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LexisNexis Presents: Defense Strategies in Pharmaceutical Litigation Conference, January 31 - February 1, 2005 - An Industry under Siege - Attack Themes and How to Respond
John Lavelle of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll; John Getsinger, Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation of Medtronic Inc.; and Frederick Fern of Harris Beach give an overview of the latest themes attacking pharmaceutical manufacturers in news and mass media and in the courtroom, including plaintiffs' attacks on research and development, clinical testing, sales and marketing, and protection of intellectual property. In addition, Mr. Lavelle, Mr. Getsinger, and Mr. Fern also review how to anticipate and respond to these new lines of attack.



LexisNexis Presents: Defense Strategies in Pharmaceutical Litigation Conference, January 31 - February 1, 2005 - Effective Strategies in Cases Involving the Treating Physician
Thomas Mazziotti of Alston & Bird and Joseph Morton of Duplass Zwain Bourgeois & Morton discuss how to deal with physicians who are co-defendants in the litigation and how to best handle cases in which the physician is a non-party witness. In addition, Mr. Mazziotti and Mr. Morton review diagnosis in medical records, specifically the problems of the suggestive patient/prospective plaintiff.



LexisNexis Presents: Defense Strategies in Pharmaceutical Litigation Conference, January 31 - February 1, 2005 - The Learned Intermediary Doctrine - Is it Eroding?
William Corley of Marks Gray and Frank Woodside of Dinsmore & Shohl discuss "overpromotion" theories specifically where they come from and how to defend against them. Mr. Corley and Mr. Woodside also review direct to consumer advertising, consumer fraud claims, FDA mandated warnings to patients, and updates that have occurred in the Perez case.



LexisNexis Presents: Defense Strategies in Pharmaceutical Litigation Conference, January 31 - February 1, 2005 - Counterfeits: What can a Drug Manufacturer Do?
Diane Sullivan of Dechert discusses what a company can do when a competitor makes a phony drug and markets it under your label as well as what a manufacturer's potential liability is for product tampering.



LexisNexis Presents: Defense Strategies in Pharmaceutical Litigation Conference, January 31 - February 1, 2005 - Preemption: Current Case Law and Developments
Ernest Bernabei of Harvey Pennington Ltd. and Lawrence Purdy of Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand give an update of the state of the law on preemption specifically, new developments, off-label use, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Mr. Bernabei and Mr. Purdy also review the latest efforts to evade preemption decisions specifically, the controversy over FDA as amicus and restyling of claims.



LexisNexis Presents: Defense Strategies in Pharmaceutical Litigation Conference, January 31 - February 1, 2005 - Forum Selection: Update on Legal Developments
Mark Miller of Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon discusses removal and remand, specifically fraudulent joinder to defeat diversity and complete preemption, as well as forum no conveniens and strategic and tactical considerations.



LexisNexis Presents: Defense Strategies in Pharmaceutical Litigation Conference, January 31 - February 1, 2005 - Punitive Damages after State Farm v. Campbell
Bruce Clark of Dechert reviews the effects State Farm v. Campbell has had on the state of punitive damages.



Mealey's Third Annual Advanced Insurance Coverage Conference: Top 10 Issues, January 24-25, 2005 - Allocation Concepts: Beyond the Traditional Issues
Benedict Lenhart of Covington & Burling, John Duchelle of Ross Dixon & Bell and Paul Breene of Anderson Kill & Olick discuss allocation when an insurer has a duty to defend specifically, between covered and uncovered claims and between offensive and defensive claims. Mr. Lenhart, Mr. Duchelle, and Mr. Breene also review allocation when an insurer must indemnify or advance defense costs as well as give an analysis of the most recent cases.



Mealey's Third Annual Advanced Insurance Coverage Conference: Top 10 Issues, January 24-25, 2005 - Liquidation and the Claims Process: Making the Best Out of a Bad Situation
Richard McMenamin of Morgan Lewis gives an analysis of the liquidation process and reviews policyholder strategies to maximize its recovery from an insurer being liquidated.



Mealey's Third Annual Advanced Insurance Coverage Conference: Top 10 Issues, January 24-25, 2005 - Dealing with a Bankrupt Policyholder
Richard Milone of Gilbert Heintz & Randolph and Roger Warin of Steptoe & Johnson discuss what the implications are when the policyholder is bankrupt as well as the latest in D&O, asbestos & other claims scenarios.



Mealey's Third Annual Advanced Insurance Coverage Conference: Top 10 Issues, January 24-25, 2005 - Coverage Litigation - The Thought Process From All Sides: A Panel Discussion
Lori Siwik, Vice President & Counsel of Risk International Services, Inc., moderates as Kevin Quinley, CPCU, AIC, Senior Vice President of Medmarc Insurance Group; Elit Felix of Margolis Edelstein; and Kenneth Ross, Senior Vice President of Willis New York, Inc., discuss all perspectives of coverage litigation.



Mealey's Third Annual Advanced Insurance Coverage Conference: Top 10 Issues, January 24-25, 2005 - D&O Issues
Matthew Schlesinger of Reed Smith and Dan Brown of Bickel & Brewer give an analysis of the most recent D&O cases and discuss how courts have dealt with rescission, severability, the conduct exclusions and more in the corporate scandal cases. Mr. Schlesinger and Mr. Brown also review emerging issues in Side A only coverage.



