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 [...]
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: How [...]
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 [...]
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."
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.
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.
In this clip, the judges discuss the necessity – and expense – of having so many professionals involved in asbestos cases.
In this clip, the judges share their views on the use and timing of mediation and arbitration to promote efficiency.
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.
In this clip, the judges address the question: Why not focus on substantive consolidation early in the litigation?
Discovery and depositions in asbestos cases have a unique set of challenges and require different strategies for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Susan J. Cole, [...]
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 Conference” [...]
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 that [...]
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 healthcare [...]
SAN FRANCISCO – February 14, 2010 – San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold E. Kahn will join a group of other respected jurists participating in [...]
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1, 2010 -- HB Litigation Conferences CEO Tom Hagy has announced attorneys Joseph Belluck of New York and Michael Pietrykowski of San Francisco [...]
SOURCE: HB LITIGATION CONFERENCES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Sharon Boothe (484) 324-2755 x208 Sharon.Boothe@LitigationConferences.com www.LitigationConferences.com Philadelphia’s Judge Moss Participating in Two Asbestos Conferences PHILADELPHIA – [...]
SOURCE: HB LITIGATION CONFERENCES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Sharon Boothe (484) 324-2755 x208 Sharon.Boothe@LitigationConferences.com www.LitigationConferences.com NY Judge Heitler Participating in Los Angeles Asbestos Conference NEW [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Name: Brownie Bokelman Email: Brownie.Bokelman@LitigationConferences.com Phone: (484) 324-2755 x212 Website: www.litigationconferences.com LOS ANGELES – Nov. 2, 2009 – HB Litigation Conferences [...]
Judges Share Pros & Cons, Risks & Rewards of Digital Presentations Judges gathered at an HB's Judicial Forum on Asbestos on June 3, 2009 for [...]
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 – [...]
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 [...]
Christopher Placitella of Cohen, Placitella & Roth and Eliot Jubilirer of Schiff Hardin LLP took on the subject of aggregate settlements during HB Litigation Conferences' [...]
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 perspectives [...]