Toxic Torts Series

ADC Toxic Torts Series
Friday October 29, 2021
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join chairs Edward Tugade of Demler, Armstrong, and Yakov Wiegmann of Wilson Elser, for this exceptional program. We have a great line-up of speakers with topics that include the on-going challenges of the pandemic, deconstructing plaintiff's experts, recent legislative developments, the latest appellate decisions, recent and pending, and defense verdicts in the age of COVID.

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Registration Fee

$50.00     ADC Members
$67.50   Non-Members


 12:00pm - 12:05pm Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • Edward Tugade, Demler Armstrong & Rowland LLP
  • Yakov Wiegmann, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
 12:05pm - 12:30pm

Recent Legislative Developments
A discussion of legislation in Sacramento that may impact toxic tort litigation. 

  • Mike Belote, California Advocates
 12:30pm - 1:50pm

COVID-19 Updates and Overview
Pathologist Michele Carbone and occupational medicine specialist Dr. McCluskey will provide statistics, global trends, vaccine efficacy, boosters, variants and where we go from here.

  • James McCluskey, MD, MPH, PhD, University of S. Florida College of Public Health
  • Michele Carbone, MD, PhD, University of Hawaii Cancer Center


 1:50pm - 2:00pm Break
 2:00pm - 3:00pm Recent Developments in Cancer Causation
Join esteemed trial attorney, Lisa Oberg, regarding recent developments and discovery issues on cancer causation.
  • Lisa Oberg, Husch Blackwell
 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Appellate Decision, Recent and Pending
A discussion on decisions recently made, or under consideration by, California appeals courts. The cases address topics including expert witnesses, both at trial and at summary judgment; use of hearsay depositions from prior matters; and section 998 settlement offers.

  • Don Willenburg, Gordon, Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
3:30pm - 4:00pm

Spoliation From The Grave-Defending Against The Ghosts of Documents Lost, Discarded or Destroyed. 
Seasoned trial lawyer, Keith Reyen, will address how one trial lawyer is creating an evidentiary nightmare out of the mists of time.

  • Keith Reyen, Oium Reyen & Pryor
4:00pm - 4:15pm


4:15pm - 5:00pm

The Verdict Is In - Defense Verdicts in the Age of COVID
A discussion about winning trials in the age of COVID. 

  • John E. Rosenthal, Edlin Gallagher, Huie + Blum


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MCLE Information  

This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California and pending approval by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education in the amount of 3.5 hours. The ADCNCN certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California and the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education.


Registrants must cancel in writing at least one week prior to the seminar. Refunds less $25 processing fee.