U.S. Judge Sinks Tobacco Company’s Motion To Stay Asbestos Suit

Company ‘not likely to succeed on merits of its appeal’ court rules

LOS ANGELES—A man diagnosed with work-related asbestos mesothelioma won a significant victory in […]

Judges Shulman, DiNubile, Hely and Aulisi to Speak at HB’s Asbestos Conference

HB is proud to announce the addition of four prominent judges in asbestos litigation to the faculty of HB’s conference, Trying an Asbestos Case: […]

PACE’s Petersen on Risk Transfer For Asbestos

Robert Petersen, Managing Director of PACE Claims Services, spoke at a recent HB Litigation Conference about the process for Risk Transfer in Asbestos cases and what considerations both the buyers and sellers must make in entering such a transaction. Petersen has numerous years of mass tort claims administration and provided [...]

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."

How State Courts Differ on Equipment Manufacturer Liability in Asbestos Cases

The question of whether equipment, valve and component manufacturers can be held liable for asbestos insulation or gaskets added by third parties has been a hot topic lately in tort law and was discussed in depth by a distinguished panel of attorneys during a teleconference hosted by HB Litigation Conferences on Dec. 15.

VIDEO: PACE’s Drew on Asbestos Litigation Trends

What is the long-term trend in the pace of asbestos claims filings? Bradley Drew, Managing Director, PACE Claims Services, talks about the decrease in total filings over the last seven years, but the steady influx of mesothelioma claims.

VIDEO: Bankruptcy Judges on Chapter 11 Efficiency in the Context of Asbestos – Part 6

In this clip, the judges discuss the necessity – and expense – of having so many professionals involved in asbestos cases.

VIDEO: Bankruptcy Judges on Chapter 11 Efficiency in the Context of Asbestos – Part 5

In this clip, the judges share their views on the use and timing of mediation and arbitration to promote efficiency.

VIDEO: Bankruptcy Judges on Chapter 11 Efficiency in the Context of Asbestos – Part 4

Should attorneys be required to provide a statement with their notice of appearance spelling out whether they are representing more than one creditor or equity security holder? See what the judges had to say.

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?

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. […]

K&L Gates, Steptoe & Johnson Attorneys Chairing Asbestos Insurance Litigation Conference, HB Announces

PHILADELPHIA – March 8, 2010 – Philip Hecht of K&L Gates and Harry Lee of Steptoe & Johnson will chair the “Asbestos Insurance Litigation […]

Medicare Secondary Payer’s Impact on Tort Litigation Subject of Two Seminars & Newsletter from HB

PHILADELPHIA, March 8– “One of the more anxiety-inspiring developments to hit the tort and insurance bar in recent months has been Medicare’s new requirement […]

Medicare Secondary Payer – Initial Steps

If you’re involved in a legal matter concerning a personal injury, you will have to deal with Medicare secondary payer issues. Medicare pays for […]

San Francisco Judge Kahn Speaking at Los Angeles Asbestos Conference, HB Announces

SAN FRANCISCO – February 14, 2010 – San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold E. Kahn will join a group of other respected jurists participating […]

Belluck, Pietrykowski to Chair the 2010 National Asbestos Conference, HB Announces

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1, 2010 — HB Litigation Conferences CEO Tom Hagy has announced attorneys Joseph Belluck of New York and Michael Pietrykowski of San […]

Philadelphia’s Judge Moss Participating in Two Asbestos Conferences

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Philadelphia’s Judge Moss Participating in Two Asbestos Conferences

PHILADELPHIA – January 25, 2010 – Philadelphia Common […]

NY Judge Heitler Participating in Los Angeles Asbestos Conference

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NY Judge Heitler Participating in Los Angeles Asbestos Conference

NEW YORK – January 25, 2010 — Hon. […]

CHAIRMEN PICKED FOR MARCH 2010 ASBESTOS LITIGATION CONFERENCE

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Name: Brownie Bokelman
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LOS ANGELES – Nov. 2, 2009 – HB Litigation Conferences has announced the chairmen of its […]

PowerPoint on Trial Part 2

Judges Share Pros & Cons, Risks & Rewards of Digital Presentations
Judges gathered at an HB’s Judicial Forum on Asbestos on June 3, 2009 for […]

Asbestos Litigation 2009 – Part 2

Trouble Spot Centers on Transparency, Trusts and the Tort System
By Tom Hagy*

Perhaps the starkest difference between asbestos litigation 10 years ago and today – and […]

Asbestos Litigation 2009 – Part 1

Why Is It STILL The Most Massive of Mass Torts?
By Tom Hagy*

Back in the ‘80s when I was desk-to-desk with legal journalist and publisher […]

Placitella, Jubelirer on Aggregate Settlements

Christopher Placitella of Cohen, Placitella & Roth and Eliot Jubilirer of Schiff Hardin LLP took on the subject of aggregate settlements during HB Litigation […]

National Asbestos Conference: The Chairmen’s Mission Statement

HB is proud to host forums for exchanging ideas, networking and even solving problems.  

It’s with that in mind that we want to draw […]

Asbestos Judges Talk! A “Must Watch” Prior to June 3 Asbestos Judicial Forum & Sept. 23-25 National Asbestos Conference

A panel of asbestos judges assembled in Beverly Hills in March during HB’s Emerging Trends in Asbestos Conference, where they shared their insights and […]