Mealey's Third Annual Advanced Insurance Coverage Conference: Top 10 Issues, January 24-25, 2005 - Classification of Asbestos Claims as Products, Non-Products or Both
Bernard Bell of Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman and Mary Beth Forshaw of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett discuss the "morphing" issue, statute of limitations issues, number of occurrences, burden of proof regarding timing of claimant's exposure, and allocation issues implicated by classification.



Mealey's Third Annual Advanced Insurance Coverage Conference: Top 10 Issues, January 24-25, 2005 - Bad Faith Update
Wesley Payne of White and Williams and William Denver of Robertson Freilich Bruno & Cohen discuss the latest issues on insurers and policyholders' radar screens as well as discovery in bad faith litigation.



Mealey's Third Annual Advanced Insurance Coverage Conference: Top 10 Issues, January 24-25, 2005 - Safety Act Update
Larry Bowen, Vice President of Marsh USA, Inc., discusses whether or not the Safety Act is working, how DHS has handled the insurance requirement, and how the insurance market has responded.






Mealey's Third Annual Advanced Insurance Coverage Conference: Top 10 Issues, January 24-25, 2005 - 20/10 Hindsight: Update on "Additional Insured" Issues
Randy Maniloff of White and Williams gives an analysis of ISO form CG20 10 07 04 and reviews ISO's new "fault based" additional insured standard and whether or not this new form will achieve ISO's objectives.



Mealey's VIOXX Litigation Conference, January 20-21, 2005 - The Pharmacology of VIOXX
John Lehmann, PhD, a pharmacologist and President of DrugIntel, discusses what VIOXX is and how its components allegedly contribute to heart problems. Dr. Lehmann also reviews whether or not all COX-2 inhibitors interfere with enzymes that can help avoid cardiovascular disease. In addition, he addresses the question on everyone's mind: If a patient stops taking VIOXX, is the potential threat over?



Mealey's VIOXX Litigation Conference, January 20-21, 2005 - The Cardiology Issues Associated with the Use of VIOXX
Ira Gelb, MD, Clinical Professor and Director of Clinical Programs at the Charles E. Schmidt School of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University, and Paul Rheingold of Rheingold Valet Rheingold Shkolnik & McCartney discuss the mechanisms of a heart attack / stroke and give a medical perspective on the clinical studies.



Mealey's VIOXX Litigation Conference, January 20-21, 2005 - Legal Perspective on the Science and Clinical Medical Studies
Barry Hill of Hill Toriseva & Williams and David Buchanan of Seeger Weiss discuss what relevant information can be found in the clinical studies and what conclusions can be drawn. Mr. Hill and Mr. Buchanan also review how the clinical studies will be used in litigation and how much the manufacturer knew and when.



Mealey's VIOXX Litigation Conference, January 20-21, 2005 - The VIOXX Story: The Big Picture
Justin Witkin of Aylstock Witkin & Sasser reviews the VIOXX Story and give a big picture look at the current litigation.



Mealey's VIOXX Litigation Conference, January 20-21, 2005 - FDA Legal and Regulatory Issues
James McHugh of the Beasley Firm and Ted Parr of Ury & Moskow discuss what the FDA's role is and how the actions taken by the FDA regarding VIOXX will impact the litigation, if at all. Mr. McHugh and Mr. Parr also review how the FDA has been intervening in lawsuits and give an update on the Senate Hearings.



Mealey's VIOXX Litigation Conference, January 20-21, 2005 - Theories of Liability and Defenses
Carlene Rhodes Lewis of Goforth Lewis Sanford, Tom Kline of Kline & Specter, and Mark Hoffman of Kline & Specter discuss proving causation and challenges to causation as well as what alternative causes may possibly come up in litigation and federal preemption of state tort claims based upon inadequacy of warnings.



Mealey's VIOXX Litigation Conference, January 20-21, 2005 - Expert Witness Issues
Troy Rafferty of Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Echsner & Proctor discusses what kinds of experts you will need to prove or defend your case and how to work with and prepare your experts.



Mealey's VIOXX Litigation Conference, January 20-21, 2005 - Client Selection and Intake
J. Paul Sizemore of Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles reviews the proper criteria you need to consider when evaluating a potential client, the importance of careful case evaluation, and how to determine whether or not you have a meritorious case.



Mealey's VIOXX Litigation Conference, January 20-21, 2005 - Status of the Litigation in State and Federal Courts
Christopher Seeger of Seeger Weiss, Jane Joseph of Lopez Hodes Restaino Milman & Skikos, Eugene Egdorf of the Lanier Firm, and Kimberly Wilson of Lewis & Roberts discuss the status of the MDL and give a discovery update in the state and federal courts as well as California, New Jersey, Texas, and Pennsylvania perspectives.



Mealey's All Sums: Reallocation & Settlement Credits Conference, November 8, 2004 - All Sums / Pro Rata - Overview
Seth Tucker of Covington & Burling and Margaret Orbon of Clausen Miller, P.C. give an explanation of the "all sums" allocation approach and compare it with pro rata. In addition, they review the scorecard of state Supreme Court rulings as well as other states without clear rulings and trends in the case law.



