Jury Awards $190 Million in Mesothelioma Case

Verdict Said to be ‘Largest Ever’ in New York
Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. has announced a verdict in a lawsuit brought by five men who […]

LexisNexis® presents a Complimentary CLE-Accredited* Webinar: Toxic Exposure & Inhalation Cases: When Science, the Law and the Government Collide

A Complimentary CLE Accredited* Webinar

Provider: LexisNexis® Date: April 24, 2013 Time: 2:00 pm Eastern Time

HB Session on Asbestos & Mesothelioma now on Bloomberg BNA

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K&L Gates, Lanier Law Firm Chairing HB Asbestos Conference March 1 in Boston

In-House Counsel Free
HB is proud to announce that leading asbestos defense attorney Jeffrey King of K&L Gates of Boston and plaintiff attorney Rick Meadow […]

Communicating with Juries: Trying Asbestos Cases in Offbeat Jurisdictions

When standing before a jury you must present a simple declarative sentence that delivers the essence of what your case is about. You need to be able to reduce your message to a sentence that a fourth grader can understand. If you cannot do it, get someone to help you. If, after this exercise, you still find yourself wondering [...]

Lanier to Deliver Keynote at 14th Annual National Asbestos Litigation Conference

HB Litigation Conferences is pleased to announce Mark Lanier will deliver the luncheon keynote address on October 3, 2011, at the 14th Annual National Asbestos Litigation Conference in Amelia Island, Florida. Lanier, founder and lead litigation counsel of The Lanier Law Firm, is recognized as one of the top trial [...]

Three Simple Rules For Trying Asbestos Cases in Offbeat Jurisdictions

Three Simple Rules For Trying Asbestos Cases in Offbeat Jurisdictions. Rule #1: You cannot blend, just don't offend them. I live in South Texas and I have watched people from Chicago and other places come in and try and pretend like they are one of us. They buy a pair of boots and they can't walk correctly. They sound like they just stepped off the set of [the 1980s era TV series] Dallas.

Terry on Trying Asbestos Cases in Offbeat Jurisdictions, Part 2

Defense attorney Michael Terry of Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer continued his discussion on how attorneys can effectively try Asbestos cases in smaller jurisdictions that […]

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 [...]

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 3

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

Press Release: Five Sitting Judges Featured at Tort Law Seminar Focused on Asbestos, HB Announces

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Five Sitting Judges Featured at Tort Law Seminar Focused on Asbestos, HB Announces

LOS ANGELES – Five sitting judges from Los Angeles […]

Frank Pond on Winning at Trial: Understand the Facts – and Yourself

An HB Conference Report

By Tom Hagy

“Ultimate success at trial starts on the day you understand yourself as a lawyer.”  That was the opening […]

Asbestos Attorneys Explain Plaintiff and Defense Strategies For Deposing Witnesses

Discovery and depositions in asbestos cases have a unique set of challenges and require different strategies for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.  Susan J. […]

In-House Counsel Play Prominent Role in HB’s National Asbestos Litigation Conference, HB Announces

For Immediate Release

NEW YORK — July 20, 2010 – A dozen in-house counsel from manufacturing companies and insurance companies are on the faculty of […]

Asbestos Litigation Update: Emerging Trends & Trial Skills

Recording Date: July 19, 2011
Duration: 2 hr 53 min
Price: $359

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Agenda and Speakers
I. Emerging Trends in […]

Judge Robreno Joins Faculty of HB’s National Asbestos Litigation Conference

HB is proud to announce that Judge Eduardo C. Robreno will speak at HB’s 13th Annual National Asbestos Litigation Conference.

Judge Robreno is the third […]

N.Y. Judge Shulman Co-Chairing HB’s National Asbestos Litigation Conference

HB is proud to announce that New York Supreme Court Justice Martin Shulman has joined the chairing panel of HB’s 13th Annual National Asbestos […]

VIDEO: Marc Gaffrey on Asbestos Litigation

Gaffrey on the “Next Asbestos” . . .
So benzene isn’t it.   And mold isn’t.  So what is the proverbial “next asbestos”?  […]

VIDEO: Mike Pietrykowski on Litigation Involving Asbestos Equipment Defendants

What is the status of asbestos litigation brought against equipment manufacturers? Hear what Gordon & Rees partner Michael Pietrykowski had to say earlier […]

VIDEO: Pietrykowski on Asbestos Case Removal Part 2

What might we see in the area of asbestos case removal? Will we see more of this activity? How will federal courts deal with […]

VIDEO: Pietrykowski on Asbestos Case Removal Part 1

What might we see in the area of asbestos case removal? Will we see more of this activity? How will federal courts […]

Video: Steve Kazan on the Changing Face of Asbestos Litigation

Steve Kazan is one of the leading and authoritative voices on asbestos law and policy, not only in the U.S., but internationally.  I spent […]

Video: Steve Kazan Talks About Efforts to Address Global Mesothelioma

Steve Kazan is one of the leading and authoritative voices on asbestos law and policy, not only in the U.S., but internationally.  I […]

Video: Steve Kazan on the Continued Use of Asbestos in the United States

Steve Kazan is one of the leading and authoritative voices on asbestos law and policy, not only in the U.S., but internationally.  I spent […]