative dispute resolution, insurance coverage issues and appellate advocacy consultation. He served 20 years in the New Jersey State Judiciary, appointed to the Appellate Division in 1999. He was a Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division from 2006 through his retirement in 2008. Judge Lintner began his judicial career as a trial judge in the Superior Court in Middlesex County in 1988, where he spent nine years in the civil court attaining the positions of Presiding Judge of the Civil and Chancery Divisions. During his tenure as a trial judge, he presided over the State tobacco litigation and dissolution of the Health Insurance Plan of New Jersey. While serving in the Law and Chancery Divisions, he was responsible for setting up and participating in numerous successful court-run mediation and settlement programs.

During his judicial career, Judge Lintner published over 100 opinions. He served on the Appellate Attorney Standards, the Appellate Division/Assignment Judge Liaison Standing and the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committees. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Civil Procedure Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law.

Prior to his appointment to the bench in 1988, Judge Lintner’s practice concentrated on civil litigation in both the state and federal courts. He was a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey. He specialized in tort, products liability, construction, and insurance coverage litigation.

Judge Lintner has lectured extensively on a variety of topics for the New Jersey Judicial College and Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He is a recipient of the 2008 James J. McLaughlin Award from the Civil Trial Bar Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the 2001 Distinguished Service Award from the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Association. Judge Lintner serves on the Board of Trustees of TANJ and is an associate member of ABOTA.

Judge Lintner earned his J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1969, and his B.S. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 1966. He is a member of the American, New Jersey State, Somerset County and Middlesex County Bar Associations.

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