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					AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
TORT TRIAL & INSURANCE PRACTICE SECTION
PRODUCTS, GENERAL LIABILITY AND CONSUMER LAW
COMMITTEE AND THE AUTOMOBILE LAW COMMITTEE
PRESENTS




2008 EMERGING ISSUES
IN MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCT
LIABILITY LITIGATION


April 9-11, 2008
Arizona Biltmore
Resort and Spa
Phoenix, Arizona



Bringing Together
Plaintiffs’ Attorneys,
Defense Attorneys,
and Insurance and
Corporate Counsel
for the Exchange of
Information and
Ideas
                            Welcome
Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Be sure to set aside April 9th through April 11th, 2008 to attend the premiere national CLE
event in automotive products liability litigation. This annual program will once again take
place at the legendary Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa. This is a must-attend event if you
practice products liability law, whether for the Plaintiffs, the Defendants, in-house, or for
Insurance Companies.

This year’s program includes some of the top trial and appellate lawyers in the business,
including our featured presenter, former Solicitor General and current Dean of Pepperdine
Law School, Kenneth Starr. Dean Starr will discuss the most recent trends in punitive
damage awards.

The program also features ten In-house Counsel from seven automotive manufacturers,
as well as, nationally recognized experts in biomechanics, accident reconstruction,
animations, rollover testing, materials sciences, and FMVSS regulations.

As a special treat this year, on April 9th, Exponent (Failure Analysis Associates) is opening
the doors to its Phoenix facility for a live demonstration of one of its state-of-the-art test
apparatuses. Exponent will provide round-trip transportation from the Biltmore, and lunch
at the site. This event is open to all ABA program attendees.

Some of the other topics to be covered include; The inside view from in-house counsel
on whether to settle or try cases; Women in the role of first chair trial lawyer, case-handler,
and expert witness; FMVSS regulatory update; Rollover and roof crush analysis and much
more! In addition to the excellent substance and spectacular locale, the TIPS Toxic Torts
and Environmental Law Program will be held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa
concurrently with our program. This allows us to offer you the double networking
opportunities and twice the CLE credits all in one place! We will host a joint cocktail
reception on Thursday evening for all attendees.

The ABA offers a special discount for anyone interested in attending both programs.
In addition, law firms and companies that register two or more lawyers for our Emerging
Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation Program and the Toxic Torts and
Environmental Law Program will receive a $100 discount for each registrant. As well,
TIPS members who have registered for either program may purchase the materials for
the other program at the substantially reduced rate of $85.

It’s a great program, attended by great people in a great venue! So mark your calendars
for April 9-11, 2008 and you won’t be disappointed!

