In alignment with Mesothelioma Awareness Day on Sept. 26, the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference is set to take place on Sept. 27 in St. Louis, Missouri from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The conference will feature an agenda covering a variety of asbestos litigation topics, including:
- Welcome by Co-Chairs
Amy E. Garrett of Simmons Hanly Conroy and Brenda G. Baum of HeplerBroom LLC.
- Ohio – The Buckeye State
Covering topics such as jurisdictions, judges, standard CMOs, plaintiff and defense counsel, legislation (Ohio’s Medical Criteria Bill), the Bankruptcy Transparency Act, apportionment, and verdict history by Thomas W. Bevan of Bevan & Associates LPS, Inc. and Laura K. Hong of Squire Sanders LLP.
- Important Decisions in Missouri and Illinois
Randy L. Gori of Gori Julian & Associates and Jeffrey Bash of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.
- Mesothelioma: From Molecular Biology to Novel Therapies
Dr. Faris Farassati of The University of Kansas Medical Center.
- Minnesota Asbestos Litigation Update
Chad C. Alexander of Sieben Polk, P.A. and David E. Scouton of Foley & Mansfield.
- Deposition Practice
Covering the New Rule 212 in Illinois, Missouri asbestos depositions and stipulations in asbestos and what they mean by Nathaniel Mudd of Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC and George A. Kiser of HeplerBroom LLC.
- Professionalism and Ethics
Moderator: Brenda Baum of HeplerBroom LLC. Speaker: Christina Lewis Abate, Risk Manager for The Bar Plan.
- Concepts in Causation: Lung Cancer Cases, Part I
Thomas M. Hyers, M.D. of CARE Clinical Research and Dr. Myron Jacobs of Pulmonary Consultants, Inc.
- Local Court Procedures in Asbestos Cases
Covering Pro Hac rules, motions to accelerate participation in depositions and jury selections by Judge Clarence Harrison of the Illinois 3rd Judicial Circuit Court, Judge Steven R. Ohmer of the Missouri 22nd Judicial Circuit Court, Ted N. Gianaris of Simmons Hanly Conroy, and Rebecca A. Nickelson of HeplerBroom LLC.
- Medicare and Case Settlements
Matthew L. Garretson of Garretson Resolution Group.