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U.S. Navy Ship and Shipyard Asbestos Cases at National Asbestos Litigation Conference

Date: 09.13.10
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco
Sponsored By: Perrin Conferences

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell partner John Fitzpatrick will speak at Perrin's Asbestos Litigation Conference on September 13 at 1:30 p.m.  He will co-present on U.S. Navy ship and shipyard asbestos cases.  The topics to be covered include:

  • 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

All in-house counsel and insurance professionals complimentary.  Registration fee of $1300 includes private website access to course materials, continental breakfast, lunches, refreshment breaks and networking receptions.  CLE Credit is pending in most states: 15-18 credits, depending on state requirements.  For more information, email Lynnsey Perrin or Julie Steward.

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