2008 EMERGING ISSUES IN MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION TORT TRIAL & INSURANCE PRACTICE SECTION PRODUCTS, GENERAL LIABILITY AND CONSUMER LAW COMMITTEE AND THE AUTOMOBILE LAW COMMITTEE PRESENTS April 9-11, 2008 Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa Phoenix, Arizona Bringing Together Plaintiffs 9 Attorneys, Defense Attorneys, and Insurance and Corporate Counsel for the Exchange of Information and Ideas Welcome Welcome Dear Friends and Colleagues: Be sure to set aside April 9th through April 11th, 2008 to attend the premiere national CLE event in automotive products liability litigation. This annual program will once again take place at the legendary Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa. This is a must-attend event if you practice products liability law, whether for the Plaintiffs, the Defendants, in-house, or for Insurance Companies.
This year 9s program includes some of the top trial and appellate lawyers in the business, including our featured presenter, former Solicitor General and current Dean of Pepperdine Law School, Kenneth Starr. Dean Starr will discuss the most recent trends in punitive damage awards. The program also features ten In-house Counsel from seven automotive manufacturers, as well as, nationally recognized experts in biomechanics, accident reconstruction, animations, rollover testing, materials sciences, and FMVSS regulations.
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special treat this year, on April 9th, Exponent (Failure Analysis Associates) is opening the doors to its Phoenix facility for a live demonstration of one of its state-of-the-art test apparatuses. Exponent will provide round-trip transportation from the Biltmore, and lunch at the site. This event is open to all ABA program attendees.<br><br> Some of the other topics to be covered include; The inside view from in-house counsel on whether to settle or try cases; Women in the role of first chair trial lawyer, case-handler, and expert witness; FMVSS regulatory update; Rollover and roof crush analysis and much more! In addition to the excellent substance and spectacular locale, the TIPS Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Program will be held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa concurrently with our program. This allows us to offer you the double networking opportunities and twice the CLE credits all in one place!<br><br> We will host a joint cocktail reception on Thursday evening for all attendees. The ABA offers a special discount for anyone interested in attending both programs. In addition, law firms and companies that register two or more lawyers for our Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation Program and the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Program will receive a $100 discount for each registrant.<br><br> As well, TIPS members who have registered for either program may purchase the materials for the other program at the substantially reduced rate of $85. It 9s a great program, attended by great people in a great venue! So mark your calendars for April 9-11, 2008 and you won 9t be disappointed!<br><br> H. Grant Law, Program Co-Chair Gary M. Pappas, Program Co-Chair Shook Hardy & Bacon LLPCarlton Fields PA San Francisco, CAMiami, FL F ACULTY F ACULTY Alina Alonso Carlton Fields, PA Miami, Florida Ruth E.<br><br> Anderson Nissan North America Inc. Farmington Hills, Michigan Edward M. Caulfield Packer Engineering Inc.<br><br> Naperville, Illinois Sandra G. Ezell Bowman and Brooke LLP Richmond, Virginia James P. Feeney Dykema Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Stephen J.<br><br> Fenton Kineticorp, LLC Denver, Colorado George Feygin Nissan North America Farmington Hills, Michigan Emily Frascaroli Ford Motor Company Dearborn, Michigan Mark J. Goldzweig Kia Motors of America Irvine, California Ervin A. Gonzalez Colson, Hicks, Eidson Coral Gables, Florida Steven L.<br><br> Grey Isuzu Motors America, Inc. Cerritos, California Gregory P. Huber Lytal, Reiter, Clark, Fountain and Williams, LLP West Palm Beach, Florida Erika Z.<br><br> Jones Mayer Brown, LLP Washington, D.C. Douglass B. Lampe Ford Motor Company Dearborn, Michigan Robert E.<br><br> Larson Exponent (Failure Analysis Associates) Phoenix, Arizona H. Grant Law Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. San Francisco, California Francis M.<br><br> McDonald, Jr. Carlton Fields, P.A. Orlando, Florida Kevin M.<br><br> McDonald Volkswagen of America, Inc. Auburn Hills, Michigan Elizabeth V. McNulty Snell and Wilmer, LLP Costa Mesa, California Scott P.<br><br> Nealey Lieff, Cabraser, Heiman & Bernstein San Francisco, California Gary M. Pappas Carlton, Fields, PA Miami, Florida Robert W. Powell Ford Motor Company Dearborn, Michigan David M.<br><br> Rice Carroll, Burdick, & McDonough, LLP San Francisco, California David Rogers Campbell, Campbell, Edwards and Conroy Boston Massachusetts Kevin C. Schiferl Locke, Reynolds, LLP Indianapolis, Indiana Dr. Jost J.