HarrisMartin's New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference

Conference Agenda

Day 1, Monday, June 13, 2022

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

Breakfast Sponsored by Priority-One/Veritext

Priority-One/Veritext


8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Welcome By Co-Chairs

John C. Garde, McCarter & English, Newark, NJ
David Katzenstein, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Newark, NJ
Christopher M. Placitella, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., Red Bank, NJ
Joel R. Clark, McGivney, Kluger, Clark & Intoccia, P.C., Florham Park, NJ


8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
New Jersey Asbestos Litigation – Rules, Decisions, and Case Law to Know

• 90-day Window to File Personal Jurisdiction Motions
In re Accutane Impact on choice of law
Forum Non Conveniens and Alternative Exposures
• Use of De Bene Esse Deposition Transcripts at Summary Judgment
• Corporate Representative Depositions
Glenn V Chew Jr., O'Toole Scrivo, LLC, Cedar Grove, NJ
Dennis M. Geier, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., Red Bank NJ


9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Cross Claims: What Are They and How Do I Get Them?

Michael A. Posavetz, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Newark, NJ


10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Update from the Special Master - State of the Docket

Agatha N. Dzikiewicz, Special Master, New Jersey Superior Court, Middlesex County, New Brunswick, NJ
Christopher M. Placitella, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., Red Bank, NJ
Joel R. Clark, McGivney, Kluger, Clark & Intoccia, P.C., Florham Park, NJ


11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Relative Liability and Defenses in the Context of Independent Contractor Versus Premises Owner, or in the Alternative, Statute of Repose

Jeanine D. Clark, Margolis Edelstein, Mount Laurel, NJ
F. Alexander Eiden, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., Cherry Hill, NJ


11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
NY Experience of Standardizing Talc Discovery

• The Impact of Lanzo
Christopher S. Kozak, Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford P.C., Newark, NJ
Amber R. Long, Levy Konigsberg LLP, Lawrence Twp, NJ


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Devries United States Supreme Court Decision

• The Duty to Warn for Products You Did Not Manufacture or Supply
• How Devries Has Been Playing Out in Courts Around the Country
Christopher J. Keale, Tanenbaum Keale LLP, Newark, NJ
Darron E. Berquist, The Lanier Law Firm, New York


1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Depositions

Kevin Hoffman, McGivney Kluger Clark & Intoccia, P.C., Florham Park, NJ
Stephanie A. Divita, The Pascarella Law Group, PLLC, Holmdel, NJ


2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Refreshment Break

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Foreign and Military Sources of Non-Traditional Alternative Exposure

Thomas M. Toman Jr., Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP, Red Bank, NJ


2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Personal Jurisdiction Updates

Michelle Molinaro Burke, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP, Florham Park, NJ


3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Application of the Sophisticated User Doctrine and Statute of Repose

John C. McMeekin II, Rawle & Henderson, LLP, Philadelphia
Richard D. Picini, Caruso Smith Edell Picini, P.C., Fairfield, NJ


3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Ethics Considerations in Mass Tort Litigation

John C. Garde, McCarter & English, Newark, NJ
Lynne M. Kizis, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., Woodbridge, NJ


4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Cocktail Reception