Navy Case Update: Death on the High Seas Act and Doctrine of Uniformity

Date: 09.21.11
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Location: San Francisco, CA
Sponsored By: Asbestos Litigation Conference


Speaker: John M. Fitzpatrick
Phone: 303.244.1874
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John Fitzpatrick and co-presenters Robert Hatten, Trey Jones, and Brian J. Schneider will discuss the following topics:

  • Location, location, location – where are the maritime cases currently being tried?
  • Strengths and weaknesses of maritime law as a choice of law issue
  • Ship and shipyard exposure: the expanding pool of sites, claimants and defendants
  • Warnings - What difference would it have made given Navy knowledge?
  • Sophisticated User and Learned Intermediary - Who knew more than the Navy
  • Removal issues – federal enclave and federal officer jurisdiction- MDL return of cases
  • Top Gun – information you need to know about the top naval plaintiff and defense experts
  • Update: Duty to Warn Regarding Component Parts