Tech Titans as Mass Tort Defendants: “HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Apple, Intel & Emerg

Continuing this week’s posts on the scale and scope of the litigation industry, it is interesting to see some of the tech titans starting to show up as agenda items for litigation conferences focused on mass tort claims. For example, Intel and Apple. Pasted below are the some of the entries for Harris Martin’s March 28, 2018 HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Apple, Intel & Emerging Mass Torts Agenda.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Intel: What’s It All About, How Did We Get Here, Where Are We Going, and Can You Ethically Represent Differing Plaintiffs’ Interests?


Moderator: W. Daniel “Dee” Miles III, Beasley Allen Law Firm, Montgomery, AL

J. Gerard Stranch IV, Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC, Nashville, TN Adam J. Levitt, DiCello Levitt & Casey, Chicago C. Matthew Curtin, CISSP, Founder, Interhack Corporation, Columbus, OH

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Intel: The OEM Cases and Cases Against Other Processor Manufacturers


Moderator:Adam J. Levitt, DiCello Levitt & Casey, Chicago

J. Gerard Stranch IV, Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC, Nashville, TN Stuart A. Davidson, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, Boca Raton, FL

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Apple Obsolescence: What the Case is About and What Claims Are Being Asserted?


Timothy G. Blood, Blood Hurst & O’Reardon LLP, San Diego Dina E. Micheletti, Fazio | Micheletti LLP, San Ramon, CA Laurence D. King, Kaplan Fox, San Francisco Lynn A. Toops, Cohen & Malad, LLP, Indianapolis

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Apple Obsolescence: Will Apple Attempt to Seek Shelter in the Telecom Arbitration Agreements?


Moderator: Timothy G. Blood, Blood Hurst & O’Reardon LLP, San Diego

Eric Gibbs, Girard Gibbs LLP, Oakland, CA Todd A. Seaver, Berman Tabacco, San Francisco

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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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