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Perrin Conferences’ Agenda Delivers Key Perspectives in the Food, Beverage & Hospitality Litigation Industries

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 04, 2016 -- Perrin Conferences' Food & Beverage Litigation Conference: A Look at Hospitality, Liquor and Food Liability will be held on October 18, 2016 at the New York Athletic Club. This prestigious annual conference assembles leaders in U.S. food, beverage and hospitality litigation, including many prominent plaintiff and defense attorneys, in-house counsel and insurance professionals.

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Expert Panel Presentation and Mock Trial Exercise Regarding Recent Talc Discoveries Revealed at Perrin Conferences’ National Asbestos Litigation Conference

Berwyn, PA August 3, 2016 -- Recent discoveries and the latest trends in talcum powder litigation will be discussed at Perrin Conferences’ Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook. A panel of medical experts has been assembled to discuss both industrial and cosmetic talcum powder and its alleged causation of various types of cancers. A mock trial featuring a female plaintiff diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma supposedly caused by asbestos contaminated talc products will follow, and will include presentations before live jurors by plaintiff and defense counsel.

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Perrin Conferences’ National Construction Defect Conference: Packed Agenda with Multiple In-House Counsel and Insurance Professional Perspectives

June 26, 2016 Perrin Conferences’ 2nd Annual National Construction Defect Conference has been scheduled for November 16-18, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This conference assembles leading lawyers on both sides of the bar, judges, insurance professionals and in-house counsel who will all be engaging in discussions regarding the status of construction defect litigation and coverage issues around the country.

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Perrin Conferences to Host Free CLE Webinar on Cyber Security Threats and Litigation

On Thursday, April 28, 2016 Perrin Conferences will host a free live CLE webinar featuring expert panelists in the various fields surrounding cyber security and data privacy litigation. The damaging consequences of a cyber-attack on both consumers and corporations can be astronomical. It is imperative that companies take the appropriate steps to protect themselves against liability exposures caused by cyber-security threats, and know how to respond when a data breach occurs.

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Top Litigators and Environmental Experts Discuss Flint Water Crisis in Upcoming Perrin Conferences Webinar

March 31, 2016. Perrin Conferences, the established leader in joint plaintiff and defense litigation education programs, is pleased to present a webinar regarding the legal implications of the Flint, MI water crisis as well as an informative discussion of past versus present lead contamination issues nationally. The webinar will take place on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 2:00-3:30PM EST.

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Perrin Conferences Sets Dynamic Agenda for Beverly Hills Asbestos Litigation Conference: March 14-15

BERWYN, PA – February 3, 2016 – Perrin Conferences, the established leader in joint plaintiff and defense litigation conferences, continues to raise the bar at the 6th annual Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigcation Conference with a lineup of the industry's foremost experts, scheduled for March 14-15, 2016.

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Perrin Conferences Drives Increasing E-Cigarette Awareness Among Litigators & Constituents

BERWYN, PA – January 15, 2016 – On February 3, 2016, Perrin Conferences, the nation's leader in joint plaintiff and defense litigation conferences, holds its first E-Cigarette Webinar addressing the looming legal and scientific storm.

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Additional Speakers Announced: Perrin Conferences “Challenges Facing the Food & Beverage Industries in Complex Consumer Litigations” Conference November 10 in Washington, D.C.

Perrin Conferences announced today additional speakers have been added to their annual conference “Challenges Facing the Food & Beverage Industries in Complex Consumer Litigations” taking place November 10 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.

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Perrin Conferences Announces "Challenges Facing the Food & Beverage Industries in Complex Consumer Litigations" Conference November 10 in Washington, D.C.

Perrin Conferences announced today its annual conference "Challenges Facing the Food & Beverage Industries in Complex Consumer Litigations" will take play November 10 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.

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2015 National Asbestos Litigation Conference Faculty List the "Who's Who" of Asbestos Litigation Leaders

Perrin Conferences' 2015 Asbestos Litigation Conference sets the bar for the caliber and expertise of its conference faculty, as well as a program of unparalleled breadth and depth.

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Perrin Conferences Expands Business Development Team with Addition of Robyn A. Addis

BERWYN, PA – July 28, 2015 – Perrin Conferences, the leading national provider of joint plaintiff/defendant litigation conferences, announced today that Robyn A. Addis has joined the company as Director of Business Development and Marketing.

