Mealeys Mold 101 Conference

Venue: The Fairmont Hotel

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 26, 2004 End Date/Time: Apr 27, 2004
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Monday, April 26, 2004

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 Introduction and Opening Remarks

Ross W. Feinberg, Feinberg Grant Mayfield Kaneda & Litt, LLP, Newport Beach, CA

Bruce C. Smith, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, Atlanta

9:15 Overview Of the Construction Defect/Mold Problem and Mold Litigation

Heidi B. Goldstein, Thompson Hine LLP, Cleveland, OH

Mark A.W. Smith, President, Mark A.W. Smith & Company, Tuscan, AZ

10:00 Morning Break

10:15 The Science of Mold

Tim Varney, PhD, MPH, Director of Health and Risk Assessment,
Chastain-Skillman, Inc., Tampa, FL

Ben Kollmeyer, CIH, MPH, Corporate Director of Environmental Services
Division, Forensic Analytica, Rancho Dominguez, CA

A. Raymond Hamrick, III, Hamrick & Evans, Universal City, CA


11:15 Medical Overview of Mold - The Debate Continues

Edward D. Martinet, AIC, CPC, Principal, MC Consultants, Carlsbad, CA

James R. Bonner, M.D., University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

Additional speakers to be announced

12:30 Lunch Break (On Your Own)

1:45 Settling the Mold Claim Through Mediation

Moderator: Diane O. Palumbo, Palumbo Bergstrom LLP, Irvine, CA

David Stern, Vice President, West Coast Casualty Service, Inc., Agoura Hills, CA

Additional speaker to be announced

2:30 Afternoon Break

2:45 Strategies and Techniques For Prosecuting and Defending a Construction Defect/Mold Claim: A Point-Counter Point Debate

Stephen J. Henning, Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, LLP, Los Angeles

Charles M. Litt, Feinberg Grant Mayfield Kaneda & Litt, LLP, Newport Beach, CA

Jan Brussel, President, Brussel Consulting & Construction Management, Inc.,
Costa Mesa, CA

Ira D. Lebovic, General Counsel, Capital Pacific Holdings, Inc., Newport Beach, CA

4:15 Survey of the Current Case Law and Mold Litigation

Robert P. Alpert, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, Atlanta

John A. O'Hara, Newmeyer & Dillion LLP, Newport Beach, CA

5:15 Adjourn For the Day

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

8:30 Continental Breakfast

9:00 Judicial Perspective on Construction Defect and Mold Litigation

Moderator: Theodore C. Edwards, II, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Raleigh, NC

Hon. Michael A. Cherry, Eighth Judicial District Court, Las Vegas

Additional speakers to be announced

10:00 Morning Break

10:15 Ethical Issues In Construction Defect Litigation

William J. Sheppard, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, Atlanta

Philip M. Woog, Cooksey, Toolen, Gage, Duffy & Woog, Costa Mesa, CA

11:15 Insurance Coverage and Its Role in Mold Litigation

James P. Magee, Baldwin & Haspell, L.L.C., New Orleans, LA

Ken Burrell, Regional Manager, AIG Environmental, Atlanta

Charles H. Numbers, Meredith, Weinstein & Numbers, Larkspur, CA

12:15 Adjourn