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The PasT_ PresenT and FuTure oF asbesTos LiTigaTion


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The PasT, PresenT and FuTure

   oF asbesTos LiTigaTion
   California asbestos Defense 2011
      3 Seminars for the Defense

               Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Premises Liability, Retained Control                                                                                                                                                                      Association of Defense Counsel
and the Federal Register                                                                                                                                                                                 of Northern California and Nevada
  H. Christian L’Orange, Esq., Drinker Biddle & Reath                                                                                                                                                                Presents
Defending Contractors Against Contractor
Liability and Negligence Claims
  Christopher Bruni, Sinunu Bruni
                                                                                                                                                                                                       The PasT, PresenT
               Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Assessing and Challenging
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and FuTure oF
the Diagnosis of Asbestosis
  Dr. Charles McDonald, Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory at                                                                                                                                            asbesTos LiTigaTion
  California Pacific Medical Center
The Relative Risk of Epidemiology in Toxic Torts
  Dr. David Galbraith, M.D., ChemRisk
                                                                                                                                                                                                       California asbestos
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Defense 2011
              Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Turning the Deposition of Plaintiff’s
Expert Into Your Resource
  James Scadden, Gordon & Rees
Radiation – The Most Prevalent Cause
of Mesothelioma In the U.S. Today
  Evan C. Nelson, Tucker, Ellis & West, LLP
                                                                                                       of Northern California and Nevada
                                                                      Association of Defense Counsel

                   MCLE Information
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal
Education credit by the State Bars of California and Nevada in
                                                                                                                                           2520 Venture Oaks Way

                                                                                                                                                                               Sacramento, CA 95833

the amount of 6.5 hours. The ADCNCN certifies that this activity
conforms to the standards for approved education activities
prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Boards of
California and Nevada.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      3 Seminars for the Defense
                     Special Thanks
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The ADCNCN would like to extend our special thanks to the following
for assistance in organizing this event:
     Erin S. McGahey (Toxic Torts Subcommittee Chair)                                                                                                                                                              Location:
        Sinunu Bruni LLP • San Francisco
   (415) 362-9700 •                                                                                                                                                                    Nixon Peabody LLP
             James P. Cuningham                                                                                                                                                                        One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1800
 Liner Grode Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif                                                                                                                                                                San Francisco, CA 94111
          & Taylor LLP • San Francisco
   (415) 489-7700 •                                                                                                                                                           Tuesday Evenings from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                               May 10, 17, and 24, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                           CAliForniA ASbeStoS DeFenSe 2011 • Tuesdays, May 10, 17 & 24 • San Francisco
The PasT, PresenT and FuTure oF asbesTos LiTigaTion

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Tuesday, May 10, 17 & 24, 2011 • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm • To be held at the firm of Nixon Peabody LLP
                  One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1800 • San Francisco, CA 94111

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          Tuesday, May 10, 2011                                         Tuesday, May 17, 2011                                         Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Premises Liability, Retained                                  Assessing and Challenging                                     Turning the Deposition of Plaintiff’s
Control and the Federal Register                              the Diagnosis of Asbestosis                                   Expert Into Your Resource
Mr. L’Orange will present an historical analysis of the       Dr. McDonald will explain pulmonary function tests,           Mr. Scadden will discuss how to plan and prepare for the

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rules and regulations published in the Federal Register       provide a detailed analysis of functional changes             deposition of an adverse expert in such a way as to not

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regarding the safe handling and use of industrial chemicals   indicating restrictive defect, and the changes one sees       only gather the necessary information from the deponent,

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and substances in the form of emergency temporary             with different diseases and various disease states. He        but to also lay the ground work for scoring points at trial.

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and permanent standards. He will further discuss the          will also discuss predicted value choices and give special    Mr. Scadden will be dissecting some recent work by well-
constructive knowledge imputed to employers and               emphasis on changes with interstitial fibrosis and pleural    known plaintiff expert William Longo to provide a real
contractors, and how this constructive knowledge can be       disease. With the predominate number of local filings         life basis for explaining his strategies.

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a useful tool in defeating premises liability and retained    being “disputed asbestosis” claims, come learn the                James Scadden is a partner at Gordon & Rees and
control claims.                                               necessary tools to conduct an effective cross examination         a seasoned litigator, trying more than 70 toxic tort
   Presented by H. Christian L’Orange, Esq., Drinker Biddle   of the Plaintiff’s expert who, more often than not, will be       cases to verdict.
   & Reath. Mr. L’Orange has practiced in the products        the only witnesses to diagnose asbestosis.
   and commercial litigation field for 34 years and is a          Dr. Charles McDonald is a Pulmonologist and Internist,    Radiation – The Most Prevalent Cause
   member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.               as well as Director of the Pulmonary Physiology           of Mesothelioma In the U.S. Today
                                                                  Laboratory at California Pacific Medical Center.          If “every exposure above background” is a causative
Defending Contractors Against Contractor                                                                                    exposure, then radiation is a contributing cause of every
Liability and Negligence Claims                          The Relative Risk of                                               mesothelioma. Mr. Nelson will discuss the epidemiological
To serve as a juxtaposition to the defenses argued in Epidemiology in Toxic Torts                                           evidence that can assist in presenting a radiation defense
premises liability, Mr. Bruni will present theories for Dr. Galbraith will present basic epidemiologic principles           (radiotherapy, radiocontrast dye, nuclear workers, atomic

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defending contractors charged with negligence and and their relevance to litigation, with real-world examples.              blast survivors) as well as some of the common sources
failure to warn. He will address how to develop the He will provide a background for how experts approach                   of “above background” radiation exposure that we all
sophisticated user defense, issues regarding the duty of epidemiologic studies, as well as methods for probing              experience.
care owed from one contractor to employees of another the basis for expert interpretations of the literature. A                 Evan C. Nelson is a partner at Tucker, Ellis & West, LLP
and how to argue both at trial.                          focus on asbestos litigation will be present, along with               who has over the years compiled numerous articles and
   Christopher Bruni is a partner at Sinunu Bruni with brief examples from other areas such as benzene and                      conducted extensive research on the issue of radiation
   over 20 years of experience defending contractor and “popcorn lung.”                                                         as an alternative cause of mesothelioma.
   product manufacturers in toxic litigation.               Dr. David Galbraith, M.D. is a licensed physician and

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                                                            consultant at ChemRisk.

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