Asbestos Claims & Litigation

Thursday, January 14 to Friday, January 15, 2016
The Union League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

ACI’s 20th National Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation returns to Philadelphia. It is the only event where law, science, and medicine intersect and provide practitioners with clarity and certainty with respect to the industry’s most pressing issues. This year’s agenda has been revamped to provide you with strategic advice, critical insights, and comprehensive updates for:

  • State of the market: hotbed states including PA, CA, IL, MO, NY; and key filing trends and rulings with regard to personal jurisdiction, choice of law, discovery, removal, FNC, duty to warn, causation, “each and every exposure”, and punitive damages
  • Latest issues surrounding bankruptcy trusts
  • Lung cancer: new medical and legal considerations given the substantial increase in claims
  • Mesothelioma: latest trends, genetic components, meso gene theory, idiopathic cases, low dose issues, filings by younger females, and talcum powder
  • Recent developments in take home and bystander exposure cases
  • Current state of engineering design firm duty and the statute of repose defense for construction work related to asbestos exposure
  • Update on state adoption of the bare metal defense
  • Insurance coverage issues: loss portfolio transfers, retroactive reinsurance, legacy liabilities, long tail losses, trigger allocation, successor rights after mergers, and more
  • Juror communication: focus on state of the art and reptile theory
  • Former employee lawsuits: latest filings against former employers in common law tort actions
  • Role of unions in asbestos litigation
  • Dealing with increased requests for corporate witness depositions and preparing company witnesses for testimony
  • New international issues associated with motions to apply foreign law
  • The case against the non-asbestos defendant such as asbestos defendant equipment manufacturer and its component parts: the evolution of theories and strategies with regard to the various types of defendants
  • Ethics opinions in asbestos litigation (featuring CLE ethics credits)

Register today to ensure your place by calling 888-224-2480, faxing your registration form to 877-927-1563 or registering online.