Recording Date: July 19, 2011
Duration: 2 hr 53 min
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Agenda and Speakers
I. Emerging Trends in Asbestos Litigation: Secondary Exposure, Component and Replacement Parts; Friction Cases & Other New Areas Of Asbestos Litigation
• How to bring or defend a take-home exposure case or low dose exposure case
• OEM and Replacement and Component Parts
-Analysis of Simonetta, Braaten, Taylor, O’Neil & Merrill
-Is a design defect claim still viable?
-Non-Navy equipment cases
-Friction: the next wave?
• What new types of plaintiffs are filing suits, who are the new defendants in asbestos litigation and what are theories of liability?
-Do you want to be in California?
-Don’t forget the Great Pacific Northwest
• A look at the local statistics: fewer pump and valve cases, more friction cases-Why??
Michael Fox, Sedgwick LLP
James Moore, PACE Claims Services
Lynne M. Kizis, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.
II. Preparing the Plaintiff and Defendant for Deposition and Trial
• Explaining the unexpected-no trial ever goes as planned
• Connecting client preparation, case themes and the facts
• How to handle a nervous or hostile witness
• Walking the fine line with witness preparation and coaching
Moshe Horn, Seeger Weiss LLP
Colin Kelly, Alston & Bird LLP
III. Latest Developments in the Federal MDL
•State or Federal – evaluating the options
•Overview of filing and disposition trends
•The summary judgment process and decisions of note
•Update on cases remanded for trial
•What does the next year hold for MDL 875?
Kyle Bjornlund, Cetrulo & Capone LLP
James Kramer, Levy Phillips & Konigsberg LLP
Bernard Levinthal, Goldfein and Joseph, P.C.