5th National Forum on

Asbestos Litigation

The Latest Developments • The Newest Theories, Targets and Strategies for Plaintiff and Defense Litigators and Insurers

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

About

It is estimated that, at best, about half of all potential asbestos claimants have brought action for asbestos-related damages. At worst, only one-fifth of the potential claims have been filed. Over 600,000 people have already filed claims and over 6,000 companies have been named as defendants. Even veteran toxic tort litigators, insurance attorneys and judges are astounded by the resiliency and staggering expense of asbestos claims.

The frequency of bankruptcies is increasing as the number of plaintiffs increases and the net of liability widens. The number and variety of defendant corporations at risk for potential liability is growing. With the exposure so great and the very real threat of insolvency to any company caught in the asbestos web, it is more important than ever that even the most experienced toxic tort or insurance litigator has the latest information - from an understanding of the medicine underlying the lawsuits, to plaintiff techniques, to cutting edge defense strategies.

American Conference Institute custom tailored this Fifth National Asbestos Litigation Conference to provide you with latest information and the practical techniques and tools you will need to successfully litigate and settle asbestos suits. Experienced and successful asbestos litigators, medical professionals and members of the judiciary will provide their critical insights on:
  • The latest data on where suits are coming from and projections of future tort claims
  • The latest suits, liability theories and court trends
  • Successful strategies for new corporate defendants
  • Using medical criteria to make… or break… the case
  • The latest news from the Hill
  • What you need to know about the science behind the issues you are litigating

Contents & Contributors

About

It is estimated that, at best, about half of all potential asbestos claimants have brought action for asbestos-related damages. At worst, only one-fifth of the potential claims have been filed. Over 600,000 people have already filed claims and over 6,000 companies have been named as defendants. Even veteran toxic tort litigators, insurance attorneys and judges are astounded by the resiliency and staggering expense of asbestos claims.

The frequency of bankruptcies is increasing as the number of plaintiffs increases and the net of liability widens. The number and variety of defendant corporations at risk for potential liability is growing. With the exposure so great and the very real threat of insolvency to any company caught in the asbestos web, it is more important than ever that even the most experienced toxic tort or insurance litigator has the latest information - from an understanding of the medicine underlying the lawsuits, to plaintiff techniques, to cutting edge defense strategies.

American Conference Institute custom tailored this Fifth National Asbestos Litigation Conference to provide you with latest information and the practical techniques and tools you will need to successfully litigate and settle asbestos suits. Experienced and successful asbestos litigators, medical professionals and members of the judiciary will provide their critical insights on:
  • The latest data on where suits are coming from and projections of future tort claims
  • The latest suits, liability theories and court trends
  • Successful strategies for new corporate defendants
  • Using medical criteria to make… or break… the case
  • The latest news from the Hill
  • What you need to know about the science behind the issues you are litigating

Contents & Contributors

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