Litigating, Settling and Managing

Asbestos Claims

Expert Strategies for Counseling and Defending Your Client from the New Face of Asbestos Claims

Thursday, June 15, 2006

About

The complexities surrounding asbestos litigation are changing with new claimants, new targets and proposed state and federal legislation. As the courts are getting more and more sophisticated when it comes to the epidemiology and science behind asbestos cases, it is more important than ever before that you are armed with the toughest defense strategies and the latest information. You not only need to understand the similarities and differences between asbestos-related malignancies, but the perception these cases have on juror sensitivities. As in-house counsel or a defense attorney practicing in this asbestos landscape, any oversight can not only cost you your verdict but also your reputation.

ACI's 7th Annual Litigating, Settling and Managing Asbestos Claims conference in Las Vegas on June 15-16, 2006 gave attendees up-to-the-minute tools and strategies you needed to defend, dismiss or settle these cases in today's asbestos environment. The accompanying publication includes the following topics that were discussed at the conference:

  • Cost effective ways to improving claims management
  • Legal analysis of asbestos-related illness state-by-state
  • How to gain leverage in prepackaged negotiations
  • Becoming trial-ready and defining roles within the office
  • Contents & Contributors

    About

    The complexities surrounding asbestos litigation are changing with new claimants, new targets and proposed state and federal legislation. As the courts are getting more and more sophisticated when it comes to the epidemiology and science behind asbestos cases, it is more important than ever before that you are armed with the toughest defense strategies and the latest information. You not only need to understand the similarities and differences between asbestos-related malignancies, but the perception these cases have on juror sensitivities. As in-house counsel or a defense attorney practicing in this asbestos landscape, any oversight can not only cost you your verdict but also your reputation.

    ACI's 7th Annual Litigating, Settling and Managing Asbestos Claims conference in Las Vegas on June 15-16, 2006 gave attendees up-to-the-minute tools and strategies you needed to defend, dismiss or settle these cases in today's asbestos environment. The accompanying publication includes the following topics that were discussed at the conference:

  • Cost effective ways to improving claims management
  • Legal analysis of asbestos-related illness state-by-state
  • How to gain leverage in prepackaged negotiations
  • Becoming trial-ready and defining roles within the office
  • Contents & Contributors


    ASBESTOS STATE SOLUTIONS
    Mark A. Behrens, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

    THE IMPACT OF ASBESTOS LEGISLATIVE INTITIATIVES
    Charles Mullin, Bates White

    ASSESING FUTURE ASBESTOS LIABILITIES
    Gayle Koch, The Brattle Group

    THE USE OF ESTIMATIONS IN DEVELOPING STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING ASBESTOS LIABILITIES AND INSURANCE COVERAGE
    John E. Heintz, Gilbert, Heintz & Randolph LLP

    THE ROLE OF INSURANCE COVERAGE IN ASBESTOS CASES
    Joseph Hovermill, Miles & Stockbridge PC

    PULLING THE "TRIGGER"-APPLICATION OF THE MULTIPLE TRIGGER AND/OR CONTINUOUS TRIGGER TEST IN CASES INVOLVING PROGRESIVE INDIVISIBLE INJURY
    Tiffany Durst, McNeer, Highland, McMunn and Varner

    DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN MALIGNANCIES IN ASBESTOS CASES
    James Sinunu, Adams, Nye, Sinunu, Bruni, Becht LLP

    KEEP IT SIMPLE: THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN PRE-PACKAGED MASS TORT BANKRUPTCIES
    Michael G. Zanic, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP

    INSURANCE NEUTRALITY AND INSURER STANDING
    Leslie A. Epley, Crowell & Moring LLP

    IMPROVING CLAIMS MANAGEMENT USING EXISTING RESOURCES
    David Katzenstein, McGivney & Kluger, P.C.

    AN OVERVIEW OF SILICOSIS CLAIMS AND SILICA LITIGATION
    Michael Nelson, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholoson Graham LLP
    Chuck McGivney, McGivney & Kluger, P.C.



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