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More Asbestos Science and International Asbestos Claims: ACI Asbestos Litigation Conference: January

Where did 2015 go? It soon will be time for the annual ACI Asbestos Litigation Conference in Philadelphia, this year on January 14 and 15, 2016 at the usual location at the Union League Club. 

The entire agenda is pasted below. The presentations especially near and dear to my heart are focused on science, and the growing set of issue arising from persons who cross over borders (i.e. “international” claims).

Lung cancer: new medical and legal considerations given the substantial increase in claims

Mesothelioma: latest trends, genetic components, meso gene theory, idiopathic cases, low dose issues, filings by younger females, and talcum powder

New international issues associated with motions to apply foreign law

The overall agenda is as follows; you can register here.

Lung cancer: new medical and legal considerations given the substantial increase in claims Mesothelioma: latest trends, genetic components, meso gene theory, idiopathic cases, low dose issues, filings by younger females, and talcum powder Recent developments in take home and bystander exposure cases Current state of engineering design firm duty and the statute of repose defense for construction work related to asbestos exposure Update on state adoption of the bare metal defense Insurance coverage issues: loss portfolio transfers, retroactive reinsurance, legacy liabilities, long tail losses, trigger allocation, successor rights after mergers, and more Juror communication: focus on state of the art and reptile theory Former employee lawsuits: latest filings against former employers in common law tort actions Role of unions in asbestos litigation Dealing with increased requests for corporate witness depositions and preparing company witnesses for testimonyThe case against the non-asbestos defendant such as asbestos defendant equipment manufacturer and its component parts: the evolution of theories and strategies with regard to the various types of defendants Ethics opinions in asbestos litigation (featuring CLE ethics credits)

The asbestos science world is racing forward. Make time to catch up!

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About Kirk

Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”

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