H. Grant Law, Program Co-Chair                  Gary M. Pappas, Program Co-Chair
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP                         Carlton Fields PA
San Francisco, CA                               Miami, FL
                               FACULTY
Alina Alonso                 Erika Z. Jones                David Rogers
Carlton Fields, PA           Mayer Brown, LLP              Campbell, Campbell,
Miami, Florida               Washington, D.C.              Edwards and Conroy
                                                           Boston Massachusetts
Ruth E. Anderson             Douglass B. Lampe
Nissan North America Inc.    Ford Motor Company            Kevin C. Schiferl
Farmington Hills, Michigan   Dearborn, Michigan            Locke, Reynolds, LLP
                                                           Indianapolis, Indiana
Edward M. Caulfield          Robert E. Larson
Packer Engineering Inc.      Exponent (Failure             Dr. Jost J. Schmitt
Naperville, Illinois         Analysis Associates)          BMW
                             Phoenix, Arizona              Federal Republic of
Sandra G. Ezell
                                                           Germany
Bowman and Brooke LLP        H. Grant Law
Richmond, Virginia           Shook, Hardy &                William “Mike” Scott
                             Bacon L.L.P.                  Biodynamic Research
James P. Feeney
                             San Francisco, California     Corporation
Dykema
                                                           San Antonio, Texas
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan   Francis M. McDonald, Jr.
                             Carlton Fields, P.A.          Kenneth W. Starr
Stephen J. Fenton
                             Orlando, Florida              Dean, Pepperdine
Kineticorp, LLC
                                                           University School of Law
Denver, Colorado             Kevin M. McDonald
                                                           and
                             Volkswagen of America, Inc.
George Feygin                                              Of Counsel, Kirkland
                             Auburn Hills, Michigan
Nissan North America                                       and Ellis, LLP
Farmington Hills, Michigan   Elizabeth V. McNulty          Los Angeles, California
                             Snell and Wilmer, LLP
Emily Frascaroli                                           Thomas N. Vanderford
                             Costa Mesa, California
Ford Motor Company                                         Hyundai Motor America
Dearborn, Michigan           Scott P. Nealey               Fountain Valley, California
                             Lieff, Cabraser, Heiman
Mark J. Goldzweig                                          Tammy B. Webb
                             & Bernstein
Kia Motors of America                                      Shook, Hardy, &
                             San Francisco, California
Irvine, California                                         Bacon L.L.P.
                             Gary M. Pappas                San Francisco, California
Ervin A. Gonzalez
                             Carlton, Fields, PA
Colson, Hicks, Eidson                                      James Yukevich
                             Miami, Florida
Coral Gables, Florida                                      Yukevich, Calfo,
                             Robert W. Powell              and Cavanaugh
Steven L. Grey
                             Ford Motor Company            Los Angeles, California
Isuzu Motors America, Inc.
                             Dearborn, Michigan
Cerritos, California                                       Gregory T. Zele
                             David M. Rice                 Lytal, Reiter, Clark,
Gregory P. Huber
                             Carroll, Burdick, &           Fountain and Williams, LLP
Lytal, Reiter, Clark,
                             McDonough, LLP                West Palm Beach, Florida
Fountain and Williams, LLP
                             San Francisco, California
West Palm Beach, Florida
   Registration Form
                 ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)
          2008 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation
                                  April 9-11, 2008
                   Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa – Phoenix, AZ
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 14, 2008                                  HOTEL DEADLINE: MARCH 7, 2008
1. REGISTRANT: (Please print or type one form per person; photocopy this form for additional registrants)

LAST NAME                                                              FIRST NAME                                             MI

NAME AS YOU WISH IT TO APPEAR ON YOUR BADGE

FIRM/COMPANY

WHAT STATE(S) ARE YOU LICENSED IN?

ADDRESS

CITY                                                                   STATE                             ZIP

(AREA CODE) BUSINESS TELEPHONE                                         FACSIMILE

E-MAIL ADDRESS


SPOUSE OR GUEST (PRINT AS YOU WISH NAMES TO APPEAR ON NAME BADGE)

Are you attending your first TIPS Motor Vehicle Program? ____Yes        ____No

______I am a member of the ABA and wish to join the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. I have enclosed a separate check
for $50 made payable to the American Bar Association.


2. REGISTRATION FEES:                                   On or Before    After
                                                        3/14/08         3/14/08       QTY           TOTAL
Registration Fee per TIPS Member                        $550            $575          ____          ______
General Attendee                                        $600            $625          ____          ______
Government Employee                                     $425            $450          ____          ______
Insurance Company Employee                              $425            $450          ____          ______
Law Student                                             $225            $250          ____          ______

                                                                                      SubTotal      ______

Field Trip to Exponent (Failure Analysis Associates) (transportation and on-site lunch provided)   ____Yes     ____No
If someone else from your firm or company is attending the Emerging Issues in Toxic Torts Litigation Program, you are each enti-
tled to a $100 discount off the registration fee (see details inside)
In order to receive the above discount, both registrations must be submitted at the same time and entered on the same day.

3. MATERIALS (CD-ROM Only)
I will not be attending the meeting and wish to order program materials
2008 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation Program Materials
                                                                       $125          ____           ______
I have registered for the 2008 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation Meeting and also wish to order
program materials for the 2008 Emerging Issues in Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Program.
TIPS Member                                                           $85              ____         ______
Non-TIPS Member                                                       $125             ____         ______
                                                                                      SubTotal       ______

4. TOTAL PAYMENT TOTAL                                                                Total         ______
                                                                                    (Add subtotals 2 and 3)

5. PAYMENT INFORMATION
____Check (made payable to the ABA)       ____American Express _____MasterCard _____VISA

Credit Card Number__________________________________________________________________ Expiration Date ______________

Signature ________________________________________________________________________________________________________


