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Message from HB CEO Tom Hagy

Congratulations to HB President Sharon Boothe, who has accepted an exciting new position with Levin, Papantonio – the […]

How State Courts Differ on Equipment Manufacturer Liability in Asbestos Cases

The question of whether equipment, valve and component manufacturers can be held liable for asbestos insulation or gaskets added by third parties has been a hot topic lately in tort law and was discussed in depth by a distinguished panel of attorneys during a teleconference hosted by HB Litigation Conferences on Dec. 15.

VIDEO: PACE’s Drew on Asbestos Litigation Trends

What is the long-term trend in the pace of asbestos claims filings? Bradley Drew, Managing Director, PACE Claims Services, talks about the decrease in total filings over the last seven years, but the steady influx of mesothelioma claims.

Jackson & Campbell’s Robert Kelly on Early Case Investment

Balancing the desire to defer certain litigation costs early on against the potential harm to future defenses is not a matter that should be delegated to inexperienced – albeit less expensive – attorneys. Robert N. Kelly, head of the trial practice group at Jackson & Campbell, says not only are there a number of essential and thorny considerations to be addressed at this critical juncture of a case, but it is equally important to be able to articulate them to company management.

VIDEO: Former TARP COO on What Broke the Camel’s Back in 2008

In this clip Schweitzer reflects on the straw that broke the camel’s back and triggered the 2008 financial crisis.

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VIDEO: Bankruptcy Judges on Chapter 11 Efficiency in the Context of Asbestos – Part 7

The judges discuss the need to establish early on whether there will need to be claims estimation hearings on asbestos personal injury claims, when the hearings should occur, what method of estimation will be employed and the scope of the hearings.

VIDEO: Bankruptcy Judges on Chapter 11 Efficiency in the Context of Asbestos – Part 6

In this clip, the judges discuss the necessity – and expense – of having so many professionals involved in asbestos cases.

VIDEO: Bankruptcy Judges on Chapter 11 Efficiency in the Context of Asbestos – Part 5

In this clip, the judges share their views on the use and timing of mediation and arbitration to promote efficiency.

VIDEO: Bankruptcy Judges on Chapter 11 Efficiency in the Context of Asbestos – Part 4

Should attorneys be required to provide a statement with their notice of appearance spelling out whether they are representing more than one creditor or equity security holder? See what the judges had to say.

Insurance Industry Veteran Paul Amirata on Written Protocols for Case Assessment

When it comes to managing claims in complex litigation it is critical for insurance carriers to have written case assessment protocols and up-to-date litigation budgets to ensure sufficient reserves are in place, according to 20-year insurance industry claims veteran Paul A. Amirata.

VIDEO: Former TARP COO Reflects on His First Days on the Job

Howard Schweitzer of Cozen O’Connor gave the keynote presentation at the HB Litigation Conferences seminar titled “Regulation of International Business: Important Considerations for Insurance & Reinsurance” on Sept. 23, 2010, in Washington, DC. Schweitzer provides strategic advisory services to U.S. and multinational clients on a variety of issues involving the U.S. government. Before joining Cozen, Schweitzer was COO of the $700 Troubled Asset Relief Program, appointed to that post by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

VIDEO: Bankruptcy Judges on Chapter 11 Efficiency in the Context of Asbestos – Part 3

In this clip, the judges address the question: Why not focus on substantive consolidation early in the litigation?

Valero Energy’s Tyler Mercer on ADR

Tyler G. Mercer, Senior Counsel, Litigation, at Valero Energy Corporation will be one of the panelists on the Jan. 26, 2011, LexisNexis Web event titled “Early Case Assessment & Resolution Webinar for In-House Counsel & Outside Law Firms.”

GE’s Paul Slater Says Spending Wisely with Preferred Law Firms is Good for Companies — Especially During Tough Times

Paul Slater, Senior Counsel of Corporate Environmental Programs for the General Electric Company will be one of the panelists on the Jan. 26, 2011, LexisNexis Web event titled “Early Case Assessment & Resolution Webinar for In-House Counsel & Outside Law Firms.”

VIDEO: Bankruptcy Judges on Chapter 11 Efficiency in the Context of Asbestos – Part 2

Judge Newsome and Judge Gambardella address the question: Why not tee up the issue of insurance neutrality early in a case?

VIDEO: Bankruptcy Judges on Chapter 11 Efficiency in the Context of Asbestos – Part 1

Hon. Randall J. Newsome, of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, comments on the expense and time associated with filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Pradaxa Litigation Update

Date: May 10, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time