Mealey's All Sums: Reallocation & Settlement Credits Conference, November 8, 2004 - Reallocation - With Nonsettled Insurers
Martin Pentz or Nutter McClennen & Fish and Patrick Walsh of Lord Bissell & Brook discuss what reallocation with nonsettled insurers is and how the whole process works. Mr. Pentz and Mr. Walsh also review contribution and "Round 2" of allocation, "other insurance" clauses, and reallocation in settlement versus litigation.



Mealey's All Sums: Reallocation & Settlement Credits Conference, November 8, 2004 - Reallocation - With Settled Insurers
Maria Enriquez of Bates & Carey moderates as Paul Rose of Brouse McDowell, Mary Licari of Bates & Carey, A. Hugh Scott of Choate, Hall & Stewart, and Martin Gaynor of Cooley Manion Jones discuss whether or not contribution is allowed and whether or not a non-settled insurer can sue a settled insurer for contribution. In addition, they review public policy favoring settlement, indemnity by the policyholder, and trends in the case law.



Mealey's All Sums: Reallocation & Settlement Credits Conference, November 8, 2004 - Settlement Credits
Benedict Lenhart of Covington & Burling moderates as James Murray of Gordon Murray Tilden, Maria Enriquez of Bates & Carey, and George Cavell of American Re-Insurance Company discuss the alternative to contribution, theoretical underpinnings, pro rata vs. pro tanto, rule against double recovery, and trends in the case law, specifically: Koppers, Dana, Rubenstein, Weyerhaeuser, GenCorp.



Mealey's All Sums: Reallocation & Settlement Credits Conference, November 8, 2004 - Real World Examples - Applying the Different Models to a Typical Claim
Patrick McGrath of Navigant Consulting Services, Inc., Eric Shimabukuro of ES Economic Consulting, Inc., and Jeffrey Posner of J.M. Posner, Inc., discuss the large dollar impact and how different approaches to reallocation yield very different results.



Mealey's Silica Litigation Conference, October 25-26, 2004 - The Epidemiology of Silica-Related Disease
Murray Finkelstein, BSc, MS, PhD, MDCM, CCFP, Physician/Epidemiologist, Occupational and Environmental Health Laboratory, McMaster University discusses Silicosis, Silicosis and cancer, and other silica and dust associated diseases.



Mealey's Silica Litigation Conference, October 25-26, 2004 - The Pathology of Occupational Lung Disease
Michael Graham, MD, Professor of Pathology at St. Louis University School of Medicine gives an analysis of the diseases caused by silica exposure.



Mealey's Silica Litigation Conference, October 25-26, 2004 - Docket Control - Use of Case Management Orders
James Hughes, PhD, of Motley Rice and Robert Bunda of Bunda Stutz & DeWitt discuss the plaintiff and defense point of views, respectively, in terms of new jurisdictions and their use of CMO's. Dr. Hughes and Mr. Bunda also review the structure of recently issued CMO's and quick production and mediation vs. extensive production.



Mealey's Silica Litigation Conference, October 25-26, 2004 - Silica-Related Tort Reform
Bryan Blevins of Provost*Umphrey Law Firm and Robert Bunda of Bunda Stutz & DeWitt discuss the particulars of Ohio H.B. 342 and how the recent reform pass in Ohio will affect the docket. Additionally, Mr. Blevins and Mr. Bunda review recent reform efforts in other jurisdictions, specifically Texas and Mississippi.



Mealey's Silica Litigation Conference, October 25-26, 2004 - Medical Ethics - Ethics of Evaluating Silica Cases
Barbara Barron of MehaffyWeber and Michael Martin of Maloney Martin & Mitchell discuss presenting false expert testimony and Model Rules 3.3 (a)(3) and 3.4 (b). Ms. Barron and Mr. Martin also review improper coaching of claimants' testimony, specifically Model Rule 1.2 (d), and individualized justice, specifically Model Rules 1.4 and 1.8 (g).



Mealey's Silica Litigation Conference, October 25-26, 2004 - Respirator Issues
Lee Plotkin of Gertler Gertler Vincent & Plotkin reviews the Plaintiff perspective while Ryan Beason of Beason Willingham covers the Defense perspective as they discuss respirator efficiency, face seals and fit tests, particle size, and theories of liability and defenses.



Mealey's Silica Litigation Conference, October 25-26, 2004 - The Silica MDL
Craig Cherry of Campbell Cherry Harrison Davis Dove and George Pappas of Sheehy Serpe & Ware discuss the status on the National MDL as well as the status of statewide MDLs.



Mealey's Silica Litigation Conference, October 25-26, 2004 - Issues Involving Resolution of Claims
Karen Maston of Connelly Baker Wotring Jackson, Christopher Groves of Jones Day, and Joseph Gibson of O'Quinn Laminack & Pirtle discuss the settlement of claims.



Mealey's Silica Litigation Conference, October 25-26, 2004 - The NIOSH B-Reader Certification - Classification of Chest X-Rays for Pneumoconiosis
John Parker, MD, Professor and Chief of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine discusses what a B-reader certification is, who can be certified and how, and how to tell whether or not your expert is certified.



Mealey's Silica Litigation Conference, October 25-26, 2004 - The Use of the Sophisticated-User Doctrine in Silica Cases
Lance Lubel of Heard Robins Cloud Lubel & Greenwood gives the Plaintiff perspective as Joe Michael Dodson of Dodson Law Offices covers the Defense perspective discuss what duty is owed by a manufacturer to a sophisticated employer and the Humble Sand v. Gomez opinion.