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Perrin Conferences Announces Launch of Inaugural Construction Defects Conference - Perrin Conferences' 1st Annual National Construction Defects Conference agenda unveils a dynamic array of preeminent speakers and programs that will address critical issues impacting the construction defects industry.

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Perrin Conferences Releases Hotly-Anticipated Agenda for 2015 National Asbestos Litigation Conference - Comprising a veritable Who’s Who of asbestos litigation experts, Perrin Conferences’ 2015 Asbestos Litigation Conference agenda unveils a wide array of dynamic speakers and cutting-edge programs taking place in San Francisco from September 28-30, 2015. In 2014, this national conference drew record attendance of more than 500 leading attorneys and asbestos-industry professionals from across the U.S.

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Perrin Conferences’ Class Action Litigation Conference Draws Multi-Sector Participation

BERWYN, PA – April 15, 2015 – Perrin Conferences will hold its first annual Class Action Litigation Conference in Chicago on May 6-7, 2015.

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Record Number of Attendees at Perrin Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference

Berwyn, PA, April 6, 2015 — Perrin Conferences, acclaimed leader in joint plaintiff/defendant litigation conferences, welcomed more than 400 attendees to its Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference. Attendance has increased 45% since this conference was first launched five years ago.

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Perrin Conferences Sets Full Agenda for Beverly Hills Asbestos Litigation Conference: March 16-17

BERWYN, PA – February 5, 2015 – Perrin Conferences, the nation’s leader in joint plaintiff and defense litigation conferences, will host its annual Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference scheduled for March 16-17, 2015 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

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Perrin Conferences Sets Miami Venue for 2015 Product Liability Conference, Feb. 26 – 27

BERWYN, PA – January 16, 2015 – Perrin Conferences, leading national provider of joint plaintiff/defendant litigation conferences, announced its Product Liability Conference is set for February 26 – 27, 2015, at the James Royal Palm in Miami, Florida.

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Perrin Conferences Webinar to Explore Drone/Unmanned Aircraft Legal and Liability Issues

Berwyn, PA – January 12, 2015 – Perrin Conferences Legal Webinar Series today announced it will feature a discussion on Drones/Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Emerging Legal Issues and Liability, scheduled for January 29, 2015, at 2:00 PM EST. The session will be hosted by three nationally recognized authorities on allowable uses of drones and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and will focus on the rapidly escalating legal, regulatory, and liability issues associated with a wave of new products entering the market.

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Perrin Conferences 2015 Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference Returns to Wilmington, DE, January 28th

BERWYN, PA – January 7, 2015 – Perrin Conferences, leading national provider of joint plaintiff/defendant litigation conferences, announces its annual Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference will be held January 28, 2015, at Chase Center on the Riverside in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Prominent Speakers Take Center Stage at Perrin Conferences’ NY Asbestos Litigation Conference, December 2nd

Berwyn, PA – November 13, 2014 – Perrin Conferences, nationally acclaimed leader in joint plaintiff /defense conferences, has assembled a preeminent lineup of speakers for its 4th Annual Litigating Asbestos Cases in Today’s Environment Featuring Insights from the Bench: The Judicial Perspective set for Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan. The conference will feature discussion among renowned litigators, industry executives, and members of the bench whose actions and rulings affect thousands of individuals and businesses impacted by asbestos litigation each year.

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Perrin Conferences’ 4th Annual New York Asbestos Litigation Conference Draws 7 Judges, Special Master as Speakers

Berwyn, PA – October 22, 2014 – Perrin Conferences, renowned leader in joint plaintiff/defendant litigation conferences, today announced its fourth annual Litigating Asbestos Cases in Today’s Environment Featuring Insights from the Bench: The Judicial Perspective, scheduled for Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan.

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Second Annual Axis Construction Conference to Examine Risk, Litigation Strategies, and Emerging Trends in the Industry

Berwyn, PA – September 30, 2014 –Perrin Conferences, acclaimed leader in plaintiff/defense litigation conferences, is pleased to announce the Second Annual Axis Construction Conference scheduled for October 21-22, 2014, at the InterContinental San Francisco Hotel in San Francisco, California.

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Perrin Conferences Announces Record Registered Attendance for Asbestos Litigation Conference 2014

Berwyn, PA, August 15, 2014 — Perrin Conferences, acclaimed leader in joint plaintiff/defendant litigation conferences, today announced a record attendance of more than 425 registered participants for its sixth annual Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook. The conference will take place September 8-10, 2014, at the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel. With nearly four weeks to go, this year's attendance is on track to beat last year's final tally of more than 500 attendees, which was the previous all-time high for the event.

