Segal McCambridge Partners, Edward J. McCambridge, Christian H. Gannon and John A. LaBoon Will Be Featured Speakers at Mealey'sTM National Asbestos Litigation SuperConference

News

August 15, 2007

Segal McCambridge partners, Edward J. McCambridge, Christian H. Gannon and John A. LaBoon will be featured speakers at Mealey'sTM National Asbestos Litigation SuperConference, to be held on September 26-28, 2007 at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, AZ.

Mr. McCambridge will present during the session entitled, "Crunching The Numbers--The Financial Implications of Asbestos Litigation." Topics addressed will include:

• Affected parties impacted by the litigation
• The Next Targets: industries/sectors at risk
• New defendants being brought into litigation
• Future claims/cost forecasts
• Wall Street perspective on how to evaluate whether an asbestos tainted company is a good investment
• Evaluating the existing & future liability
• Sign/signals of growing liability

Mr. Gannon will present during the session entitled, "Suppliers, Distributors & Contractors--The Next Wave of Defendants?"  Topics addressed will include:

• Who are the new defendants that are being brought into the litigation?
• How to try and defend a case against suppliers, contractors and/or distributors
• Insurance coverage issues for suppliers, distributors and contractors
• Analysis of Continental Casualty v. Employers Insurance of Wausau
• Why more coverage is available for claims against contractors and installers than most insurance companies have admitted
• Insurance issues specific to new defendants
• Advice on ensuring that full coverage is available from the defendant's and other insurance companies

Mr. LaBoon will present during the session entitled, "Mock Trial:  Duty to Warn for External Insulation," where a panel of the nation's top judges and attorneys perform a mock trial on what various courts around the country are allowing as evidence under differing evidentiary standards.

Topics addressed will include:

• Can an equipment manufacturer defendant be held liable for thermal insulation or external flange gaskets used on or around their equipment when that defendant did not manufacture, sell or supply that thermal insulation or external flange gaskets?
• Are equipment manufacturers liable under Restatement of Torts 3d., Section 5 for thermal insulation or flange gaskets they did not manufacture, sell or supply if there use was foreseeable?

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