Past Events

April 30 -- May 1, 2013

Howard E. Jarvis Presents at ACLs 4th Chemical Products Liability Forum, Chicago, IL

The ACLs 4th Chemical Products Liability & Environmental Litigation Forum is to be held in Chicago, IL, Tuesday, April 30 to Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel. 

Leading in-house litigation counsel, outside litigators, and preeminent jurists will provide highly specialized, practical information on topics ranging from the latest development in causation and dose, using medical-based defenses and working with experts to defeat theories of causation, preventing the application of another state's law, and more.



Howard E. Jarvis
Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC (Knoxville, TN)


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Eugene J. Brown, Jr.
Sedgwick LLP (San Francisco, CA)
(formerly of Brown Eassa McLeod LLP)


will present

on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Effectively Using Experts to Defeat Causation Theories:
A Case Study of N.O.R.M. Cases in Louisiana

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Anatomy of a defense: outlining the defense strategy for a N.O.R.M. case
  • Selecting causation issues for a jury to hear
  • Boosting your defense by considering the plaintiffs’ point of view
  • Identifying types of experts who are more useful than others
  • Creating medical-based defenses
  • Using IARC to your advantage
  • Working with medical toxicologists and epidemiologists
  • Understanding how to handle plaintiffs who are members of an aging population of workers
  • Making sure you are using experts correctly
  • Applying this type of defense in other exposure cases (toluene, diesel exhaust)

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