We here at Abnormal Use
are sending one of our own – Stephanie Flynn
– to this year’s Joint CLE Seminar for the Environmental, Mass Torts and Products Liability Committees
held by the ABA’s
Section of Litigation. This year, the Joint CLE
Seminar is being held at the Silvertree
Hotel Conference Center in Snowmass
Village, Colorado, one of two favorite snowy destinations for this annual conference. The conference begins tonight with a welcome reception for all attendees and extends through Saturday with substantive presentations by all of the committees.
As we discovered last year
, this conference presents great opportunities for networking and becoming more involved in these worthwhile committees. In particular, we are looking forward to the break-out sessions for the Products Liability Committee, which will include a program devoted to understanding medical monitoring damages. This year’s discussion will include the state of the law, scientific understanding of disease processes, availability of testing for early detection, and risk/benefit analyses that can be employed by a court tasked with determining whether to award such damages. Then, there is a most informative Products Liability Year in Review, a presentation that we very much enjoyed last year. This presents a great opportunity to review the good, the bad, and the ugly from 2010 when it comes to products liability law.
If any of you, our dear readers, are also attending, please say hello! We would love the opportunity to get to know you. As for those of you who will not be able to join us in Colorado this year, keep an eye out for updates from us on the products liability presentations.