Complimentary LexisNexis® Webinar: Litigating Securities Class Actions

Last year’s troubled economy and rocky stock market did spark an increase in something -- securities class action filings. The challenge now is how to handle this surge in such a high-stakes litigation effectively and efficiently. Come hear a complimentary webinar on best practices for leaders in the litigation.

2011 American Society of Trial Consultants Annual Conference – Trial Strategies Track

Date: June 10, 2011
Location: Marriott Seattle Waterfront
Chaired by: Tara Trask, Chief Executive Officer, Tara Trask LLC

Keynote Address by Manny Medrano

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HB, ASTC Form Marketing Alliance

We’re proud to announce we have formed a marketing alliance with the American Society of Trial Consultants -- the nation’s leading professional organization for consultants who advise attorneys on trials, juries and litigation. Given our mission to educate litigators – and the great insights the ASTC [...]

California’s Right to Repair Statute

California’s “right to repair” statute – SB800 – was a compromise between plaintiff attorneys and the building industry to control docket-choking litigation against homebuilders and general contractors. However, according to attorney Richard Glucksman, who defends builders and contractors, plaintiff attorneys are attempting to circumvent the law, filing lawsuits suits for damages, not repairs, without first complying with the notice provisions of the law.

Cozen O’Connor’s Rick Bortnick on Cyber Risk Insurance

The Internet Age has generated new debates in insurance law around the definitions of property damage, tangible data, publication and other terms contained in policy language. Richard Bortnick of Cozen O’Connor specializes in the law surrounding cyber risks, and is co-chairing the June 2011 NetDiligence® Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum, co-produced by NetDiligence® and HB Litigation Conferences.

The Increasingly Adverse Construction Defect Landscape

Jeffrey D. Masters is partner with Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP in Los Angeles, where he defends builders and developers in construction defect disputes, but he primarily serves insureds as insurance coverage counsel. HB talked to Masters from his office in Los Angeles about the drivers behind the Forum and some of what will be addressed. This is what he told us.

Are Any Companies Immune from Cyber Risks?

Which companies should be most concerned about data breaches or the release of private information? How do hackers get in? What are the common security weak spots? Mark Greisiger, president of NetDiligence®, shares insights he has developed during his career testing the security of major corporations for the insurance carriers who cover them.

Cardinal Health Pilots Efficiency in Contract Drafting, Realizes Early ROI

Patrick Eckhert is Director of Indirect Procurement Services at Cardinal Health, Inc., a global healthcare solutions company providing products and services to hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies. He is joining a panel of experts® Connected has assembled for a complimentary webinar titled Legal Process Outsourcing: Ethics & Efficacy, which will take place on February 23, 2011, from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m., Eastern Time.

PACE’s Drew on Asbestos Filings by State, Law Firm, Disease

What are the trends in asbestos filings by state? Which plaintiff law firms are bringing the most asbestos lawsuits? How is this shifting from year to year? What are the trends in asbestos filings by disease? This is a major driver in the value of claims and cases. Which claims are up and which are down?

VIDEO: Defense Attorney David Speziali Talks About Opening Statements

Opening statements in complex mass tort cases require defense attorneys to – among other things – boil the defenses down to their essence and back them up with illustrations, key evidence and clear timelines. Experienced toxic tort defense attorney David A. Speziali recently demonstrated his style and techniques in the context of a mock asbestos gasket injury case, where failure to warn was one of the primary allegations against the "defendant."

VIDEO: Mark Lanier Demonstrates Opening Statements

One of the country’s top trial lawyers, W. Mark Lanier of Texas, gave a demonstration of his trial skills at a conference in Philadelphia in January 2011, revealing at least some of what has made him such a force in the court room. Moving between mock demonstration and commentary, Lanier showed not only the passion he employs in openings, but explained some of the techniques he uses to [...]