<br><br> Schmitt BMW Federal Republic of Germany William cMike d Scott Biodynamic Research Corporation San Antonio, Texas Kenneth W. Starr Dean, Pepperdine University School of Law and Of Counsel, Kirkland and Ellis, LLP Los Angeles, California Thomas N. Vanderford Hyundai Motor America Fountain Valley, California Tammy B.<br><br> Webb Shook, Hardy, & Bacon L.L.P. San Francisco, California James Yukevich Yukevich, Calfo, and Cavanaugh Los Angeles, California Gregory T. Zele Lytal, Reiter, Clark, Fountain and Williams, LLP West Palm Beach, Florida 1.<br><br> REGISTRANT: (Please print or type one form per person; photocopy this form for additional registrants) LAST NAMEFIRST NAME MI NAME AS YOU WISH IT TO APPEAR ON YOUR BADGE FIRM/COMPANY WHAT STATE(S) ARE YOU LICENSED IN? ADDRESS CITY STATEZIP (AREA CODE) BUSINESS TELEPHONEFACSIMILE E-MAIL ADDRESS SPOUSE OR GUEST (PRINT AS YOU WISH NAMES TO APPEAR ON NAME BADGE) Are you attending your first TIPS Motor Vehicle Program? ____Yes ____No ______I am a member of the ABA and wish to join the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section.<br><br> I have enclosed a separate check for $50 made payable to the American Bar Association. 2. REGISTRATION FEES: On or Before After 3/14/08 3/14/08 QTY TOTAL Registration Fee per TIPS Member$550$575__________ General Attendee$600$625__________ Government Employee$425$450__________ Insurance Company Employee$425$450__________ Law Student$225$250__________ SubTotal ______ Field Trip to Exponent (Failure Analysis Associates) (transportation and on-site lunch provided) ____Yes ____No If someone else from your firm or company is attending the Emerging Issues in Toxic Torts Litigation Program, you are each enti - tled to a $100 discount off the registration fee (see details inside) In order to receive the above discount, both registrations must be submitted at the same time and entered on the same day.<br><br> 3. MATERIALS (CD-ROM Only) I will not be attending the meeting and wish to order program materials 2008 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation Program Materials $125__________ I have registered for the 2008 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation Meeting and also wish to order program materials for the 2008 Emerging Issues in Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Program. TIPS Member$85__________ Non-TIPS Member$125__________ SubTotal ______ 4.<br><br> TOTAL PAYMENT TOTAL Total ______ (Add subtotals 2 and 3) 5. PAYMENT INFORMATION ____Check (made payable to the ABA)____American Express _____MasterCard _____VISA Credit Card Number__________________________________________________________________ Expiration Date ______________ Signature ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ THREE WAYS TO REGISTER 1. ONLINE: www.abanet.org/tips or www.corpgovern.org 2.<br><br> MAIL:2008 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section 321 North Clark Street 18th Floor Chicago, IL 60610 3. FAX: 312/988-6230 Registration Form ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) 2008 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation April 9-11, 2008 Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa 3 Phoenix, AZ REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 14, 2008HOTEL DEADLINE: MARCH 7, 2008 program Agenda WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2008 12:30-3:30 p.m. FIELD TRIP TO EXPONENT (FAILURE ANALYSIS ASSOCIATES), PHOENIX, AZ: OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES Biomechanics, Electronics and Vehicle Test Demonstration at one of the largest independent crash testing and engineering facilities in the nation.<br><br> (Transportation and on-site lunch provided) 3:00-6:00 p.m. EARLY REGISTRATION THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2008 7:00-8:00 a.m. REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 8:00-8:15 a.m.<br><br> OPENING REMARKS & WELCOME Gary M. Pappas, Program Co-Chair Carlton, Fields, P.A., Miami, Florida H. Grant Law, Program Co-Chair Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP San Francisco, California Peter Bennett, TIPS Section Chair Bennett Law Firm Portland, Maine 8:15-9:10 a.m.<br><br> cPUNISH FOR WHAT? d: MAKING SENSE OF PUNITIVE DAMAGES AFTER CAMPBELL AND WILLIAMS Twice in the last five years the U.S. Supreme Court has provided guidance as to the law of punitive damages. Or has it?<br><br> Especially given that almost half of the justices themselves seem to disagree on what due process now requires, practitioners can be forgiven for feeling uncertain as well. This discussion, led by one experienced corporate litigator and one former Solicitor General, will provide a comprehensive update on this rapidly changing area of law. Kenneth W.