Case Valuation, Expert Witnesses, Punitive Damages & the Latest Science

Date: November 11, 2009
Duration: 88 minutes

111109 Diacetyl

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Agenda and Speakers

Case Valuation, Expert Witnesses, Punitive Damages & the Latest Science
• Diacetyl – Workplace exposure update and the industries, beyond microwave popcorn, affected
• FDA warnings and OSHA Requirements
• Strategies for handling a claim
– What does the future hold for this litigation
– What are the plans for handling these claims for the next two to ten years
• Punitive damage exposure in main litigation centers
• OSHA’s proposed standards and their impact on industry and the litigation
Watson v. Kroger et al. – Are more consumer cases on the horizon?
• Other related artificial flavoring suits
• Diagnosis creeping: other alleged respiratory diseases linked to Diacetyl
• Expert update: the kinds of experts being used, what they are saying and the studies relied upon
• Valuation summaries: the number of cases being filed, case values at verdict, and settlement trends

Corey Gordon, Esq., Blackwell Burke, P.A., Minneapolis
Ronald Gots, M.D., Ph.D., The International Center for Toxicology and Medicine, A division of the NMAS Group, Rockville, MD
Jason Meyer, Esq., Gordon & Rees, LLP, San Diego
Faten Sabry, Ph.D., Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting, New York