Mealey's Advanced Skills for Litigation Paralegals Conference, October 21, 2004 - The Wave of the Future - E-filing in Federal & State Courts
Hon. Henry Newkirk of the State Court of Fulton County, Atlanta and Dana Mercer of LexisNexis File & Serve discuss which courts offer/require e-filing and the future of e-filing as well as give an overview of PACER and other electronic case filing systems.



Mealey's Advanced Skills for Litigation Paralegals Conference, October 21, 2004 - Medical Records - Obtaining, Deciphering & Utilizing
Paul Weaver, RN, CLNC, SANE, FNE, Certified Legal Nurse Consultant & Legal Nurse Educator of GRITS RN Services and Cathy Shmerling, Legal Nurse Consultant of Hawkins & Parnell discuss obtaining records and information, especially with HIPAA. Ms. Weaver and Ms. Shmerling also review how to manage all the records, where the most useful information is found, common medical terminology and symbols, and how to research and cross reference information.



Mealey's Advanced Skills for Litigation Paralegals Conference, October 21, 2004 - Obtaining Your Client's Documents
Eric Hertz of Hertz, Link & Smith discusses the plaintiff perspective, specifically how to gather your client's medical records, family history and work history as well as effective ways to organize and make your documents readable and accessible even when you are working with a large number of clients. LaRae Hancock of MehaffyWeber gives the defense perspective, explaining how to coordinate with in-house paralegals and representatives to obtain all relevant documents, how to understand the corporate client's record retention practices, and what mechanisms to need to ensure you have receive all of the required documents.



Mealey's Advanced Skills for Litigation Paralegals Conference, October 21, 2004 - Expert Admissibility and Preparing the Expert to be Trial Ready
H. Lane Young, III, of Hawkins & Parnell answers the following questions in this session to help you come to trial completely prepared: What is Daubert? Kelly/Frye? What are the requirements for admissibility under each standard? Where do the states stand on the adoption of a particular standard? What are the type of experts to which these standards apply? How do you prepare for an admissibility hearing? What documentation do you need for an admissibility hearing?



Mealey's Advanced Skills for Litigation Paralegals Conference, October 21, 2004 - Working with Expert Witnesses
G. Mark Phillips of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and Richard Kopelman of Orlando & Kopelman discuss how to track down information on expert witnesses and their trial testimony, depositions and published articles. Mr. Phillips and Mr. Kopelman also review acquiring and cataloguing expert articles, studies and other pertinent information as well as maintaining communication with your experts and maintaining current records as a case proceeds over several years.



Mealey's Advanced Skills for Litigation Paralegals Conference, October 21, 2004 - A Paralegal's Role Part 1 - Pretrial Preparation
Keisha Jackson of Washauer Thomas Thornton & Rogers and Julia Lanford give the plaintiff and defense perspectives, respectively: the paper - maintaining and organizing, trial exhibits and exhibit lists, witness lists, demonstratives, and high-tech tools - electronic trial technology.



Mealey's Advanced Skills for Litigation Paralegals Conference, October 21, 2004 - A Paralegal's Role Part II - Trial Organization
Heather Turner of Nix & Graddock and Cathy Ellington of Morris, Manning & Martin discuss logistical considerations, investigation of courtroom setup, review of courtroom procedures, organization, witness preparation and coordination, troubleshooting in the courtroom, the use of outside vendors, and preparation of bill of costs.



Mealey's Welding Rod Litigation Conference, October 7-8, 2004 - Update on the Welding Rod Litigation
Stephen Harburg of O'Melveny & Myers and Don Barrett of Barrett Law Office give an analysis of what is going on in the courts around the country, reviewing the claims being asserted by the plaintiffs and the defenses raised in opposition. Mr. Harburg and Mr. Barrett also review who the plaintiffs are, what defendants are being named, the theories of liability, updated MDL activities, and the medical monitoring class action.



Mealey's Welding Rod Litigation Conference, October 7-8, 2004 - High Frequency of Parkinsonian Disturbances in Areas Surrounding Ferroalloy Industry Plants
Dr. Roberto Lucchini of the Institute of Occupational Health, University of Brescia gives a description of the first epidemiological study and the ongoing examination of Parkinson's disease cases. Dr. Lucchini also discusses the role of manganese in the etiology of true manganese and in the enhancement of Parkinson's disease.



Mealey's Welding Rod Litigation Conference, October 7-8, 2004 - The Neurological Issues Raised in Welding Rod Litigation
Grant Kaiser of the Kaiser Firm; Paul Nausieda, MD, of the Regional Parkinson's Center, National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence; Howard Sandler, MD, of Sandler Occupational Medicine Associates, Inc.; and Peter Bell of the Law Office of Peter G. Bell discuss the medical debate over whether there are any neurological conditions caused by exposure to welding rod fumes. The panel also reviews how to distinguish idiopathic Parkinson's disease from the neurological conditions allegedly suffered as a result of welding rod exposure. Finally, panel members converse on the status of the argument that seeks to isolate "Parkinson's disease" from welding rod manganese exposure such that arguments could not be presented in court that a welder developed Parkinson's disease as a result of manganese exposure, but rather only manganese poisoning as a result of the exposure.