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11 Judges to Attend Perrin Conferences’ Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook

BERWYN, PA – July 16, 2014 – Perrin Conferences today announced 11 judges, from the East, Central, and West regions of the United States, will attend its annual Asbestos Litigation Conference, A National Overview & Outlook, scheduled for September 8-10, 2014, in San Francisco.

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Panel talks about trends in resolving mass tort litigation from BP to Vioxx

There’s a variety of approaches to handling such cases; dozens to thousands of plaintiffs, not to mention all of their lawyers; defendants with the resources to carry on a years-long battle, but the desire to put it behind them; and serious claims with an oft-heavy price tag that gives both sides a reason to fight.

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Panel offers insight into what judges want from attorneys in MDLs

If you want to serve in a leadership role in multidistrict litigation before the chief judge of the Southern District of Illinois, you should know he doesn’t take his appointment responsibilities lightly.

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Packed Agenda Signals Strong Demand for Perrin Conferences’ 2014 Annual Asbestos Litigation Conference

BERWYN, PA – June 20, 2014 – Perrin Conferences released a packed agenda featuring a distinguished lineup of speakers for its 2014 Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook. The conference is set for September 8 – 10, 2014, at the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel in San Francisco, Calif.

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Mark Lanier to Share Legal Perspectives at 2 Upcoming Perrin Conferences Events

Berwyn, PA – April 18, 2014 – Renowned trial attorney to offer insight at complex litigation conference on June 11th in Chicago, and asbestos litigation conference, September 8 – 10th, in San Francisco.

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Leading In-House Counsel and Insurance Company Executives to Share Perspectives at Philadelphia Insurance Coverage Conference

Berwyn, PA – April 15, 2014 – Perrin Conferences announced its May 20th litigation conference, Emerging Insurance Coverage & Allocation Issues, which will feature a large contingent of leading in-house counsel and insurance company executives representing some of the industry's most iconic brands. Engaging in panel discussions with plaintiff and defense attorneys, these high level participants will share their insight and ideas on compelling litigation trends shaping the insurance industry and legal sector.

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Leading Food & Beverage Companies & Litigation Experts Address Challenges Faced in the Industry's Complex Consumer Litigations at Perrin Conferences' 4/8 Conference

BERWYN, PA – March 6, 2014 – This one-day Conference in Chicago features leading Food & Beverage Companies including Campbell Soup Company, Cargill Incorporated, The Dannon Company, The J.M. Smucker Company, Panera, LLC, Welch Foods Inc., Yum! Brands, and others at the Ritz Carlton, Chicago, IL, April 8, 2014.

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Group Announces Agenda of Asbestos Conference

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – February 14, 2014 – Perrin Conferences has announced the agenda for its annual Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference. The conference will take place March 17-18 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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Agenda Set for Perrin Conferences Beverly Hills Asbestos Litigation Event, March 17-18

BERWYN, PA – February 3, 2014 – Perrin Conferences, the leading national provider of joint plaintiff/defendant litigation conferences, released its agenda for the annual Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference scheduled for March 17 and 18, 2014, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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Perrin Conferences Beverly Hills Asbestos Litigation Event Set for March 17-18th

BERWYN, PA – January 13, 2014 – Perrin Conferences, the leading national provider of joint plaintiff/defendant litigation conferences, announced it will host its annual Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference on March 17 and 18th, 2014, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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Perrin Conferences’ Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Event set for January 24th in Wilmington

The leading national provider of joint plaintiff/defendant litigation conferences, Perrin Conferences announced its annual Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference will be held January 24, 2014 at Hotel du Pont in Wilmington and will be Chaired by renowned litigators Loreto P. Rufo, Esq., of Rufo Associates, P.A. and Benjamin P. Shein, Esq., of Shein Law Center, Ltd.

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Perrin Conferences to Host Annual Asbestos Litigation Roundtable in New York December 12, 2013

Berwyn, PA – November 19, 2013 – Perrin Conferences, renowned leader in joint plaintiff/defendant litigation conferences, announced its annual Litigating Asbestos Cases in Today’s Environment Featuring Insights from the Bench: The Judicial Perspective conference which will be held in New York on December 12, 2013. This one day conference will examine issues and strategies affecting both plaintiff and defense attorneys in resolving asbestos related cases against the backdrop of today’s regulatory environment and ever-increasing economic challenges.

