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Products Liability Claims

Navigating the law and strategies for effective case preparation and trial presentation

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    Whether it is something that can be bought in a store, a part in a machine, or an automobile, products liability claims can be complicated. Spend three hours learning how to bring a claim or defend one with an experienced panel of litigators.

    The panelists provide a roadmap for prosecuting and defending against product liability claims under Massachusetts law. The expert faculty offers key strategies for addressing the complex engineering, biomechanical and medical issues raised, for developing the accident facts, and for using expert witnesses. Learn about the various types of product defect theories and common defenses, challenges to expert opinions, the evaluation of third party indemnity claims relating to component suppliers and distributors, evidentiary issues such as recalls and other incidents and considerations for effective presentation at trial.

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    • 9:30 am - 9:35 am

      Welcome and Introductions

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    • 9:35 am - 10:15 am

      Handling Typical Claims, Theories of Recovery, and Common Defenses

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      • Handling Typical Claims Related to Design, Manufacture, and Warnings
      • Theories of Recovery under Massachusetts Law: Negligence, Breach of Warranty, and Ch. 93A
      • Common Defenses of Comparative Negligence, Assumption of Risk, and Sole Proximate Cause
    • 10:15 am - 10:30 am


    • 10:30 am - 11:15 am

      Assessing Indemnity Claims and Evidence Issues

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      • Assessing Indemnity Claims Between the Distributor and/or Supplier and the Manufacturer
      • Evidence Issues: Recalls, Other Similar Incidents, Compliance with Industry Standards/Regulations
      • Key Considerations for Presenting Evidence and Using Demonstratives for Trial
    • 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

      Working with Experts

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      • Consideration of, Selection of, and Working with Experts in Mechanical Engineering, Accident Reconstruction, Human Factors, Biomechanics, and More
      • Bringing and Defending Daubert/Lanigan Challenges to Experts and Related Summary Judgement Motions
      Marie E. Chafe, Esq., Cornell & Gollub , Boston
    • 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

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