American Conference Institute's 19th Advanced Forum on

Asbestos Claims & Litigation

Tuesday, June 23 to Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Omni Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL


ACI’s 19th National Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation returns to Chicago. It’s the industry’s highest-level event where law, science, and medicine intersect and that provides practitioners with clarity and certainty with respect to today’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 jurisdictions: new case law, new defendants and plainti s, forum shopping, time for  ling claims while considering statutes of repose, and more
  • Drastically increased lung cancer dockets: plainti and defense perspectives in Madison County and beyond
  • Asbestos medicine with a focus on lung cancer: interrelationship between smoking, asbestos exposure and lung cancer; lung  brosis as a risk factor for lung cancer; clinical, pathologic, and radiologic considerations in diagnosing asbestosis and other non-malignant lung conditions
  • Garlock: impact of records unsealed in bankruptcy trusts, future liability issues, and courts and legislatures providing greater transparency between trust claim and civil tort systems
  • Take home exposures: jurisdictional di erences, recent rulings, credibility that asbestos exposure is idiopathic, and liability impact when bystanders and premise owners are brought into litigation
  • Interplay between workers compensation and asbestos: examining Folta case in IL, impact of exclusivity rule in di erent jurisdictions, insurance coverage issues, expert witnesses, and state of the art defense
  • Insurance coverage: bankrupt, dissolved, or defunct entities, issues involving joint insurers, establishing when coverage is triggered, and nuances related to exclusions and CUMIS counsel
  • Apportioning liability in jurisdictions with fault allocation: product types, product uses, product identi cation, witnesses, deposition strategies, and trigger of coverage issues
  • Every exposure theory: recent court decisions, notable experts, causation testimony, and cross examination of every exposure counts expert
  • Use of asbestos by the United States Military other than the Navy

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