Mealey's Welding Rod Litigation Conference, October 7-8, 2004 - Epidemiological Issues
Mark Roberts, MD, PhD, of Exponent - Failure Analysis and Robert Nelson of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein discuss the epidemiological issues related to welding rod exposure.



Mealey's Welding Rod Litigation Conference, October 7-8, 2004 - Warnings: Is this the Answer to this Litigation?
Michael Ulmer of Watkins & Eager and Neil Zimmerman, PhD, PE, CIH, Associate Professor of Industrial Hygiene, Purdue University, School of Health Sciences discuss what effect warning labels may or may not have on the current litigation.



Mealey's Welding Rod Litigation Conference, October 7-8, 2004 - Report from the Field: Hear from the Lawyers who have Just Finished Trial and those Getting Ready to Take their Cases to Trial
Richard Scruggs of Scruggs Law Firm, David Kaufman of Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes, and Grant Kaiser of the Kaiser Firm share their experiences regarding recent welding rod cases.



Mealey's Insurance Coverage Disputes Concerning Construction Defects, October 4-5, 2004 - Conditions and Insuring Agreements
Sherilyn Pastor of McCarter & English and Les Robertson of Robertson Clark discuss voluntary assumption, notice, cooperation, legal obligation to pay analysis, and whether or not conditions are a defense to coverage.



Mealey's Insurance Coverage Disputes Concerning Construction Defects, October 4-5, 2004 - Subrogation
M. Anthony Parsons of Zelle Hofmann Voelbel Mason & Gette reviews waivers of subrogation, the impact of uninsured losses, claims against subcontractors / additional insureds, and subrogation by liability carriers.



Mealey's Insurance Coverage Disputes Concerning Construction Defects, October 4-5, 2004 - Property Damage and Occurrence
Lee Shidlofsky of Nickens Keeton Lawless Farrell & Flack and Lee Ogburn of Kramon & Graham discuss whether or not construction defects are property damage and whether or not a defect constitutes an "occurrence"?



Mealey's Insurance Coverage Disputes Concerning Construction Defects, October 4-5, 2004 - Business Risk Exclusions
Tracy Saxe of Saxe Doernberger & Vita and Linda Foster of Weissman Nowack Curry & Wilco discuss what business risk exclusions are and how the courts interpret them as well as why these exclusions are in contractors' policies.



Mealey's Insurance Coverage Disputes Concerning Construction Defects, October 4-5, 2004 - Existing Policy Forms and New Developments
John Lennes of Zurich North America Construction and Don Naber of AON Risk Services Inc. discuss wrap ups, rip and tear, ISO, and OCIPS. They also give an analysis of what types of coverage forms are out there and review form exclusions.



Mealey's Insurance Coverage Disputes Concerning Construction Defects, October 4-5, 2004 - Unique Issues that Arise Out of Building Class Actions
Daniel Cunningham of Tressler Soderstrom Maloney & Priess discusses defense of allegations made by the named plaintiff versus allegations made by the class, the coverage of notification costs and how they are categorized, and reservation of rights and participating in the defense of the class action complaint. Mr. Cunningham also reviews whether or not costs of replacing defective products or work as part of the class settlement are covered and whether or not class counsel fee awards are covered as defense costs or as indemnity.



Mealey's Insurance Coverage Disputes Concerning Construction Defects, October 4-5, 2004 - First Party Property Claims
Edward Grass of Shaw Pittman discusses the ins and outs of first party property claims.



Mealey's Insurance Coverage Disputes Concerning Construction Defects, October 4-5, 2004 - Additional Insured Issues
Katherine Tammaro of Tressler Soderstrom Maloney & Priess moderates as Clifford Shapiro of Sachnoff & Weaver; Maureen Thomas, former Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Pulte Homes, Inc.; and Michael McColl of Foran Glennon Palandech & Ponzi give an analysis of the "arising out of" term and how it defines the scope of coverage. They also discuss completed operations - additional insured before and after, how the business risk exclusions apply to the additional insured, other insurance and priority of coverage, new forms, and the insurance requirements for construction contracts.



Mealey's Insurance Coverage Disputes Concerning Construction Defects, October 4-5, 2004 - Contractual Liability Coverage
Patrick Wielinski of Cokinos Bosien & Young and Eileen Ridley of Foley & Lardner discuss coverage for indemnity provision as insured contracts, the scope of indemnity covered, and the definition of an insured contract especially breach of contract versus exclusion for tort. They also review the relationship to the duty to defend, specifically in regard to the 2001 ISO form, and how construction contracts are looking as of late.



Mealey's Insurance Coverage Disputes Concerning Construction Defects, October 4-5, 2004 - Ethics: Conflicts of Interest and Settlement Issues
Allan Windt, Claims Handler, Expert Witness and Author of Insurance Claims & Disputes, Representation of Insurers and Insureds, discusses conflicts of interest in terms of separate defense counsel, separate claims handling and independent counsel issues. Mr. Windt also reviews settlement, specifically what should be done if the settlement favors one insured over another.



Mealey's Bad Faith Conference, September 27-28, 2004 - Campbell Update - How Will the Courts Handle the Punitive Damages Claims Currently on the Docket?
L. Rich Humpherys of the Law Offices of Christensen & Jensen and Douglas Dunham of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom discuss what the courts are going to do with small damage cases and how the courts are applying the Campbell precedent around the country. In addition, Mr. Humpherys and Mr. Dunham review discovery in the post-Campbell era, whether or not the punitive damage issue settled after Campbell, and how the law relating to punitive damages has changed since Campbell.