THREE WAYS TO REGISTER
1. ONLINE:    www.abanet.org/tips or www.corpgovern.org
2. MAIL:      2008 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation
              American Bar Association
              Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
              321 North Clark Street
              18th Floor
              Chicago, IL 60610
3. FAX:       312/988-6230
     program Agenda
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2008
 12:30-3:30 p.m.    FIELD TRIP TO EXPONENT (FAILURE ANALYSIS ASSOCIATES),
                    PHOENIX, AZ: OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
                    Biomechanics, Electronics and Vehicle Test Demonstration at one
                    of the largest independent crash testing and engineering facilities in the
                    nation. (Transportation and on-site lunch provided)
  3:00-6:00 p.m.    EARLY REGISTRATION



THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2008
  7:00-8:00 a.m.    REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
  8:00-8:15 a.m.    OPENING REMARKS & WELCOME
                    Gary M. Pappas, Program Co-Chair
                    Carlton, Fields, P.A.,
                    Miami, Florida
                    H. Grant Law, Program Co-Chair
                    Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP
                    San Francisco, California
                    Peter Bennett, TIPS Section Chair
                    Bennett Law Firm
                    Portland, Maine
  8:15-9:10 a.m.    “PUNISH FOR WHAT?”: MAKING SENSE OF PUNITIVE DAMAGES
                    AFTER CAMPBELL AND WILLIAMS
                    Twice in the last five years the U.S. Supreme Court has provided guidance
                    as to the law of punitive damages. Or has it? Especially given that almost
                    half of the justices themselves seem to disagree on what due process now
                    requires, practitioners can be forgiven for feeling uncertain as well. This
                    discussion, led by one experienced corporate litigator and one former
                    Solicitor General, will provide a comprehensive update on this rapidly
                    changing area of law.
                    Kenneth W. Starr
                    Dean, Pepperdine University School of Law
                    Of Counsel, Kirkland and Ellis, LLP
                    Los Angeles, California
                    Robert W. Powell
                    Office of the General Counsel, Ford Motor Company,
                    Advanced Motions and Appeals Group
                    Dearborn, Michigan
  9:10-9:40 a.m.    ON AND OFF-ROAD ROLLOVERS; A DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF ROOF
                    CRUSH ENERGY AND DEFORMATION
                    Are there significant differences in the amount of energy developed in
                    an off-road vs. on-road rollover? And what is the influence on vehicle?
                    deformation? And more importantly, how does this impact the decisions of
                    the experts? Exponent engineer Robert Larson, a “Rising Star”, with special
                    expertise in analyzing vehicle dynamics in testing and real-world environ-
                    ments, will tackle the challenges arising out of “trip terrain” disputes and
                    why Exponent’s recent testing and analysis may finally shed light on the
                    calculation of drag factor in a rollover crash involving uneven terrain.
                    Robert E. Larson P.E.
                    Exponent (Failure Analysis Associates)
                    Phoenix, Arizona
 9:40 -10:30 a.m.   FMVSS REGULATORY UPDATES: WHAT’S GOING TO BE STRONGER,
                    WHAT’S GOING TO BE BETTER, AND WHAT’S PREEMPTED
                    Hear from two former NHTSA in-house counsel as they team up to give you
                    the latest information on NHTSA rulemaking and enforcement, including
                    roof and seat strength requirements, ESC, tire-pressure monitoring, bumper
                    compatibility, side-impact protection, “smart airbags”, and more.
                      Erika Z. Jones                              George Feygin
                      Mayer Brown, LLP                            Nissan North America
                      Washington, D.C.                            Farmington Hills, Michigan
  10:30-10:40 a.m.    BREAK
  10:40-11:10 a.m.    DOES BIOMECHANICS PASS THE DAUBERT (AND FRYE) REQUIREMENTS?
                      More and more experts in biomechanics are being challenged in pre-trial Daubert
                      and Frye hearings. Some are being criticized for being an engineer with no medical
                      degree, while others are called to task for being a medical doctor with little or no
                      engineering background. Hear how some experts are no longer relying on just
                      retaining attorneys to respond to admissibility challenges, but rather are putting
                      together their own “Daubert packages” to ensure that the trial judge has all the
                      information she/he needs to reach the right decision.
                      William “Mike” Scott
                      Biodynamic Research Corporation
                      San Antonio, Texas
  11:10-11:45 a.m.    “WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?” TOP TEN TRIAL BLUNDERS
                      We have all heard our share of “top ten” lists, but probably not one quite like this.
                      Jim Yukevich, who has tried cases involving a diverse array of products such as
                      automobiles, ATVs, tires, industrial machines and rollercoasters, is as experienced a
                      storyteller as he is a trial lawyer. He will share stories of some of the more notable
