Mealeys Silica Litigation Conference (SILCON1003)

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, -

Event Date/Time: Oct 13, 2003 End Date/Time: Oct 14, 2003
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Monday, October 13, 2003

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 Introduction and Opening Remarks

Lance Lubel, Heard Robins Cloud Lubel & Greenwood

Nathan Schachtman, McCarter & English

9:15 Medical Panel: Debate Over the Science and Medicine of Silica

Moderator: Barbara Barron, MehaffeyWeber

Gary Friedman, MD, Texas Occupational Medicine Institute

J. Bernard Gee, MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine

10:30 Morning Break

10:45 State of the Art Defense

Gerald Markowtiz, PhD, Professor of History, John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

Nathan Schachtman, McCarter & English

11:45 The Cutting Edge of Silica Litigation: The Mississippi Litigation and Statutory Reform Implications

Troy Chandler, Heard Robins Cloud Lubel & Greenwood

Ryan Beason, Spain Hastings Willingham Beason & Ward

12:45 Networking Luncheon

1:45 Ethics Session: Filing, Litigating and Settling Mass Tort Claims and Exhaustion of Insurance Coverage

Steven Smoot, Steven M. Smoot Attorney at Law

R. Nicholas Gimbel, McCarter & English

2:45 Afternoon Break

3:00 Plaintiff and Defense Break-Out Session

Meet with colleagues from your "side" of the litigation to discuss cases and/or important issues relating to your clients

PLAINTIFF MODERATOR: Lee Plotkin, Gertler Gertler Vincent & Plotkin

DEFENSE MODERATOR: Terence Murphy, Jones Day

3:30 Confronting an Opponent's Expert Witness for Discovery, Daubert and Trial - What the Lawyer Can Do With and Without Expert Assistance

David Schwartz, PhD, Innovative Science Solutions

4:00 Mock Daubert Hearing and Analysis on Silica Expert Admissibility: Strategies for Keeping Your Expert

In and Getting Your Opponent's Expert Out
PLAINTIFF ARGUMENT: Sharon McCally, Storey Moore & McCally

DEFENSE ARGUMENT: Additional speaker to be announced

5:15 Networking Reception

Tuesday, October, 14, 2003

8:30 Continental Breakfast

9:00 Update On Recent Events

Lance Lubel, Heard Robins Cloud Lubel & Greenwood

Nathan Schachtman, McCarter & English

9:15 Regulatory History and Structure

Bruce Bishop, Willcox & Savage

9:45 Panel Discussion On the Potential for Silica Defendant Bankruptcies

Sander Esserman, Stutzman Bromberg Esserman & Plifka

Additional speakers to be announced

10:30 Morning Break

10:45 Dealing with Punitive Damages After State Farm v. Campbell

Matthew Harman, King & Spalding

11:30 Failure To Warn: Human Factors Warnings

Jason Gibson, Smith *Gibson Law Firm

David Taylor, Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons

12:30 Adjourn


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