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Civil Court Crunch Creates Winners, Losers

If you follow California politics, you likely already know about multiple-year budget cuts that removed a billion dollars from justice system funding, effectively dismantling the state's once-vaunted community court system. The Los Angeles Superior Court, the nation's largest trial court, shuttered eight courthouses, cut hundreds of jobs and "reorganized" in ways that closed dozens of other civil courts, like traffic and juvenile.

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New Cy Pres Scrutiny Complicates Food-­Label Settlements

Law360, New York (June 12, 2013) -­ Judges are increasingly scrutinizing the  charities that parties to class action settlements select for cy pres awards — an especially vexing problem in food labeling litigation, where the alleged injury can be difficult to match to a charitable cause, attorneys said at a conference Wednesday.

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Prominent In-House Counsel for Major U.S. Corporations Present at Perrin Conferences’ 2013 Nat'l Complex Litigation Conference: A Symposium on Current & Emerging Issues

Prominent in-house counsel present perspectives on a variety of complex litigation claims at Perrin Conferences’ National Complex Litigation Conference: A symposium on Current & Emerging Issues on June 18 in Chicago.

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Leading Food & Beverage Companies & Litigation Experts Address Challenges Faced in the Industry's Complex Consumer Litigations at Perrin Conferences' 6/12 Conference

This one-day Conference in New York City features leading Food & Beverage Companies including Campbell Soup Company, ConAgra Foods, Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., Sodexo, Sysco Corporation, Target, Unilever US, Inc., as well as many others, at the Intercontinental New York Barclay, New York City on June 12, 2013.

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The Nation's Top Insurance Litigation Experts and Their Clients Headline Perrin Conferences' 3rd Annual Emerging Insurance Coverage & Allocation Issues Conference

This one-day Insurance Litigation Conference in Philadelphia features prominent in-house insurer and policyholder counsel from firms including Liberty Mutual, PepsiCo, ACE, Arrowood, WR Berkley, Brunswick, Zurich and Resolute, among others, at The Rittenhouse Hotel, May 14, 2013.

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Lung cancer suits are new trend in asbestos litigation; Filings discussed at recent California asbestos conference

The Madison-St. Clair Record (March 28, 2013) -­ "When it comes to new trends in asbestos litigation, the increasing number of lung cancer suits would probably top the list.

The reason behind the surge, however, doesn’t appear to be as concrete as the numbers. Some attorneys point to competition between asbestos law firms while others say the rise is a natural result of the nation’s climbing rate of lung cancer diagnoses.

This trend was highlighted at a two-day conference earlier this month in Beverly Hills, Calif. Organized by Perrin Conferences, the “Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference” included sessions on a variety of issues from bankruptcy and insurance to exposure and ethics."

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Perrin Conferences Announces the 2013 Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference with Top Judges, In-House Counsel Plaintiff, & Attorneys

Perrin Conferences' 4th Annual Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference brings together the nation’s top judges with influential In-House counsel and top plaintiff and defense attorneys on March 18-19, 2013 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

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Illinois lawyers go out west to address trends in asbestos suits

The rising number of lung cancer lawsuits is among the topics at an upcoming asbestos litigation conference. “About 20 percent of the new case filings nationally are lung cancer claims,” said Timothy L. Krippner, a Segal, McCambridge, Singer & Mahoney Ltd. share- holder who defends large companies against asbestos claims.

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Experts in NFL Concussion Suits & Former NFL Player Scott Thomas Peters Tackle Industry Trends at Perrin Conferences' "NFL Concussion Litigation- The Science of Sport"

Perrin Conferences' teleconference “NFL Concussion Litigation – The Science of Sport,” joins together leading attorneys, doctors and other experts discuss the issues dominating the headlines of the concussion cases against the NFL, NCAA and equipment manufacturers.

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Six NY Judges and Kenneth R. Feinberg, Esq. join Defense and Plaintiff Litigators at Perrin Conferences' "Litigating Asbestos Cases in Today's Environment-Featuring Insights from the Bench" 12/6.

Berwyn, PA – Perrin Conferences' one-day program brings together an influential group of the nation’s top attorneys and the judges who hear their cases at Litigating Asbestos Cases in Today's Environment - Featuring Insights from the Bench: The Judicial Perspective on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York, NY.