                      trial blunders he has observed over the course of his career. Some stories will make
                      you laugh, some will make you cringe, but they all will make you wonder, “what
                      were they thinking?”
                      James Yukevich
                      Yukevich, Calfo, and Cavanaugh
                      Los Angeles, California
11:45a.m.-1:00 p.m.   LUNCH BREAK (Provided)
    1:00-1:30 p.m.    FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SEVERITY OF REAL-WORLD ROLLOVERS:
                      Kineticorp’s SAE paper, “Image Analysis of Rollover Crash Tests Using Photogrammetry”
                      was recently selected to receive the Arch T. Colwell Merit Award, to be presented at the
                      SAE 2008 World Congress. Mr. Fenton’s ABA program is the “visual version” of that
                      paper and includes video analysis of several real-world rollovers and a dolly rollover, as
                      well as mathematical modeling to determine which characteristics of these crashes
                      contributed to their severity.
                      Stephen J. Fenton, P.E., President and Principal Engineer
                      Kineticorp, LLC- Forensic Engineering and Visualization
                      Denver, Colorado
    1:30-2:20 p.m.    MARS VS. VENUS: THE WOMAN’S ROLE AS A FIRST CHAIR TRIAL LAWYER,
                      CASE-HANDLER AND EXPERT WITNESS; WITH PERSPECTIVES FROM THE
                      OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE
                      Hear from three nationally recognized attorneys about the challenges women face
                      in litigation, how they are responding to those challenges, and what it is like for a
                      male trial lawyer to adapt to dealing with women in a practice area that has been
                      historically dominated by men.
                      Sandra G. Ezell                          Ervin A. Gonzalez
                      Bowman and Brooke, LLP                   Colson, Hicks, Eidson
                      Richmond, Virginia                       Coral Gables, Florida
                      Emily Frascaroli
                      Ford Motor Company, Office of General Counsel
                      Dearborn, Michigan
    2:20-2:55 p.m.    BLOWOUT! SORTING OUT LIABILITY AND CAUSATION WHEN BOTH TIRE
                      DESIGN AND TIRE REPAIRS ARE AT ISSUE
                      What do you when the source of a tire failure appears to be a bad repair, but the tire
                      design itself is not immune from criticism? And then what if the manufacturer declines
                      to point the finger at the sales/repair facility, which also happens to be a customer of the
                      manufacturer? Hear a first-hand account from two plaintiff’s attorneys who faced just
                      such a situation, and find out how it all turned out.
                    Gregory T. Zele                           Gregory P. Huber
                    Lytal, Reiter, Clark, Fountain            Lytal, Reiter, Clark, Fountain
                    and Williams, LLP                         and Williams, LLP
                    West Palm Beach, Florida                  West Palm Beach, Florida
   2:55-3:05 p.m.   BREAK
  3:05-3:45 p.m.    FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS IN PRODUCTS LITIGATION: WHAT YOU SEE IS
                    NICE, WHAT’S COVERED IS VITAL . . . HOW TO CROSS AND COUNTER
                    A mechanical engineer and experienced trial counsel team up on this interesting
                    and stimulating presentation that will examine the issue of Finite Element Analysis
                    and its current and historical usage in automotive product design. With more
                    mention of FEA in design documents and discovery, understanding the subject and
                    its implications in handling automotive design cases is of growing importance.
                    Kevin C. Schiferl                        Edward M. Caulfield, Ph.D.
                    Locke, Reynolds, LLP                     Packer Engineering Inc.
                    Indianapolis, Indiana                    Naperville, Illinois
  3:45-4:20 p.m.    RECENT TRENDS IN AUTOMOTIVE CLASS ACTIONS
                    Class action lawsuits, particularly those grounded in alleged consumer protection
                    act violations, have continued to thrive despite recent legislative reforms. This
                    program will provide an overview of developments in the class actions arena as
                    they relate to automobile manufacturers.
                    Robert W. Powell                          Tammy B. Webb
                    Ford Motor Company, Advanced              Shook, Hardy, & Bacon, LLP
                    Motions and Appeals Group,                San Francisco, California
                    Office of the General Counsel
                    Dearborn, Michigan
  4:20-5:00 p.m.    “WE'RE HOPELESSLY DEADLOCKED YOUR HONOR” — NOW WHAT?
                    HUNG JURIES IN AUTO PRODUCTS CASES
                    From compelling statistics on hung juries, to the law that trial judges must follow, to
                    competing interests when juries are deadlocked, this presentation gets to the heart of
                    hung juries and offers practical strategies for dealing with deadlocks.
                    Francis M. McDonald, Jr.                    Alina Alonso
                    Carlton Fields, P.A                         Carlton Fields, P.A.
                    Orlando, Florida                            Miami, Florida
       5:00 p.m.    ADJOURN
  6:00-7:30 p.m.    COCKTAIL RECEPTION (Joint reception with the Toxic Torts and Environmental
                    Law Committee Meeting Attendees)



FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2008
  7:45-8:30 a.m.    REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
  8:30-9:20 a.m.    RECENT VERDICTS IN AUTO PRODUCTS TRIALS
                    These top plaintiff and defense trial lawyers will update you with highlights from
                    the most important and most recent automotive products liability trial verdicts.
                    Scott Nealey will cover the big-ticket plaintiffs’ verdicts, letting you know what
                    worked with judges and juries so that the defendants were held responsible and the
                    plaintiffs were justly compensated. David Rogers will cover the blockbuster defense
                    verdicts, highlighting the winning strategies that protected the deep-pocket
                    defendants from “jackpot justice”.
                    Plaintiff Wins!                           Plaintiff Loses!
                    Scott P. Nealey                           David Rogers
                    Lieff, Cabraser, Heiman & Bernstein       Campbell, Campbell, Edwards
                    San Francisco, California                 and Conroy, PC
                                                              Boston, Massachusetts
  9:20-9:55 a.m.    APPELLATE CASE LAW UPDATE
                    Mr. Rice will get you current on all the latest appellate developments in the world
                    of auto products liability, including what claims are and aren’t preempted, which
                    states are moving towards adoption of the Consumer Expectations Test, and what
                    evidence exclusions are and aren’t being sustained on appeal.
                    David M. Rice
                    Carroll, Burdick, & McDonough, LLP
                    San Francisco, California
 9:55-10:05 a.m.    BREAK
10:05:10:40 a.m.    SUPERSIZE MY SEATBELT! WAIT, WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS?!
                    How is the automotive industry responding to claims that it is not designing restraint
                    systems to accommodate our “growing” population? What risks to children and
                    small-statured adults may be created by building a bigger seatbelt? These questions
                    and more will be answered in this informative presentation by experienced trial
                    counsel in automotive restraint design cases.
                    James P. Feeney                         Elizabeth V. McNulty
                    Dykema                                  Snell and Wilmer, LLP
                    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan              Costa Mesa, California
  10:40-11:40a.m.   IN HOUSE COUNSEL PANEL: “SHOULD WE TRY IT OR BUY IT”?
                    This esteemed panel of in-house counsel from seven different manufacturers will
                    provide their insights into the decision-making process for trying and settling cases.
                    They will discuss issues such as: “Do we get more long-term value from trying a case
                    against a known plaintiff attorney, even if we lose?”; “How do we convince the other
                    side that the money we offer today is going to be the same or more than we offer on
                    the court-house steps?”; and, “At what point is a confidentiality clause a deal breaker?”
                    This is a must-attend program for anyone interested in knowing the ins and outs of
                    case evaluation from the manufacturer’s side.
                    Moderators:      H. Grant Law, Program Co-Chair
                                     Shook, Hardy, & Bacon, LLP
                                     San Francisco, California
                                     Gary M. Pappas, Program Co-Chair
                                     Carlton, Fields, P.A.
                                     Miami, Florida
                    Panelists:       Ruth E. Anderson
                                     Nissan North America Inc., Senior Counsel
                                     Farmington Hills, Michigan
                                     Mark J. Goldzweig
                                     Kia Motors of America, Assistant General Counsel
                                     Irvine, California
                                     Steven L. Grey
                                     Isuzu Motors America, Inc.
                                     Cerritos, California
                                     Douglass B. Lampe
                                     Ford Motor Company, Office of the General Counsel
                                     Dearborn, Michigan
                                     Kevin M. McDonald
                                     Volkswagen of America, Inc. Office of the General Counsel
                                     Auburn Hills, Michigan
                                     Dr. Jost J. Schmitt
                                     BMW, President and Officer
                                     Federal Republic of Germany
                                     Thomas N. Vanderford
                                     Hyundai Motor America,
                                     Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel
                                     Fountain Valley, California
       11:40 a.m.   ADJOURN
  General Information
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 14, 2008                                HOTEL DEADLINE: MARCH 7, 2008