Mealey's Bad Faith Conference, September 27-28, 2004 - Effective Use of Experts in a Bad Faith Case
Jerret Sale of Bullivant Houser Bailey, Jerry Ramsey of Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack, and Richard Langerman of the Law Office of Richard Langerman discuss choosing experts, limiting the scope of the other side's experts, and working with experts to most effectively assist and advance your case.



Mealey's Bad Faith Conference, September 27-28, 2004 - Preparing Your Witnesses: A Plaintiff and Defense Approach to Getting Your Witnesses Ready for a Bad Faith Trial
Frank Darras of Shernoff Bidart & Darras, Christopher Martin of Martin Disiere Jefferson & Wisdom, and William Kobokovich of St. Paul Travelers Companies, Inc. discuss tips for the plaintiff side on how to get your client ready to be a part of a bad faith trial, form intake through depositions to trial. Mr. Darras, Mr. Martin, and Mr. Kobokovich also review for the defense side risk reduction procedures to avoid bad faith claims, as well as tools to prepare the company personnel for the bad faith trial, starting with the depositions.



Mealey's Bad Faith Conference, September 27-28, 2004 - Does the Case Go to the Jury? Advice on Defending or Prosecuting a Summary Judgment Motion in a Bad Faith Case
Bonny Rafel of Bonny G. Rafel LLC, William Barker of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, and Hon. Mark Bernstein of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas give an analysis of the "genuine dispute" and "fairly debatable" doctrines, specifically explaining recent decisions on these issues, what they mean, and how to apply these doctrines and recent decisions to the facts of your cases. In addition, Ms. Rafel, Mr. Barker, and Hon. Berstein review the most effective ways to defeat a summary judgment motion and give advice on whether or not you should file a summary judgment motion and how to be successful with it.



Mealey's Bad Faith Conference, September 27-28, 2004 - Duty to Defend
Philip Maxwell of Longley & Maxwell and Douglas Christian of Meagher & Geer discuss the "set-up," coverage by Estoppel, and what triggers the duty to defend. In addition, Mr. Maxwell and Mr. Christian give an analysis of the parameters of the duty, specifically what needs to be done once the duty is triggered.



Mealey's Bad Faith Conference, September 27-28, 2004 - Trying a Bad Faith Case
Larry Ottaway of Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, David Graeven, PhD, of Trial Behavior Consulting, and William Shernoff of Shernoff Bidart & Darras discuss jury selection strategies, witness orders, and tips on making the most of the discovery process and making sure you get what you need to be successful. They also review what you should do when you have a "bad" witness and what you should try to accomplish in the opening and closing statements.



Mealey's Bad Faith Conference, September 27-28, 2004 - Post-Trial Motions and Protecting the Verdict
Thomas Ackland of Barger & Wolen discusses post-trial motions and how to protect the verdict.



Mealey's Bad Faith Conference, September 27-28, 2004 - Ethics Session
Susan Popik of Chapman Popik & White gives a discussion of the attorney client privilege and how strong it should be as well as an analysis of the advice of counsel defense. In addition, Ms. Popik reviews the ethics involved with contacting witnesses.



Mealey's Bad Faith Conference, September 27-28, 2004 - Hot Topics
Thomas Brown of Hecker Brown Sherry and Johnson, Linda Lawson of Meserve Mumper & Hughes, and Bryan Bolton of Funk & Bolton discuss mold, fire, life issues, and disability in regards to bad faith.



Mealey's Advanced E-Discovery Conference, September 21, 2004 - Case Update: Recent Important Decisions
Adam Cohen of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP discusses spoliation of electronic evidence, allocating and shifting the costs of electronic discovery, document retention policies, and other significant recent developments.



Mealey's Advanced E-Discovery Conference, September 21, 2004 - "Groundhog Day" Meets E-Discovery: Live Demonstrations of the Wrong and Right Way to Address Seven Different E-Discovery Scenarios
Carmen Oveissi of LexisNexis Applied Discovery; Robert Hellewell of LexisNexis Applied Discovery; Ariana Tadler of Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP; Hon. John Hughes of the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; Robert Heim of Dechert LLP; Michael Gray of Jones Day; and Gregory McCurdy of Microsoft Corporation discuss seven different e-discovery scenarios and how to handle each of them. The scenarios are as follows: Scenario I - A Conference with the Client on Preservation, Scenario II - The Conversation with your E-Discovery Consultant, Scenario III - A Rule 26 Meet and Confer, Scenario IV - A Rule 16 Conference with the Court, Scenario V - Motion Arguments on Cost and Burden of the E-Discovery Measures, Scenario VI - Technical Issues, and Scenario VII - Discussion Between Magistrate and the Judge: What to Do in the Case.



Mealey's Advanced Skills for Mass Tort Paralegals Conference, September 21, 2004 - The Wave of the Future - E-filing in Federal and State Courts
Jim Barton of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas and Ronda Robinson of LexisNexis File & Serve discuss which courts offer / require e-filing, give an overview of PACER and other electronic case filing (ECF) systems, and review the future of e-filing.



