Product Liability Litigation: Comprehensive Guide and Strategies for Manufacturers
Every year, many products are being recalled from wide-range of consumer markets to ensure that manufacturers are keeping their products safe, credible and compliant with government regulations. Following such recalls is the inevitable personal injury litigation which can have huge, costly and far-reaching effects on manufacturers. To successfully navigate and survive the complex recall-related litigation, it is important to have a well-planned litigation strategy in place.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will discuss the recent trends and emerging issues in product liability litigation. They will provide a comprehensive guide and strategies in managing product liability claims and preparing for trial.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Pre-litigation and Post-Accident Investigation for Manufacturers
- Overview of Theories and Defenses
- Early Stage Litigation Considerations
- Recent Trends and Emerging Issues for Manufacturers
- Tender and Indemnification Strategies
Alston & Bird
- A primer on component part supplier liability for manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in the United States
- Overview of nationwide split on liability defenses available to suppliers of raw materials
- Current trends/cases in component part supplier defense area
Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP
- Overview of Theories and Defenses, recent trends and emerging issues (general)
- Pre-litigation and post-accident investigation steps
- Chain of distribution/tender/indemnification
Who Should Attend:
- Product Liability Lawyers
- Product Liability Officers
- Product Managers
- Quality Control Managers
- Operations Managers
- Public and Private Companies
- Multinational Companies
- Other related/interested Professionals and Organizations
Colin Kelly focuses his practice in the areas of product liability defense and mass/toxic torts and has bet-the-company crisis management experience. He is currently serving as national counsel to U-Haul International in its serious and fatal product liability matters in more than 10 states. Colin has a history of trying difficult cases in difficult places. Over the past four years, he has tried eight fatal cancer cases (four to verdict) in Boston, Baltimore, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Waycross, Georgia, for Union Carbide Corporation. He recently served as national coordinating counsel to a green technology company involved in consumer product-related lawsuits throughout the U.S. and Canada. Over the past decade, Colin has litigated complex matters for more than 10 different Fortune 500 companies and has prepared cases for trial in more than 25 states.
Colin Kelly focuses his practice in the areas of product liability defense and mass/toxic torts and has bet-the-company crisis management …
Judith A. Perritano is the Managing Partner of Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP. She has more than two decades of experience in the defense and trial of complex personal injury cases. Ms. Perritano handles a variety of multi-party cases, from pre-suit investigation through trial including Products Liability, toxic torts, automobile, eminent domain, and construction-related claims. She also defends various toxic tort claims including various environmental exposures, such as asbestos, carbon monoxide, latex and lead, allegations of “sick building syndrome”, and multiple chemical sensitivity. Additionally, Ms. Perritano is counsel to several asbestos clients in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.and serves as National Coordinating Counsel for an equipment manufacturer in asbestos litigation.
Ms. Perritano is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School, a member of the American Bar Association and Defense Research Institute and has been named a top rated products liability attorney in Boston by Super Lawyers.
Judith A. Perritano is the Managing Partner of Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP. She has more than two decades of …
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About Alston & Bird
Alston & Bird is a leading national law firm whose core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate and tax, with national industry focuses that include financial services, technology, health care, manufacturing, life sciences and energy. The firm has built a reputation as one of the country’s best employers, appearing on Fortune magazine’s ranking of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 18 consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment among law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Research Triangle, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.
About Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP
Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP is a full service civil litigation and trial firm based in Boston. With more than 20 attorneys, the firm aggressively defends clients in complex product liability, toxic tort, municipal liability and other specialty liability litigation. The attorneys also have extensive experience providing consultation and litigation services to businesses in areas ranging from contractual relations to employment practices. PDP’s smaller size fosters an atmosphere of efficiency, responsiveness, and personal connection not found in larger firms.
Founded in 1998, the firm represents a wide range of businesses, municipalities, governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, individuals, and their insurers.