CHICAGO – The Illinois
Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC) will present a pair of programs focusing
on mass toxic tort litigation March 9-10 in Chicago – one for counsel with
limited toxic tort litigation experience and one for more experienced counsel
practicing in this area.
Mass toxic tort cases
continue to be filed at a high rate, new trends regularly emerge in this
litigation and Illinois remains a jurisdictional hot spot for mass toxic tort
The first program targets
counsel with limited toxic tort litigation experience.
The March 9 session – The Beginner’s Guide to
Mass Toxic Tort Litigation – will be held at the offices of the ISBA Mutual
This seminar will offer details on the key stages
of a mass toxic tort case and explore the fundamental issues that arise in
Topics during this event will include “The
Defenses Available in Mass Toxic Tort Litigation,” “Deposing Witnesses in Mass
Toxic Tort Litigation,” “Conducting a Successful Case Investigation” and “Mass
Toxic Tort Science 101.”
The second session is geared for more
experienced counsel practicing in this area.
On March 10, IDC presents its Spring Symposium
at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center. This seminar will focus on mass
toxic tort litigation and will feature presentations from experienced toxic
tort defense attorneys, insurance carrier representatives and judges.
IDC members in private practice can attend for
only $195, non-members can attend for $295 and insurance/corporate professionals
can attend for $100.
The sessions are relevant for attorneys who
don’t practice in this area. Speakers will address a number of topics that are
relevant for any civil defense attorney. These topics include discovery,
spoliation of evidence, personal jurisdiction, evidence, proximate causation,
insurance coverage and ethical responsibilities.
As an additional benefit, anyone signing up
for the Spring Symposium can attend the Beginners Guide seminar at no additional
The IDC also will host an after-hours cocktail
reception at SPiN, a ping-pong social club, on March 9 following
the Beginner’s Guide seminar.
For additional information
on the events and to register, visit www.IADTC.org.