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HarrisMartin's Webinar Series: New Jersey Asbestos Litigation

Description

This event is CLE-accredited. For detailed information on your state's credit hours, click here.

Agenda:

2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
NJ Supreme Court Whelan Decision

• Plaintiff’s Perspective – What Has Changed? What is Needed at Deposition or Trial?
• Defendant’s Perspective Has Anything Changed? Cross Examination Needed to Support a MSJ?
Jared M. Placitella, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., Red Bank, NJ
Karen Stanzione, Reilly, McDevitt & Henrich, P.C., Cherry Hill, NJ


2:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Notes from the Middlesex County Special Master

• What Works Well in COVID-19
• What Needs Improvement
• Message – What to Expect from the Judge - Between Now and Court Reopening and Post-Pandemic
Agatha N. Dzikiewicz, Esq., Special Master, New Jersey Superior Court, Middlesex County, New Brunswick, NJ
Joel R. Clark, McGivney, Kluger, Clark & Intoccia, Florham Park, NJ
Christopher M. Placitella, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., Red Bank, NJ


2:40 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Ethics Session

• Multiple Case Negotiations - Ethical Concerns?
• Negotiations Since March 2020 - What Works and What Needs Improvement?
John C. Garde, McCarter & English, Newark, NJ
Lynne M. Kizis, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., Woodbridge, NJ


3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Jury Trials v. Bench Trials

• Pros and Cons of Each - Pre-COVID-19, Currently and Post-COVID-19
David Katzenstein, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Newark, NJ
Christopher M. Placitella, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., Red Bank, NJ


Cancellation Policy:
Registration for HarrisMartin's webinar series is non-refundable. If a registrant is unable to attend, a recording of the program will be sent to the attendee at a later date so that he/she will still be able to obtain CLE credits. Please Note: Substitutions may be made at any time.

Contributors

  • John C. Garde, McCarter & English, Newark, NJ

    Over more than 30 years of practice, John Garde has successfully defended clients in products liability litigation with an emphasis on the national defense of pharmaceutical product liability litigation and the coordination of mass tort product liability litigation involving occupational exposures.

  • David Katzenstein, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Newark, NJ

    David Katzenstein is a litigator with over 35 years of experience in the defense of personal injury and commercial cases in New Jersey and New York, during which he has tried many cases to verdict. David has also served and tried cases as joint medical counsel in New Jersey and is currently national coordinating counsel for several clients in mass tort litigation.

  • Joel R. Clark, McGivney, Kluger, Clark & Intoccia, Florham Park, NJ

    Joel Clark is a Senior Partner in MKCI’s Florham Park, NJ office, and has been with the firm since 1996. He represents major corporate and industrial clients, as well as small “mom and pop” businesses involved in product liability, toxic tort, and environmental litigation. Joel provides a first class defense for his clients on both a regional and national basis, as he serves as National Coordinating Counsel for both talc and asbestos litigants and has traveled all over the country defending their interests.

  • Christopher M. Placitella, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., Red Bank, NJ

    Christopher M. Placitella is a shareholder in the law firm and an accomplished trial lawyer with a nationwide reputation as one of the country’s leading legal authorities on mass tort, class actions, and cases about asbestos-related diseases. He represents individuals injured by defective products and drugs, toxic substances, and environmental contamination. Chris has been counsel on numerous landmark cases that have changed the law in favor of the consumer and wrongfully injured.

  • Agatha N. Dzikiewicz, Esq., Special Master, New Jersey Superior Court, Middlesex County, New Brunswick, NJ

  • Lynne M. Kizis, Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., Woodbridge, NJ

    Lynne M. Kizis is co-chair of the firm's Mass Tort/Class Action team and has been an attorney at Wilentz since 1989. Practicing at the forefront of complex, mass tort and class action litigation, for over 30 years Ms. Kizis has represented victims of occupational and environmental illness and defective products in trial and appellate courts in New Jersey and in federal courts.

  • Jared M. Placitella, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., Red Bank, NJ

    Jared M. Placitella is an Associate with Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., practicing primarily in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He represents individuals in complex civil litigation, including class actions, asbestos, and other mass tort claims, as well as products liability and catastrophic injury claims.

  • Karen Stanzione, Reilly, McDevitt & Henrich, P.C., Cherry Hill, NJ

    Karen’s areas of concentration include toxic tort litigation, medical malpractice, professional liability, premises liability, motor vehicle liability, products liability and general insurance defense. She serves as local and national counsel for several defendants. She has argued before the Appellate and Supreme Courts of New Jersey. She serves on the New Jersey Asbestos Advisory Committee which acts as a liaison between the Court and the larger defense bar. Ms. Conte has been asked to speak on a range of topics at various CLEs.

February 11, 2021
Thu 2:00 PM EST

Duration 2H 0M

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