Mealeys National & International Asbestos Litigation Conference (ASB0903)

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 08, 2003 End Date/Time: Sep 10, 2003
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September 8, 2003



7:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast



8:30 Expanding Theories of Recovery and Defense of Expanded Theories

PLAINTIFF: Speaker to be announced

DEFENSE: Laura Kingsley Hong, Squire Sanders & Dempsey



9:45 Judicial Panel - Changing Viewpoints

Justice Helen Freedman, New York County Supreme Court

Honorable Ken Curry, 153rd District Court

Additional speaker to be announced



10:30 Morning Break


10:45 Trial Issues in 2003

PLAINTIFF: Peter Kraus, Waters & Kraus

DEFENSE: Michael Evert, Evert & Weathersby



11:45 Asbestos Bankruptcy Update

Lawrence Larose, King & Spalding

Additional speaker to be announced



12:45 Luncheon Roundtable - Comparison of Scientific Evidentiary Standards in Different Jurisdictions - Emphasis on Mesothelioma Cases

PLAINTIFF: Simona Farrise, Kazan, McClain, Edises, Abrams, Fernandez, Lyons & Farrise

DEFENSE: Susan Cole, Bice Cole Law Firm



2:00 Lung Cancer and the "Other Cancers" (Pharyngeal, Laryngeal, Esophageal): The Medicine

PLAINTIFF PERSPECTIVE: Mark Colella, M.D., Allegheny Valley Hospital

DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE: J. Bernard Gee, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine



3:15 Afternoon Break



3:30 Insurance Coverage Session

POLICYHOLDER PERSPECTIVE: Jerold Oshinsky, Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky

INSURANCE CARRIER PERSPECTIVE: Frank Winston, Shaw Pittman



4:30 Lung Cancer Cases: Asbestos and Tobacco Defendants in the Same Case?

Speaker to be announced



5:15 Status of Non-Malignant, Unimpaired Cases

Steven Kazan, Kazan, McClain, Edises, Abrams, Fernandez, Lyons & Farrise

Additional speaker to be announced



5:45 Networking Reception



September 9, 2003



8:00 Continental Breakfast



8:30 Ethical Issues in Asbestos Litigation

Speaker to be announced



9:30 ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Part I: When is it Time to Attempt 524g Treatment for a Defendant?

Shepard Hoffman, Shepard A. Hoffman & Associates

Donald Godwin, Godwin Gruber

William O'Brien, Delany & O'Brien

Mark Goodman, Debevoise & Plimpton



10:15 ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Part II: How Do The Parties Align in a Case Involving the Chrysotile Defense?

William Mahoney, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

Additional speaker to be announced



11:00 Asbestos Supplier Cases - The Renewed Significance of An Old Theme

Troy Chandler, Heard Robins Cloud Lubel & Greenwood



11:45 Outlook for the Future

PLAINTIFF PERSPECTIVE: Philip Harley, Paul Hanley & Harley

DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE: Speaker to be announced



12:30 Adjourn



September 10, 2003



8:30 Introduction & Opening Remarks

Mark Goodman, Debevoise & Plimpton



8:45 A Recent History of the Asbestos Litigation in the United States - How the "Mature Litigation" Continues to Evolve

Speaker to be announced



10:00 Morning Break



10:15 Asbestos Bankruptcy Update: Recent Events In The Bankruptcies and How They May Impact International Companies

John Cooney, Cooney & Conway



11:15 Status Report on U.S. Legislation and Its Actual or Potential Impact on Multinational Defendants

Perry Weitz, Weitz & Luxenberg



12:15 Luncheon & Keynote Address



2:00 INTERNATIONAL ISSUES ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:

A Review of Key Questions Non-U.S. Companies Keep Asking

MODERATOR: Mark Goodman, Debevoise & Plimpton

Michael Rozen, The Feinberg Group



3:30 Afternoon Break



3:45 What are the Key Asbestos-Related Issues Currently Facing the Insurance Industry in the United States?

Speaker to be announced



4:45 Asbestos Due Diligence Overview: What Non-U.S. Companies Should Know Before Investing In U.S. Entities Tainted By Asbestos Liabilities

Mary Beth Hogan, Debevoise & Plimpton



5:15 Adjourn


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160 East Pearson Street
Chicago
Illinois
United States
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