<br><br> Starr Dean, Pepperdine University School of Law Of Counsel, Kirkland and Ellis, LLP Los Angeles, California Robert W. Powell Office of the General Counsel,Ford Motor Company, Advanced Motions and Appeals Group Dearborn, Michigan 9:10-9:40 a.m. ON AND OFF-ROAD ROLLOVERS; A DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF ROOF CRUSH ENERGY AND DEFORMATION Are there significant differences in the amount of energy developed in an off-road vs.<br><br> on-road rollover? And what is the influence on vehicle? deformation?<br><br> And more importantly, how does this impact the decisions of the experts? Exponent engineer Robert Larson, a cRising Star d, with special expertise in analyzing vehicle dynamics in testing and real-world environ- ments, will tackle the challenges arising out of ctrip terrain d disputes and why Exponent 9s recent testing and analysis may finally shed light on the calculation of drag factor in a rollover crash involving uneven terrain. Robert E.<br><br> Larson P.E. Exponent (Failure Analysis Associates) Phoenix, Arizona 9:40 -10:30 a.m. FMVSS REGULATORY UPDATES: WHAT 9S GOING TO BE STRONGER, WHAT 9S GOING TO BE BETTER, AND WHAT 9S PREEMPTED Hear from two former NHTSA in-house counsel as they team up to give you the latest information on NHTSA rulemaking and enforcement, including roof and seat strength requirements, ESC, tire-pressure monitoring, bumper compatibility, side-impact protection, csmart airbags d, and more.<br><br> Erika Z. Jones George Feygin Mayer Brown, LLPNissan North America Washington, D.C.Farmington Hills, Michigan 10:30-10:40 a.m. BREAK 10:40-11:10 a.m.<br><br> DOES BIOMECHANICS PASS THE DAUBERT (AND FRYE ) REQUIREMENTS? More and more experts in biomechanics are being challenged in pre-trial Daubert and Frye hearings. Some are being criticized for being an engineer with no medical degree, while others are called to task for being a medical doctor with little or no engineering background.<br><br> Hear how some experts are no longer relying on just retaining attorneys to respond to admissibility challenges, but rather are putting together their own cDaubert packages d to ensure that the trial judge has all the information she/he needs to reach the right decision. William cMike d Scott Biodynamic Research Corporation San Antonio, Texas 11:10-11:45 a.m. cWHAT WERE THEY THINKING? d TOP TEN TRIAL BLUNDERS We have all heard our share of ctop ten d lists, but probably not one quite like this.<br><br> Jim Yukevich, who has tried cases involving a diverse array of products such as automobiles, ATVs, tires, industrial machines and rollercoasters, is as experienced a storyteller as he is a trial lawyer. He will share stories of some of the more notable trial blunders he has observed over the course of his career. Some stories will make you laugh, some will make you cringe, but they all will make you wonder, cwhat were they thinking? d James Yukevich Yukevich, Calfo, and Cavanaugh Los Angeles, California 11:45a.m.-1:00 p.m.<br><br> LUNCH BREAK (Provided) 1:00-1:30 p.m. FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SEVERITY OF REAL-WORLD ROLLOVERS: Kineticorp 9s SAE paper, cImage Analysis of Rollover Crash Tests Using Photogrammetry d was recently selected to receive the Arch T. Colwell Merit Award, to be presented at the SAE 2008 World Congress.<br><br> Mr. Fenton 9s ABA program is the cvisual version d of that paper and includes video analysis of several real-world rollovers and a dolly rollover, as well as mathematical modeling to determine which characteristics of these crashes contributed to their severity. Stephen J.<br><br> Fenton, P.E., President and Principal Engineer Kineticorp, LLC- Forensic Engineering and Visualization Denver, Colorado 1:30-2:20 p.m. MARS VS. VENUS: THE WOMAN 9S ROLE AS A FIRST CHAIR TRIAL LAWYER, CASE-HANDLER AND EXPERT WITNESS; WITH PERSPECTIVES FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE Hear from three nationally recognized attorneys about the challenges women face in litigation, how they are responding to those challenges, and what it is like for a male trial lawyer to adapt to dealing with women in a practice area that has been historically dominated by men.<br><br> Sandra G. Ezell Ervin A. Gonzalez Bowman and Brooke, LLPColson, Hicks, Eidson Richmond, VirginiaCoral Gables, Florida Emily Frascaroli Ford Motor Company, Office of General Counsel Dearborn, Michigan 2:20-2:55 p.m.<br><br> BLOWOUT! SORTING OUT LIABILITY AND CAUSATION WHEN BOTH TIRE DESIGN AND TIRE REPAIRS ARE AT ISSUE What do you when the source of a tire failure appears to be a bad repair, but the tire design itself is not immune from criticism? And then what if the manufacturer declines to point the finger at the sales/repair facility, which also happens to be a customer of the manufacturer?<br><br> Hear a first-hand account from two plaintiff 9s attorneys who faced just such a situation, and find out how it all turned out. Gregory T. Zele Gregory P.