Mealey's Advanced Skills for Mass Tort Paralegals Conference, September 21, 2004 - Medical Records - Obtaining, Deciphering, and Utilizing
Gretchen Watson, RN, BSN, of Medical Research Consultants discusses how to obtain records and information, especially with HIPPA, organize, review and summarize, and find the most useful information. Ms. Watson also reviews common medical terminology and symbols, collation of documents, and research and cross-reference skills.



Mealey's Advanced Skills for Mass Tort Paralegals Conference, September 21, 2004 - Obtaining Your Client's Documents
Brenda Jenkins of Brent Coon & Associates and Bonnie Murch of McCarter & English, LLP discuss the plaintiff and defensive perspectives. Ms. Jenkins focuses on the plaintiff's standpoint and reviews how to gather your client's medical records, family history, and work history as well as suggests effective ways to organize and make your documents readable and accessible even when you are working with a large number of clients. Ms. Murch concentrates on the defense point of view and examines coordinating with in-house paralegals and representatives to obtain all documents, understanding the corporate client's record retention practices, and using mechanisms to ensure you have received all the required documents.



Mealey's Advanced Skills for Mass Tort Paralegals Conference, September 21, 2004 - Expert Admissibility and Preparing the Expert to be Trial Ready
Hon. James Mehaffy of the 58th District Court in Beaumont, Texas reviews the Daubert and Kelly/Frye background, the requirements for admissibility under each standard, where the states stand on the adoption of a particular standard, to what type of expert these standards apply, and how to come to admissibility hearings and trial completely prepared.



Mealey's Advanced Skills for Mass Tort Paralegals Conference, September 21, 2004 - Working with Expert Witnesses
Diane McQuire of the Williams Bailey Law Firm, L.L.P. and Christy Coffman of Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP, discuss how to track down information on expert witnesses and their trial testimony, depositions, and published articles. Ms. McQuire and Ms. Coffman also review acquiring and cataloguing expert articles and studies as well as maintaining communication with your experts and maintaining current records as a case proceeds over several years.



Mealey's Advanced Skills for Mass Tort Paralegals Conference, September 21, 2004 - A Paralegal's Role Part I - Pretrial Preparation
Hugh Bartlett of Baron & Budd, P.C., and Tonia Perry of Diamond McCarthy Taylor Finley Bryant & Lee, LLP discuss how to maintain and organize all pertinent papers, trial exhibits and exhibit lists, witness lists, demonstratives, and electronic trial technology.



Mealey's Advanced Skills for Mass Tort Paralegals Conference, September 21, 2004 - A Paralegal's Role Part II - Trial Organization
Herbert Flowers of Baron & Budd, P.C. discusses logistical considerations, investigation of courtroom setup, and witness preparation and coordination. Mr. Flowers also reviews interviewing the judicial staff about courtroom procedures, staying organized, tracking trial exhibits, and troubleshooting in the courtroom.



Mealey's National Asbestos Litigation Conference, September 20-21, 2004 - Asbestos Legislation in 2004-2005: What Does the Future Hold for Federal and State Initiative? A Panel Discussion
Damon Silvers of the AFLCIO moderates as Timothy O'Reilly of the National Mass Action Defense Resource Center, Patrick Hanlon of Shea & Gardner, Michael Strautmanis of ATLA, Scott Oelslager of the Ohio House of Representatives, and Bryan Blevins of Provost*Umphery discuss trends in state legislative actions and stakeholders identity and positions. They also review where we are now and what the future holds, the economics of S2290, and the legislative approaches in Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and elsewhere. Non-legislative "legislation" that affects the litigation such as case management orders and other judicial remedies as well as whether or not federal legislation can be achieved in light of the four sided argument that has various factions within each side are also topics of discussion.



Mealey's National Asbestos Litigation Conference, September 20-21, 2004 - Ethical Questions Part I: Issues Relating to Screenings
Robin Harvey of Baker & Hostetler, Laura Welch, MD, of the Center to Protect Workers' Rights, and Lester Brickman of Yeshiva University, Benjemin N. Cardozo School of Law analyze and debate over the ethical questions of screenings - mobile or otherwise - that make up the majority of the "unimpaired" claims and give arguments for and against screening programs.



Mealey's National Asbestos Litigation Conference, September 20-21, 2004 - Ethical Questions Part II: Are There Limits on Marketing and Referral Cases?
David Austern of Claims Resolution Management Corporation discusses what is and is not permissible advertising on the Internet. He also reviews whether a referring attorney is liable for the actions or inactions of the attorney handling the actual case.



Mealey's National Asbestos Litigation Conference, September 20-21, 2004 - Asbestos Appellate Rulings During the Past Year
Alan Rich of Baron & Budd analyzes and reviews important appellate decisions pertaining to asbestos personal injury cases, pending asbestos-related bankruptcies, and the ongoing appellate process related to recusal of the presiding judge in the major Delaware asbestos bankruptcies.



Mealey's National Asbestos Litigation Conference, September 20-21, 2004 - Asbestos Bankruptcy Update and Which Asbestos Defendants are Next in Line for Section 524(g)
Elihu Inselbuch of Caplin & Drysdale, Joseph Rice of Motley Rice, Roger Frankel of Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, and Mark Plevin of Crowell & Moring share their views on this topic.



Mealey's National Asbestos Litigation Conference, September 20-21, 2004 - Domestic and Foreign Insurance Companies: Will Asbestos Insurance Be Collectible?
James Sottile of Zuckerman Spaeder and Scott Gilbert of Gilbert Heintz & Randolph discuss whether or not asbestos insurance will be collectible domestically and abroad.



