Preventing & Defending

Chemical Products Liability Litigation

Proven strategies in risk assessment, causation, and the battle of the experts

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

About

The most advanced practical guidance available on the law and science of chemical litigation…

If you represent a company that manufactures or handles chemicals, you are aware of the severe risks involved. Implementing measures to prevent a risk from turning into a liability is the only way to protect your client from potentially bankrupting litigation. As a litigator, your courtroom arsenal has to match – and exceed – the ever-expanding tools utilized by plaintiffs' attorneys. This intensive conference will go beyond the standard issues and delve into some of the most challenging issues your practice presents.

The publication for American Conference Institutes' Chemical Products Liability Litigation is a selection of presentations from expert faculty's thorough analyses on using scientific and genetic evidence to aid your defense, and receive practical strategies you can apply directly to your next case. Private and in-house counsel immersed in the world of chemical litigation (or trying to avoid it) share their views on some of the hottest issues such as:

  • Counseling clients on safety and prevention strategies
  • How the chemical litigation climate has changed since the Bates decision
  • Using genetic studies to bolster your defense
  • Undermining the plaintiff's use of animal studies
  • Preparing for an e-discovery request in a chemical case
  • Complying with regulatory standards in the EU & Asia-Pacific

Contents & Contributors

About

The most advanced practical guidance available on the law and science of chemical litigation…

If you represent a company that manufactures or handles chemicals, you are aware of the severe risks involved. Implementing measures to prevent a risk from turning into a liability is the only way to protect your client from potentially bankrupting litigation. As a litigator, your courtroom arsenal has to match – and exceed – the ever-expanding tools utilized by plaintiffs' attorneys. This intensive conference will go beyond the standard issues and delve into some of the most challenging issues your practice presents.

The publication for American Conference Institutes' Chemical Products Liability Litigation is a selection of presentations from expert faculty's thorough analyses on using scientific and genetic evidence to aid your defense, and receive practical strategies you can apply directly to your next case. Private and in-house counsel immersed in the world of chemical litigation (or trying to avoid it) share their views on some of the hottest issues such as:

  • Counseling clients on safety and prevention strategies
  • How the chemical litigation climate has changed since the Bates decision
  • Using genetic studies to bolster your defense
  • Undermining the plaintiff's use of animal studies
  • Preparing for an e-discovery request in a chemical case
  • Complying with regulatory standards in the EU & Asia-Pacific

Contents & Contributors


COOPERATIVE DEFENSE GROUPS - STRATEGIES FOR COST EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION
Edward Lowenberg, Exxon Mobile

ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY: BEST PRACTICES FOR DEVELOPING A LITIGATION DISCOVERY RESPONSE PLAN
G. William Shaw, Preston Gates Ellis LLP

BATES – A YEAR LATER ANALYZING WHETHER A PESTICIDE CLAIM IS PREEMTED BY FIFRA
Guy A. Relford, Dow AgroSciences

FIFRA, FHSA…PREEMPTION AND THE REST OF THE ALPHABET: HMTA, HMTUSA, CERCLA, HSAA, OSHA, AEA, AND EVEN THE FDA
Thomas A Packer , Gordon Rees
Anna Kathryn Benedict, Gordon Rees

FHSA PREEMPTION: EVOLUTION AND OUTLOOK
Jeffrey W. Kemp, Fulbright & Jarworski

USING SCIENCE WHEN YOU ARE NOT A SCIENTIST
Richard S. Cornfield, Thompson Coburn

GENETIC EXPERIMENT?
Adam M. Helleck, Powers & Frost

PERSUADING THE FACTFINDER TO ACCEPT OUR VIEW OF CHEMICAL EXPOSURE STUDIES
Barry M. Parsons, Crowell & Moring
Patrick J. Donnelly, C&M Capitolink

LITIGATING CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
Steven J. Boranian, Reed Smith LLP
Erik T. Atkisson, Reed Smith LLP

LITIGATING CHEMICAL EXPOSURE CLASS ACTIONS
D. Allan Rudlin, Hunton & Williams LLP
Steven J. Boranian, Reed Smith LLP

CONFRONTING THE SCIENCE ISSUES IN BENZENE, WELDING ROD AND TOXIC TORT CASES
Alan Klein, Duane Morris LLP

THE STATUS OF THE HYBRID EXPERT:CAN YOU AVOID HIRING BOTH A TESTIFYING EXPERT ND A CONSULTANT?
Tami Lyn Azorsky, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Christina M. Carroll, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

MINIMIZING COSTS IN CHEMICAL LITIGATION
Dara Mann, Faegre & Benson
Tami Lyn Azorsky, McKenna Long & Alridge
Sabrina Rudnick, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll

ARE PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY-FUNDED, CONTINGENCY FEE-BASED PUBLIC NUISANCE LAWSUITS PROPER?
Mark P. Fitzsimmons, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Sonia O. Williams, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

THE LAW OF PUBLIC NUISANCE:MAINTAINING RATIONAL BOUNDARIES ON A RATIONAL REPORT
Mark Behrens, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

CALLENGING THE PROPRIETY OF PRIVATELY FUNDED PUBLIC NUISANCE LAWSUITS
Bill Voth, Arnold & Porter LLP

ARMAGEDDON THROUGH AGGREGATION? THE USE AND ABUSE OF CLASS ACTIONS IN INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Richard O. Faulk, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP



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