Litigating, Settling and Managing

Asbestos Claims

If you are at all involved in asbestos litigation, the need to be on the cutting edge of trends, medical advances, and reform efforts has never been greater.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

About

Asbestos is not going away. According to the EPA, 27 million Americans had significant exposure to asbestos on the job between 1940 and 1980. With the estimated dormant period of 15 to 40 years for asbestos exposure to result in cancer or other diseases, the peak of claims is yet to come.

Everyone involved with asbestos litigation-in-house counsel, private attorneys, insurance officers and claims managers and others-needs the most current information in order to win their case. With plaintiffs' attorneys finding new avenues to push their claims, it is most critical that you stay a step ahead of your adversaries. In the Abestos Claims Publication, there are presentations which highlight important information presented at the Conference, such as:

  • How dollars are shaking out in the asbestos litigation universe and how the distribution of money is expected to change over the next 18 months
  • The latest methods used to forecast future liabilities
  • An understanding of model insurance recoveries under different coverage scenarios
  • Up-to-date on state reform efforts
  • Industry insider's tips on winning defense litigation strategies

Contents & Contributors

About

Asbestos is not going away. According to the EPA, 27 million Americans had significant exposure to asbestos on the job between 1940 and 1980. With the estimated dormant period of 15 to 40 years for asbestos exposure to result in cancer or other diseases, the peak of claims is yet to come.

Everyone involved with asbestos litigation-in-house counsel, private attorneys, insurance officers and claims managers and others-needs the most current information in order to win their case. With plaintiffs' attorneys finding new avenues to push their claims, it is most critical that you stay a step ahead of your adversaries. In the Abestos Claims Publication, there are presentations which highlight important information presented at the Conference, such as:

  • How dollars are shaking out in the asbestos litigation universe and how the distribution of money is expected to change over the next 18 months
  • The latest methods used to forecast future liabilities
  • An understanding of model insurance recoveries under different coverage scenarios
  • Up-to-date on state reform efforts
  • Industry insider's tips on winning defense litigation strategies

Contents & Contributors


THE DIMENSIONS OF ASBESTOS LITIGATION
Stephen Carroll, RAND Institute for Civil Justice

THE CHANGING PROFILE OF CLAIMS: NEW TARGETS, TACTICS AND STRATEGIES OF ASBESTOS CLAIMANTS
David T. Austern, Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust

THE CHANGING PROFILE OF CLAIMS: NEW TARGETS, TACTICS AND STRATEGIES OF ASBESTOS CLAIMANTS
John Kazanjian, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

FEDERAL ASBESTOS LEGISLATION IN 2005
Patrick M. Hanlon, Goodwin Procter LLP

IMPROVING CLAIMS MANAGEMENT USING EXISTING RESOURCES
David Katzenstein, McGivney & Kluger PC

DEFENSE STRATEGIES FOR WEATHERING THE STORM OF NEW ASBESTOS CLAIMS
Cynthia J. Bishop, Gardere, Wynne, Sewell, LLP

DEFENSE STRATEGIES TO AVOID DISCOVERY AND EVIDENCE PROBLEMS DICTATING A LOSS AT TRIAL
Paul Van Lysebettens, Gunty & McCarthy

SPOTLIGHT ON THE ASBESTOS BACKLOG: EXPEDITING THE ADJUDICATION PROCESS
Laraine Pacheco Brokaw, Law Offices of Laraine Pacheco

INSURANCE COMPANY STANDING IN ABESTOS BANKRUPTCIES
Robert M. Horkovich, Anderson, Kill & Olick, P.C.
Ann Kramer, Anderson, Kill & Olick, P.C.

ASBESTOS BANKRUPTCIES: PREPACKAGED DEALS AND KEY CONSIDERATIONS
Mark D. Plevin, Crowell & Morning LLP

EVOLVING CAUSATION THEORIES FOR LOW DOSE EXPOSURE CLAIMS
Edward R. Hugo, Brydon Hugo & Parker

THE DIAGNOSIS OF MESOTHELIOMA V. LUNG CANCER AND ITS EFFECTS ON JUROR PERCEPTIONS
James N. Sinunu, Adams, Nye, Sinunu, Bruni, Brecht LLP



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