“Daubertization” in Product Liability Litigation: How to Make it Work for Your Firm
Under Federal Rule of Evidence 702, district courts as gatekeepers have substantial discretion over the admissibility of expert testimonies in federal court cases. However, with the ever changing landscape of product liability litigation, district courts' efficiency in performing their gatekeeping duties may come into question.
In Carlson v. Bioremedi Therapeutic Systems, Inc., the Fifth Circuit concurred that district courts must conduct an on-the-record Daubert inquiry and provide reasons for the admission of the expert testimony. The Carlson decision is very significant for both plaintiffs and defendants as it would establish procedural requirements for gatekeepers to adhere in any case admission of expert opinion is involved. Thus, exploring all the possible litigation strategies for assessing the credibility of expert testimonies is very essential to avoid potential pitfalls and risks.
In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand the fundamental aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of "Daubertization" in Product Liability Litigation. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing effective litigation strategies.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- "Daubertization" in Product Liability Litigation - An Overview
- Federal Rule of Evidence 702
- On-the-record Daubert Determination
- Recent Court Decisions
- Best Litigation Strategies
Paul E. Wojcicki, Shareholder
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.
- What the Daubert regime is about and the current state of the law
- Is it trending up or tightening down or staying the same as it is applied
- How to use the Daubert
Robin Linley, Partner
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
- Canadian perspective where they don’t have Daubert
- Other strategies there to accomplish similar goals, timing issues.
- Experts & Challenges
Ariane Bisaillon, Attorney
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
- Civil law Quebec considerations
Who Should Attend:
- Product Liability Lawyers
- Product Liability Officers
- Product Managers
- Operations Managers
- Other related/interested Professionals and Organizations
Paul E. Wojcicki concentrates his practice in two primary areas: litigation and business counseling. Mr. Wojcicki’s litigation work includes complex commercial and consumer disputes, including class actions, products liability claims, and warranty and service contract actions. Based in Chicago, he represents companies large and small across a wide variety of industry sectors in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country. Utilizing the knowledge and insight gained over more than two decades in the courtroom, Mr. Wojcicki also counsels, guides and advises companies on a variety of topics, placing special emphasis on helping businesses manage and administer warranty and service contract programs more efficiently and in compliance with applicable regulations. He has been recognized as a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney and has been selected for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers list each year since 2005.
Paul E. Wojcicki concentrates his practice in two primary areas: litigation and business counseling. Mr. Wojcicki’s litigation work includes complex …
Robin Linley is a partner at the Canadian Law Firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University’s School of Law in Halifax, Nova Scotia as well as from Oxford University in England where he was awarded a masters degree in European and Comparative Law. He primarily represents pharmaceutical and medical device clients in the defence of serious personal injury cases involving allegations of failure to warn, negligent design and manufacture of medical devices. Robin also routinely provides advice on risk management, litigation avoidance strategies, government regulation and compliance, and product warnings and recalls. Many of his product liability cases are class actions that have a global component and in that context he frequently works with U.S. counsel on the execution and coordination of the Canadian defence.
Robin Linley is a partner at the Canadian Law Firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto. He is …
Ariane is an associate at the Canadian Law Firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Montreal. She is a graduate from Laval University in Quebec City and a member of the Quebec Bar. Her practice covers various aspects of civil and commercial law, with a particular focus on class actions and product liability cases. She advises national and foreign clients, including pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, banks and transportation companies on litigation defence, risk management and provincial and national regulatory compliance. She routinely works with U.S. counsel to coordinate the defence strategy and introduction of evidence in the defence of Canadian class actions derived from, or similar to, parallel U.S. proceedings.
Ariane is an associate at the Canadian Law Firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Montreal. She is a …
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