Fraser Stryker attorneys Robert W. Futhey and Alexander D. Boyd are scheduled to speak at the Nebraska Defense Counsel Association’s seminar at the 2012 Nebraska State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting to be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at the Embassy Suites in La Vista.

Mr. Boyd’s discussion topic is “The Necessity and Creation of Medicare Set-Asides in Personal Injury Cases.” His presentation is intended to clear up common confusions regarding the use of Medicare set-asides in personal injury settlements outside of the context of worker’s compensation. Set-asides are used to properly allocate settlement proceeds to pay for future medical expenses. The presentation will discuss the current state of the law, whether set-asides are required, whether the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must review set-aside proposals, and other practical information for those who must address Medicare’s interest in avoiding payment for future medical services.

Mr. Futhey will discuss “Serving and Obtaining Discovery from an International Defendant.” This presentation will address the complex process of litigating cases involving parties residing in foreign countries. Topics will include service of process of foreign defendants and obtaining discovery from nonparties residing in foreign countries. Various treaties with foreign countries will be discussed. Examples of how to navigate these procedures for several countries will be featured.

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