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Automotive Class Action and Product Liability Litigation: Winning Strategies in 2019

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, August 01, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)
Commercial/Consumer Law (CLE)Litigation (CLE)Recording

Online CLE Automotive Class

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Automotive Class Webinar. The automotive industry is in constant technological evolution and advancement with updates driven by Audio/Visual (AV) technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and emerging autonomous vehicles. However, these developments also leave the automotive industry vulnerable to class action and product liability lawsuits because of defective products that pose serious safety risk to the consumers. Concurrent with all the developments that transpire in the automotive industry, the legal landscape continually modifies its governing laws and regulations to keep up with the pace of this revolution.

In this Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments surrounding Automotive Class Action and Product Liability Litigation in 2019. Speakers will also offer helpful insights and winning strategies in drafting efficient and compelling arguments in light of the most important technological and legal updates.

Key topics include:

  • 2019 Automotive Industry Landscape: What to Expect
  • Product Liability Litigation Landscape in 2019
  • Most Notable Cases
  • Legal and Regulatory Outlook
  • Winning Strategies and Defenses

Agenda

Paul Wojcicki, Assistant State's Attorney, Criminal Appeals Division
Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • Elements of automotive class action and products liability cases
  • Key threshold issues, including developments in personal jurisdiction jurisprudence
    • General v. Specific Jurisdiction
  • Discussion of damages claimed:  economic loss, personal injury, punitive

Mark A. Gustafson, Vice President
Analysis Group
  • Common damage claims and analytical methods
  • Review of conjoint analysis
    • What is it?
    • Tips for performing or rebutting a conjoint analysis
  • Other analytic methods

Who Should Attend

  • Automotive Industry Lawyers
  • Product Liability Lawyers
  • Class Action Lawyers
  • Litigators
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Automotive Industry Companies

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Online CLE Automotive Class

Paul Wojcicki, Assistant State's Attorney, Criminal Appeals Division
Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • Elements of automotive class action and products liability cases
  • Key threshold issues, including developments in personal jurisdiction jurisprudence
    • General v. Specific Jurisdiction
  • Discussion of damages claimed:  economic loss, personal injury, punitive

Mark A. Gustafson, Vice President
Analysis Group
  • Common damage claims and analytical methods
  • Review of conjoint analysis
    • What is it?
    • Tips for performing or rebutting a conjoint analysis
  • Other analytic methods

Online CLE Automotive Class

Online CLE Automotive Class

Paul WojcickiAssistant State's Attorney, Criminal Appeals DivisionCook County State's Attorney's Office

Paul E. Wojcicki has been defending companies in complex state and federal litigation for more than 25 years. Based in Chicago, Mr. Wojcicki focuses his national trial and appellate practice on product liability claims, class actions, and commercial disputes for clients in the automotive, medical device and electronics industries.

Mr. Wojcicki also works with companies in connection with product warranty and service contract program improvement, litigation and regulation. He serves on the board of directors of the Global Warranty and Service Contract Association and chairs his firm's Warranty Practice Group.

Online CLE Automotive Class

Mark A. GustafsonVice PresidentAnalysis Group

Mark Gustafson applies his expertise in economics, econometrics, and modeling to complex litigation, business, and public policy issues. He has worked extensively on class action matters in the automotive, health care, insurance, and finance industries. Mr. Gustafson has evaluated damages claims in a number of automotive defect matters, including one case involving allegations that the brakes on the Kia Sephia were defective, and another related to an alleged design defect in the suspension of the Ford Focus. He has estimated the depreciation of vehicles due to fuel tank delamination and allegedly defective gear shifts. Mr. Gustafson has also evaluated claims of premature tire wear and the proposed conjoint analysis submitted by the plaintiff’s experts in a class action concerning panoramic sunroof fractures. He frequently uses statistical analyses in critiquing the proposed damages formulas submitted by opposing parties in class action suits. Mr. Gustafson is coauthor of “Use of Statistical Sampling in Litigation” and “Expert Analysis of Class Certification Issues,” both published in the Litigation Services Handbook: Sixth Edition. Prior to joining Analysis Group, Mr. Gustafson was the Tokyo-based business manager of an international nonprofit, and he taught economics as a course assistant at the Harvard Kennedy School.


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Online CLE Automotive Class

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

Prerequisite:
   General knowledge of automotive products liability litigation

Course Code:
   148175

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credit:
    1.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Analysis Group is one of the largest international economics consulting firms, with more than 1,000 professionals across 14 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1981, we have provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune Global 500 companies, and government agencies worldwide. Our internal experts, together with our network of affiliated experts from academia, industry, and government, offer our clients exceptional breadth and depth of expertise.

Website: https://www.analysisgroup.com/

Paul E. Wojcicki has been defending companies in complex state and federal litigation for more than 25 years. Based in Chicago, Mr. Wojcicki focuses his national trial and appellate practice on product liability claims, class actions, and commercial disputes for clients in the automotive, medical device and electronics industries.

Mr. Wojcicki also works with companies in connection with product warranty and service contract program improvement, litigation and regulation. He serves on the board of directors of the Global Warranty and Service Contract Association and chairs his firm's Warranty Practice Group.

Mark Gustafson applies his expertise in economics, econometrics, and modeling to complex litigation, business, and public policy issues. He has worked extensively on class action matters in the automotive, health care, insurance, and finance industries. Mr. Gustafson has evaluated damages claims in a number of automotive defect matters, including one case involving allegations that the brakes on the Kia Sephia were defective, and another related to an alleged design defect in the suspension of the Ford Focus. He has estimated the depreciation of vehicles due to fuel tank delamination and allegedly defective gear shifts. Mr. Gustafson has also evaluated claims of premature tire wear and the proposed conjoint analysis submitted by the plaintiff’s experts in a class action concerning panoramic sunroof fractures. He frequently uses statistical analyses in critiquing the proposed damages formulas submitted by opposing parties in class action suits. Mr. Gustafson is coauthor of “Use of Statistical Sampling in Litigation” and “Expert Analysis of Class Certification Issues,” both published in the Litigation Services Handbook: Sixth Edition. Prior to joining Analysis Group, Mr. Gustafson was the Tokyo-based business manager of an international nonprofit, and he taught economics as a course assistant at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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