Past Events

April 28 - April 29, 2014

Howard E. Jarvis Presents at ACIs 5th Chemical Products Liability Forum, Chicago, IL

The ACIs 5th Chemical Products Liability & Environmental Litigation Forum is to be held Monday, April 28 to Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Thompson Hotel, Chicago, IL.

This year's forum will address best practices for defending complex and novel cases, making demonstrative evidence compelling to juries, and crafting a winning overall defense strategy.

Now in its fifth year, ACI’s Chemical Products Liability and Environmental Litigation conference brings together an unparalleled faculty of litigation attorneys directly involved in key decisions throughout the year, as well as industry in-house counsel and the nation’s leading jurists with on-point chemical products experience. This essential litigation forum is designed to educate practitioners—both in-house and outside counsel—on the leading trends in chemical products liability and environmental litigation.

Howard E. Jarvis

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

Eugene J. Brown, Jr.

Eugene J. Brown, Jr.
Sedgwick LLP (San Francisco, CA)


will present

on Monday, April 28, 2014

Using the Developing Science of Genomics to Efficiently Disprove Causation Theories:
The Latest on N.O.R.M. Cases in Louisiana

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Weighing benefits and risks when establishing a defense based on developing science
  • Working around the inevitably destructive nature of testing cancerous and non-cancerous tissue
  • Making the invisible visible: Using cutting edge RNA sequencing technology to prove or disprove genetic predisposition to disease
  • Getting a defense verdict by effectively working with experts to make the medical case overwhelm other issues
  • Daubert challenges: Understanding the importance of relying on published, peer reviewed, and accepted studies when using developing science as a main feature of your defense
  • Comprehending the science behind RNA sequencing and identifying genetic predisposition
  • Using genomics in defenses of other types of exposure cases
  • Strategies for an effective and eviscerating cross examination of plaintiff’s experts

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