Mealey's National Asbestos Litigation Conference, September 20-21, 2004 - Do the Means Justify the Ends? Forecasting Claims, Rates of Return and Delivering Equity
Mark Lederer of the Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust discusses what the risky business of forecasting has delivered and how much more we might expect and when. Mr. Lederer also reviews how we can better manage the present and future risk and deliver equity given the inherent uncertainties.



Mealey's Asbestos Litigation 101 Conference, July 22-23, 2004 - Historical Perspective on the Litigation: Where We are Today and How We Got Here
Michael J. Brickman of Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC gives the plaintiff perspective while Mark Goodman of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP covers the defense perspective as they discuss how the litigation changed over the years, including a brief discussion on asbestos bankruptcies and their impact on the current landscape of the litigation. Mr. Brickman and Mr. Goodman also analyze the early litigation, identifying the plaintiffs and defendants and describing the claims and defenses. They also give a brief description of how the number of claims has exceeded any of the original projections.



Mealey's Asbestos Litigation 101 Conference, July 22-23, 2004 - Asbestos Medicine Overview
Jill Ohar, M.D., of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Eugene Mark, M.D. of Massachusetts General Hospital and Michele Carbone, M.D., Ph.D. of the Loyola University of Chicago Medical Center discuss asbestosis, mesothelioma, and pleural disease and give an analysis of cancer diseases caused by asbestos exposure. Dr. Ohar and Dr. Mark also review issues with diagnosis of mesothelioma and the Wake Forest Obstructive Lung Disease Study.



Mealey's Asbestos Litigation 101 Conference, July 22-23, 2004 - The New Face of Asbestos Claims - Emerging Trends in the Litigation
Gary Galiher of Galiher DeRobertis Nakamura Ono Takitani gives the plaintiff perspective while L. Amy Green of Hunton & Williams LLP covers the defense perspective as they discuss non-traditional defendants. Specifically, Mr. Galiher and Ms. Green review identification of the new parties and why they are being brought into the litigation, analysis of the causes of action being alleged and defenses being raised, and complaints and petitions in cases involving the non-traditional defendants.



Mealey's Asbestos Litigation 101 Conference, July 22-23, 2004 - Direct Actions Against the Insurance Companies
Bruce Carter of the Law Offices of Bruce Carter, Chris Madeksho of the Madeksho Law Firm, and Mark Goodman of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP discuss who the defendants are, what claims are being put forth, and the status of actions in various jurisdictions such as West Virginia, Ohio, Texas, Massachusetts, and Minnesota.



Mealey's Asbestos Litigation 101 Conference, July 22-23, 2004 - Claims Valuation: Insiders' Perspectives
Daniel Myer of CMC Claims Management Services and John Dickoff of Connecticut Valley Claim Services Company, Inc. give the claims perspectives while Laura Archie of the PMA Insurance Group covers the carrier perspectives as they discuss steps to follow when trying to value a case, from looking at what is covered under the policy, to analyzing verdicts in various jurisdictions. They also discuss factors that go into deciding what cases to fight and what cases to settle.



Mealey's Asbestos Litigation 101 Conference, July 22-23, 2004 - Ethical Issues in Group Settlements
Francis McGovern of the Duke University School of Law discusses the nature and evolution of group settlements, novel ethical issues, alternative ethical models, and ethics of judicial oversight.



Mealey's Asbestos Litigation 101 Conference, July 22-23, 2004 - Preparing Your Asbestos Case: The Importance of Product Identification
Aaron DeLuca of the Lanier Law Firm gives the plaintiff perspective while F. Ford Loker of Miles & Stockbridge P.C. covers the defense perspective as they discuss what product ID is and how to poke holes in the product identification.



Mealey's Asbestos Litigation 101 Conference, July 22-23, 2004 - Preparing Your Asbestos Case: State of the Art
Shepard Hoffman of the Law Offices of Shepard Hoffman gives the plaintiff perspective while Timothy McGowan of Kelley Jasons McGuire & Spinelli, L.L.P. covers the defense perspective as they give a discussion on who knew what and when it was known as well as an analysis of how to use information on who knew what and then at depositions, preparation for trial and at trial.



Mealey's Asbestos Litigation 101 Conference, July 22-23, 2004 - Trying an Asbestos Case Part I: Pre-Trial Procedures
They cover understanding damages and also review how to prepare for depositions of plaintiff, relatives, corporate designees and other fact witnesses.



Mealey's Asbestos Litigation 101 Conference, July 22-23, 2004 - Trying an Asbestos Case Part II: Preparing an Expert for Deposition and Trial
David Palmer of the Law Office of Peter G. Angelos gives a plaintiff perspective while Donald Meringer of McCarter & English, LLP covers the defense perspective as they discuss retaining and selecting appropriate experts for your case, what records you will need to get from your own experts, how to prepare your expert for direct examination and cross-examination, and what records your expert should review to prepare a report and be prepared for cross-examination.



Mealey's Fen-Phen Litigation Conference, June 24-25, 2004 - Status of the 3rd Circuit Evidentiary Rulings
George Fleming and Sylvia Davidow of Fleming and Associates give an update on the motions before the 3rd circuit and give an analysis of how it affects the state and federal court cases.