Recording Date: September 16, 2010
Duration: 97 minutes
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Agenda

How to Bring or Defend a Take-Home Exposure Case
• What is essential to establish dose of both primary worker and spouse
•A detailed history of the state of the art for secondary exposures
•Whether a duty of care is owed to the spouse or family members of the primary worker and under what circumstances.
•How courts are handling take home cases in busy jurisdictions

Faculty:

Christopher Tauro, Esq., Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, Boston, MA
Deborah St. Lawrence Thompson
, Esq., Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., Baltimore
Ilana Waxman, Esq., Galiher DeRobertis Ono, Honolulu
Brent Zadorozny, Esq., Waters & Kraus, Los Angeles

About the Speakers

Christopher Tauro is partner with Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge in Boston, where his practice focuses on resolving his clients’ complex civil litigation matters quickly, efficiently, and in line with their legal and business objectives. He has extensive federal and state litigation experience in addition to advising clients on a range of legal issues. Mr. Tauro represents a broad spectrum of clients including Fortune 500 companies, insurance companies, small businesses and individuals. He has mediated matters and litigated and tried lawsuits in state and federal courts in multiple jurisdictions.  Mr. Tauro successfully argued and won a motion for summary judgment based on the Statute of Repose on behalf of his client, an insulation company, in an asbestos related personal injury lawsuit with a $1.2 million demand. The decision significantly reduced claims against our client in the Massachusetts Asbestos Litigation. He won a dismissal for an international oil and gas company in a products liability case after gathering evidence during discovery which completely undermined the plaintiff’s allegation. Mr. Tauro won summary judgment in a federal wrongful death case for alleged fatal exposure to vinyl chloride brought against his client, a Fortune 500 chemical company on the sophisticated user defense.  Prior to joining Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, Mr. Tauro had been a partner in private practice in Boston and obtained extremely successful results in multiple jurisdictions. He was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1997 to 2001 where he defended the United States in complex civil litigation, including various federal agencies in age, sex and race discrimination cases.

Deborah K. St. Lawrence Thompson is counsel with Miles & Stockbridge in Baltimore, where she represents a broad array of clients in a variety of commercial litigation, employment law, and products liability matters. Ms. St. Lawrence Thompson also assists major corporations, educational institutions, businesses and city and state municipal organizations in the development and establishment of employment policies and procedures, and she has extensive experience training managers, supervisors, EEO investigators and staff on EEO and supervisory and disciplinary matters. Before joining Miles & Stockbridge, Ms. St. Lawrence Thompson was a partner at Brown & Sheehan. She also served as Chief Solicitor of Labor, Employment and Personnel for Baltimore City for five years.

Ilana K. Waxman is an attorney with Galiher DeRobertis Ono in Honolulu, Hawaii.  In addition to representing clients with mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases, Ilana’s practice includes qui tam whistleblower cases and international claims brought by victims of terrorism under the Alien Tort Statute.   She is licensed to practice in California and Hawaii. Ms. Waxman was born and raised on the island of Maui.  She went to Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, which was quite a shock after growing up in the tropics.  She earned a degree in History with High Honors and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.  After spending three years working and traveling in Latin America and Pittsburgh, PA, Ilana went to law school at the University of California, Hastings, in San Francisco.  She graduated summa cum laude and was the valedictorian of the class of 2006.

Brent Zadorozny is an attorney at Waters & Kraus, LLP, in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He has a special interest in medical malpractice, personal injury, and product liability cases. A native of Washington State, Brent earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. He was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University School of Law. Brent has been admitted to practice law in Washington State and California as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, the United States District Court for the Central District of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.