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Toxic Tort Litigation Update: Bolstering Defense Strategy by Learning from the Docket

American Conference Institute’s 4th National Forum on Chemical Products Liability and Environmental Litigation

Date: April 30 – May 1, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL

As a panelist, Jason D. Melichar (Partner-Denver) will examine and discuss trends in toxic tort litigation to understand what the future may hold in this area of the law. The panel will cover the following topics:

  • Examining the benzene docket: identifying trends, challenges, and pitfalls in current benzene cases

  • Preparing for a rise in consumer exposure cases following the failure to warn $7.2M diacetyl verdict in Colorado (Watson v. Kroger et al.)

  • Creating effective defense strategies used in ground water treatment and trace exposure product cases

  • Lessons learned from the $105M settlement in the Madison County Atrazine case (City of Greenville v. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.)

  • Using benzene trial strategy to try diesel exhaust cases
    -Sophisticated plaintiffs conducting studies
    -Advantages and disadvantages of following a similar line of litigation

More information is available on the event website. Use the discount code, SPK, to get a $200 speaker discount.

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