Shareholder Jason Kennedy to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Asbestos Litigation Risks: How Recent Changes in Asbestos Landscape May Affect Your Reserves and Litigation Exposure in 2019 and Beyond LIVE Webcast


Live Webcast
February 28, 2019

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that Jason Kennedy, Shareholder, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Asbestos Litigation Risks: How Recent Changes in Asbestos Landscape May Affect Your Reserves and Litigation Exposure in 2019 and Beyond LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET.

About Jason Kennedy 

Jason L. Kennedy is a shareholder in Segal McCambridge’s Chicago office focusing his practice on tort defense litigation with an emphasis in complex mass tort litigation, involving both products liability and premises liability claims. Mr. Kennedy also has significant experience representing clients in professional liability matters specific to architects and engineers, as well as construction and environmental litigation matters. He has been actively involved in trials and appeals in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, New York, California, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Mr. Kennedy oversees and manages the Indiana and Iowa asbestos litigation for the firm, serving as both national and local counsel for a variety of Fortune 500 companies.

Event Synopsis:

An asbestos-related case is among the most challenging lawsuits to litigate. Given its complex nature and statutes of limitations, proving or defending against an asbestos exposure claim can be arduous and divisive. In addition, recent developments that continue to shape the litigation landscape, significantly pose implications to the firms’ reserves and potential exposure to litigation risks.

Despite the decreased number of asbestos injury claims filed in 2018, companies must still not be complacent. They must keep themselves abreast of the emerging regulatory trends in the asbestos industry and to revisit their existing practices to mitigate possible risks. Likewise, litigators must be well-versed with the legal procedures and litigation know-hows to successfully bring out an asbestos lawsuit.

In a LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of the evolving risks in asbestos litigation. Speakers will also analyze recent cases and rulings and will present best litigation strategies that would help practitioners in this complex legal climate.

Key topics include:

1) Environmental Liabilities and Contaminated Water Supplies

2) Asbestos Litigation and Due Diligence

  • Recent Trends in Filings and Settlements of Asbestos Litigation
  • New Epidemiological Studies on Mesothelioma
  • Setting Reserves: How Long is a Long Tailed Asbestos Liability?
  • Asbestos Trusts: What’s Behind the Curtain?

3) Coal Due Diligence

  • CWP Issues
  • CWP Incidence and Recent Epidemiology
  • Forecasting CWP liabilities

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About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.