<br><br> Huber Lytal, Reiter, Clark, Fountain Lytal, Reiter, Clark, Fountain and Williams, LLP and Williams, LLP West Palm Beach, FloridaWest Palm Beach, Florida 2:55-3:05 p.m. BREAK 3:05-3:45 p.m. FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS IN PRODUCTS LITIGATION: WHAT YOU SEE IS NICE, WHAT 9S COVERED IS VITAL .<br><br> . . HOW TO CROSS AND COUNTER A mechanical engineer and experienced trial counsel team up on this interesting and stimulating presentation that will examine the issue of Finite Element Analysis and its current and historical usage in automotive product design.<br><br> With more mention of FEA in design documents and discovery, understanding the subject and its implications in handling automotive design cases is of growing importance. Kevin C. Schiferl Edward M.<br><br> Caulfield, Ph.D. Locke, Reynolds, LLP Packer Engineering Inc. Indianapolis, IndianaNaperville, Illinois 3:45-4:20 p.m.<br><br> RECENT TRENDS IN AUTOMOTIVE CLASS ACTIONS Class action lawsuits, particularly those grounded in alleged consumer protection act violations, have continued to thrive despite recent legislative reforms. This program will provide an overview of developments in the class actions arena as they relate to automobile manufacturers. Robert W.<br><br> Powell Tammy B. Webb Ford Motor Company, Advanced Shook, Hardy, & Bacon, LLP Motions and Appeals Group, San Francisco, California Office of the General Counsel Dearborn, Michigan 4:20-5:00 p.m. cWE'RE HOPELESSLY DEADLOCKED YOUR HONOR d 4 NOW WHAT?<br><br> HUNG JURIES IN AUTO PRODUCTS CASES From compelling statistics on hung juries, to the law that trial judges must follow, to competing interests when juries are deadlocked, this presentation gets to the heart of hung juries and offers practical strategies for dealing with deadlocks. Francis M. McDonald, Jr.<br><br> Alina Alonso Carlton Fields, P.A Carlton Fields, P.A. Orlando, FloridaMiami, Florida 5:00 p.m. ADJOURN 6:00-7:30 p.m.<br><br> COCKTAIL RECEPTION (Joint reception with the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee Meeting Attendees) FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2008 7:45-8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 8:30-9:20 a.m. RECENT VERDICTS IN AUTO PRODUCTS TRIALS These top plaintiff and defense trial lawyers will update you with highlights from the most important and most recent automotive products liability trial verdicts.<br><br> Scott Nealey will cover the big-ticket plaintiffs 9 verdicts, letting you know what worked with judges and juries so that the defendants were held responsible and the plaintiffs were justly compensated. David Rogers will cover the blockbuster defense verdicts, highlighting the winning strategies that protected the deep-pocket defendants from cjackpot justice d. Plaintiff Wins!Plaintiff Loses!<br><br> Scott P. Nealey David Rogers Lieff, Cabraser, Heiman & Bernstein Campbell, Campbell, Edwards San Francisco, California and Conroy, PC Boston, Massachusetts 9:20-9:55 a.m. APPELLATE CASE LAW UPDATE Mr.<br><br> Rice will get you current on all the latest appellate developments in the world of auto products liability, including what claims are and aren 9t preempted, which states are moving towards adoption of the Consumer Expectations Test, and what evidence exclusions are and aren 9t being sustained on appeal. David M. Rice Carroll, Burdick, & McDonough, LLP San Francisco, California 9:55-10:05 a.m.<br><br> BREAK 10:05:10:40 a.m. SUPERSIZE MY SEATBELT! WAIT, WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS?!<br><br> How is the automotive industry responding to claims that it is not designing restraint systems to accommodate our cgrowing d population? What risks to children and small-statured adults may be created by building a bigger seatbelt? These questions and more will be answered in this informative presentation by experienced trial counsel in automotive restraint design cases.<br><br> James P. Feeney Elizabeth V. McNulty DykemaSnell and Wilmer, LLP Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Costa Mesa, California 10:40-11:40a.m.<br><br> IN HOUSE COUNSEL PANEL: cSHOULD WE TRY IT OR BUY IT d? This esteemed panel of in-house counsel from seven different manufacturers will provide their insights into the decision-making process for trying and settling cases. They will discuss issues such as: cDo we get more long-term value from trying a case against a known plaintiff attorney, even if we lose? d; cHow do we convince the other side that the money we offer today is going to be the same or more than we offer on the court-house steps? d; and, cAt what point is a confidentiality clause a deal breaker? d This is a must-attend program for anyone interested in knowing the ins and outs of case evaluation from the manufacturer 9s side.<br><br> Moderators:H. Grant Law, Program Co-Chair Shook, Hardy, & Bacon, LLP San Francisco, California Gary M. Pappas, Program Co-Chair Carlton, Fields, P.A.