IAVM’s Severe Weather Preparedness program, an advanced, 1-day training program where participants learn information about all aspects of severe and threatening weather, kicks off today in Minneapolis. Attendees will be immersed in proven practices on identification, messaging, media communication, and how the law imposes a duty of care and how it affects venues.
Joseph Sampson and Ty Sheaks, partners with McCathern Law, PLLC, will be engaging attendees in a discussion on “Legal Considerations for Venue Management in Severe Weather Situations.” Sampson, chosen for the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, handles cases in all areas of business and civil litigation and consults companies regarding risk management and insurance, employment issues, and general business and contract matters. Sheaks is the go to “fixer” for McCathern’s most difficult and high-exposure litigation matters. “We will address a variety of legal considerations for a variety of different severe weather conditions with a focus on understating the general duty owed to patrons (whether invited or uninvited) to protect and/or warn of severe weather,” stated Sampson and Sheaks. “We will also provide real-world examples of severe weather events to walk through some of those legal considerations.”
Sampson and Sheaks plan to provide attendees with real-world examples of various severe weather situations and the legal considerations facing such weather events. When asked what they felt the key takeaway from their discussion would be, they replied, “Hopefully the attendees will gain an understanding of the general duty owed and an interest in taking steps to fully understand the limits of that duty in the specific jurisdiction of their venues and an interest in seeking further information from trusted legal advisers and others, including insurance brokers, etc.”
To learn more about IAVM’s Severe Weather Preparedness program, click here.