ACI's 2nd Annual Conference on Chemical Products Liability Litigation

November 5, 2007 - November 7, 2007
323 East Waker Drive
Chicago, IL

In the wake of three major Supreme Court cases (Mass. v. EPA, Environmental Defense v. Duke, and U.S. v. Atlantic Research), every company that manufactures chemicals or uses chemical products is being urged to undertake proactive clean-up initiatives, and develop new crisis management strategies and techniques.

Even if the company is engaging in best practices to prevent litigation, sometimes it occurs inevitably. If the case does not settle, you need to be armed with the best tactics to litigate the claim from the pre-trial phase, all the way through closing arguments. Whatever specific chemical is involved, the defense attorney's main objective is to negate a causal connection between the chemical and the plaintiff's harm.

In a series of highly practical sessions, outside counsel, scientists, and in-house counsel at major chemical companies will come together to demonstrate how they tackle causation, confusing scientific information, community relations, e-discovery, and other issues in high-profile chemical products liability cases. The expert faculty at American Conference Institute's 2nd Annual Conference on Preventing and Defending Chemical Products Liability will bring you the most practical, up-to-date information on:

  • Implementing safe in-house practices for working with chemicals to help ensure litigation avoidance
  • Ensuring exclusion from evidence of unnecessary or discriminatory scientific/medical evidence
  • Introducing expert testimony, medical data, and scientific information to demonstrate that a class action is not superior
  • Anticipating e-discovery demands when communicating with regulatory environmental bodies
  • Evaluating vapor impact on buildings and homes to establish a lack of causation in vapor intrusion claims
  • Avoiding breaches of common ethical standards in chemical products liability cases

Meet the Speakers

Ingo W. Sprie, Jr.
Arnold & Porter
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