<br><br> Miami, Florida Panelists:Ruth E. Anderson Nissan North America Inc., Senior Counsel Farmington Hills, Michigan Mark J. Goldzweig Kia Motors of America, Assistant General Counsel Irvine, California Steven L.<br><br> Grey Isuzu Motors America, Inc. Cerritos, California Douglass B. Lampe Ford Motor Company, Office of the General Counsel Dearborn, Michigan Kevin M.<br><br> McDonald Volkswagen of America, Inc. Office of the General Counsel Auburn Hills, Michigan Dr. Jost J.<br><br> Schmitt BMW, President and Officer Federal Republic of Germany Thomas N. Vanderford Hyundai Motor America, Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel Fountain Valley, California 11:40 a.m. ADJOURN General Information General Information HOTEL DEADLINE: MARCH 7, 2008 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 14, 2008 ADVANCE REGISTRATION Visit the TIPS website to register at www.abanet.org/tips or complete the registration form included in this brochure for the c2008 EMERGING ISSUES IN MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION d to be held at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona.<br><br> The registration fee includes admission to the program, course materials, continental breakfast, breaks, and welcome reception. If you wish to have your name appear on the pre-registration list distributed at the program, ALL registration forms must be received no later than the registration deadline of March 14, 2008 . Registration reservations will be confirmed in writing within 10 business days.<br><br> ON-SITE REGISTRATION On-site registrations will be accepted if space is available. Call Donald Quarles at 312/988-5708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, 72 hours prior to the program to confirm that space is available. On-site registrants must pay the program fee by credit card or check made payable to the American Bar Association.<br><br> A $25 fee will be charged to individuals registering on-site. REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS Law firms or companies that register two (2) or more lawyers for the Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation and Toxic Torts conference will receive a $100 discounts for each registrant. In order to receive this discount and pay in full, you must send in payments and registration forms for both meetings at the same time.<br><br> Advance Registration only. This opportunity will not be available on-site. CANCELLATION POLICY No registration fee refunds will be granted for cancellations received after March 14, 2008 .<br><br> In order to receive a refund (less a $100 administrative fee), the ABA must receive written cancellation by March 14, 2008 . Registrants who are unable to attend may send a substitute or will receive course materials in lieu of a refund. HOTEL INFORMATION For Reservations call 602/955-6600 A limited number of rooms have been blocked for program registrants of the ABA 2008 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation Program at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, 24 Street and Missouri, Phoenix, AZ 85016 for a hotel room rate of $295 single/double plus 12.07% tax, identify yourself as attending the American Bar Association 2008 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation when making reservations.<br><br> For reservations, please call the hotel directly at 602/955-6600. The room block will be held until exhausted or until Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. (CST) .<br><br> After the meeting specified hotel deadline, reservations will be confirmed based on availability. Hotel check-in is 4:00 p.m. and checkout is 12:00 p.m.<br><br> (noon). All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card or deposit check. 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Registration fees must be paid in full before registrants can receive credit.<br><br> You may contact Donald Quarles at 312/988-5708 two weeks prior to the conference for confirmation of the number of CLE credit hours request- ed by the ABA or credits approved by any particular state. MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION For more information about membership in the ABA or the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), please visit us online at www.abanet.org/tips/memberapp.html or call 1-800-285-2221. Membership in TIPS includes three industry-leading periodicals, discounts of up to 20% on many TIPS CLE programs, and other career and practice- enhancing benefits.<br><br> Join TIPS today! PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Services for persons with disabilities are available. If special arrangements are required for an individual to attend this program, please notify the ABA promptly at 312/988-5708.<br><br> Reasonable advance notice is requested. GET CONNECTED WITH TIPS! 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