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June 26, 2014

American Conference Institute's 17th National Advanced Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation

Hiscock & Barclay partner Linda J. Clark will present on "State of the Market - Where is New York Headed," at ACI's 17th National Advanced Forum.

This year's agenda will provide attendees with strategic advice, critical insights, and comprehensive updates for:

  • Where asbestos litigation is headed short and long term: Legislative issues and the politics of litigation; newer products and tertiary defendants; and hotbed jurisdictions (Illinois, Missouri, California, New York)
  • The "every exposure theory": Recent court decisions, notable experts and their causation testimony, and the cross-examination of the "every exposure counts" expert
  • Lung cancer claims: Medical updates on new studies and the latest on underlying asbestos exposure and smoking in determining the presence/absence of asbestosis
  • The effect of the estimation ruling in the Garlock bankruptcy case and the latest on courts and legislatures providing for greater transparency between the trust claim and civil tort systems
  • Differential diagnosis and gene studies: the evolution of mesothelioma claims
  • New trends in the state of the art
  • Daubert hearings challenging expert opinions and methodologies in light of Barabin
  • Current science and claims involving cosmetic talc
  • New international issues associated with the increased filings by foreign litigants and the defense of cases involving a plaintiff with foreign exposures
  • Component part supplier claims and asbestos equipment litigation
  • Apportionment: Products, product types, product uses, product identification witnesses, deposition strategies, and beyond
  • The use of asbestos by the United States Military other than the Navy


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