Recording Date: August 17, 2010
Duration: 155 minutes
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Agenda and Speakers

I. MDL Update, State Court Happenings, and Appeals
•What is going on in the MDL-the impact of the Taishan appeal and more
•Suits against US Manufacturers
•Banner documents unsealed-what will happen now?
•The first class-action certification- Harrell v. South Kendall Construction Corp. et al., No. 09-008401 (11th Judicial Circuit, Fla.)
•The Siefert decision
Gregory Weiss, Esq., Leopold Kuvin, P.A., Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Jeffrey Backman, Esq., Adorno & Yoss, Fort Lauderdale, FL

II. Remediation, Economic Damages and Housing Valuation Impact Update
•What are we learning from recent court
cases about the extent of damages?
•How is the residual market treating
homes post-remediation?
•Navigating the maze of critical remediation decisions
-Remediation roadmap: critical planning and risk decisions for success
– Landmarks of a cost effective, wellcoordinated remediation solution
John Kilpatrick, Ph.D., MRICS, Chief Executive Officer, Greenfield Advisors, Seattle
Allan E. Burt, MBA, Chief Operations Officer, Building Health Sciences, Rockville, MD

III. On the Rise-Coverage Cases and the Claims Asserted
•The recent influx of cases filed – what kind
of cases are being filed and where?
•The typical exclusions and coverage disputes getting the most play-first and third party
•Dealing with additional insureds-vendors, priority and the unavoidable issue of insolvencies
•Understanding the impact of choice of law
•Finger, Simon, et. al. vs. Audubon Insurance Company-the recent holding in this case, its impact on homeowner claims, the pollution exclusion, and more
Matthew Jacobs, Esq., Jenner & Block LLP, Washington, DC
Timothy Stalker, Esq., Stalker Vogrin Bracken Frimet, Philadelphi