ADVANCE REGISTRATION                                                 ABA airfare discounts from a variety of carriers and can
                                                                     view and purchase other low fare options including web
Visit the TIPS website to register at www.abanet.org/tips or
                                                                     fares. To access ABA Online Travel, go to www.abanet.org
complete the registration form included in this brochure for
                                                                     and click on the link at the bottom of the ABA Calendar box.
the “2008 EMERGING ISSUES IN MOTOR VEHICLE
                                                                     The 24/7 toll-free number for Travelocity Business is
PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION” to be held at the
                                                                     1-866-321-8403.
beautiful Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona.
                                                                     ABA Discounted Meeting Airfares are available through
The registration fee includes admission to the program, course
                                                                     your travel agent or directly from the airline. Following is
materials, continental breakfast, breaks, and welcome
                                                                     the ABA discount code for American Airlines under which
reception. If you wish to have your name appear on the
                                                                     your reservations need to be purchased in order to receive
pre-registration list distributed at the program, ALL registration
                                                                     either the ABA percentage discount or zone fare.
forms must be received no later than the registration deadline
of March 14, 2008. Registration reservations will be                 American Airlines         ABA Code: 19226
confirmed in writing within 10 business days.                        800/433-1790              (US domestic and Canada)

ON-SITE REGISTRATION                                                 CLE INFORMATION
On-site registrations will be accepted if space is available.        Accreditation will be requested for this program from every
Call Donald Quarles at 312/988-5708 or email                         state with mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE)
quarlesd@staff.abanet.org, 72 hours prior to the program to          requirements for its lawyers. Please be aware that each state
confirm that space is available. On-site registrants must pay        has its own rules and regulations, including its definition of
the program fee by credit card or check made payable to              “CLE”. Check with your state agency for confirmation of this
the American Bar Association. A $25 fee will be charged to           program’s approval. Attorneys seeking to obtain MCLE cred-
individuals registering on-site.                                     it in Pennsylvania are required to pay state accreditation
                                                                     fees directly to that state. Certificates of attendance will be
REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS                                               available at the conclusion of the program. In order to
Law firms or companies that register two (2) or more                 receive CLE credit, all attorneys will be required to sign in
lawyers for the Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation           on the sign in sheets and obtain a Uniform Certificate of
and Toxic Torts conference will receive a $100 discounts for         Attendance. Registration fees must be paid in full before
each registrant. In order to receive this discount and pay in        registrants can receive credit. You may contact Donald
full, you must send in payments and registration forms for           Quarles at 312/988-5708 two weeks prior to the conference
both meetings at the same time. Advance Registration                 for confirmation of the number of CLE credit hours request-
only. This opportunity will not be available on-site.                ed by the ABA or credits approved by any particular state.
CANCELLATION POLICY                                                  MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
No registration fee refunds will be granted for cancellations        For more information about membership in the ABA or the
received after March 14, 2008. In order to receive a refund          Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), please visit us
(less a $100 administrative fee), the ABA must receive               online at www.abanet.org/tips/memberapp.html or call
written cancellation by March 14, 2008. Registrants who are          1-800-285-2221. Membership in TIPS includes three
unable to attend may send a substitute or will receive course        industry-leading periodicals, discounts of up to 20% on
materials in lieu of a refund.                                       many TIPS CLE programs, and other career and practice-
                                                                     enhancing benefits. Join TIPS today!
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registrants of the ABA 2008 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle         arrangements are required for an individual to attend this
Product Liability Litigation Program at the Arizona Biltmore         program, please notify the ABA promptly at 312/988-5708.
Resort & Spa, 24 Street and Missouri, Phoenix, AZ 85016 for          Reasonable advance notice is requested.
a hotel room rate of $295 single/double plus 12.07% tax,
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                                                                     ATTENTION TIPS MEMBERS: Scholarships are available for
at 5:00 p.m. (CST). After the meeting specified hotel deadline,
                                                                     all Section activities, courtesy of the TIPS Scholarship Fund.
reservations will be confirmed based on availability. Hotel
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reservations must be guaranteed by credit card or deposit
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check. Individuals with guaranteed reservations must cancel
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their reservations seven (7) days prior to the scheduled day of
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arrival to avoid a two-night cancellation charge.
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