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Experts in NFL Concussion Suits join together to tackle industry trends, litigation challenges, and the science in sports injuries on Dec. 12.

Berwyn, PA – Perrin Conferences' teleconference series presents “NFL Concussion Litigation – The Science of Sport,” a program bringing together leading attorneys, doctors and other experts to discuss the issues dominating the headlines of the concussion cases against the NFL, NCAA and equipment manufacturers. The teleconference will be hosted on Dec. 12 at 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. EST.

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Perry Weitz of Weitz & Luxenberg to co-chair Dec. 1 conference airing jurist, attorney views of economy-clouded mesothelioma lawsuit prospects

Asbestos lawyers will gather at a New York City conference Dec. 1 to learn what can be done to adjust their pre-trial, trial and settlement strategies in light of the U.S. economy’s continuing troubles. Attendees will hear from Weitz & Luxenberg co-founder Perry Weitz, eight trial-court and appellate jurists, and others with insights regarding asbestos mesothelioma litigation.

From Wall Street to Main Street, businesses are in a tailspin because of the poor economic environment – and, as a result, asbestos lawsuit awards and settlements in the months and years ahead might leave some plaintiffs disappointed unless their attorneys learn a few new litigation techniques, said Perry Weitz, Esq., co-founder of Weitz & Luxenberg PC, a mass tort and personal injury litigation law firm based in New York City.

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Acclaimed Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys Debate Critical Issues at the Industry-Leading Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook, Sept. 10-12, 2012

Leading plaintiff and defense attorneys debate issues on both sides of the bar at the 4th annual Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook, Sept. 10-12, one of the industry's largest and most engaging conferences in San Francisco, CA.

Berwyn, PA (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 -- The Asbestos Industry's most notable insurance, corporate, legal, and science experts convene to discuss and debate current trends in litigation at the Fairmont San Francisco. Hosted by Perrin Conferences, Chairs John B. Manning, Esq., Cooley Manion Jones LLP, Boston, MA, Rick Nemeroff, Esq., The Nemeroff Law Firm, P.C., Dallas, Tx, Joseph F. Rice, Esq., Motley Rice LLC, Mt. Pleasant, SC and Paul Slater, Senior Counsel, General Electric Company, Fairfield, CT, will lead the innovative program and discuss highly relevant litigation topics affecting companies, influencing juries, and ultimately trial results.

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December 1, 2011 Perrin Conferences hosts Litigating Asbestos Cases in Today's Economic Environment in New York, NY, chaired by renowned Asbestos litigators.

Chaired by renowned litigators Julie R. Evans and Perry Weitz, the December 1, 2011 conference, Litigating Asbestos Cases in Today's Economic Environment examines vital issues affecting both plaintiff and defense attorneys in resolving asbestos cases in today’s ever changing economy.

Berwyn, PA (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 -- Perry Weitz, Esq., Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., New York, NY and Julie Evans, Esq. Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, New York, NY, co-chair the one-day conference, Litigating Asbestos Cases in Today's Economic Environment, debating the economic challenges in Asbestos Litigation that are confronting litigators, Insurance providers, and corporations. Coverage of issues for both sides of the bar includes the economics of resolving cases in today’s climate, a deeper look into the East Coast jurisdiction, future litigation trend predictions for 2012, a view of today’s jury pool, Medicare Compliance, and update on the MDL and its effect on Naval and Equipment Cases. The conference will feature an in-house/insurance roundtable discussion including speakers from Resolute, Inc., Nationwide Indemnity, Henkel of America and more. The event will conclude with its featured Judicial Panel.

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12/5/11 Perrin Conferences Hosts Anticipating Tomorrow: A Symposium on Emerging Life Insurance Issues, Discussing Insurance Matters Ranging from Regulation to Securities

Perrin Conferences hosts December 5-6, 2011 “AnticipatingTomorrow: A Symposium on Emerging Life Insurance Issues, “discussing emerging life insurance matters ranging from regulation to security.

Berwyn, PA (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 – Meeting at the Philadelphia Westin, Philadelphia, PA, the Life Insurance Industry’s top corporate counsel and compliance professionals will be conveying to discuss significant, emerging, and long-term issues for the industry.

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Asbestos bankruptcy conference highlights Chapter 11

CHICAGO - An asbestos litigation expert said rules being developed in asbestos Chapter 11 cases are serving as precedent for resolution of other mass torts.

Asbestos defense attorney Kirk Hartley of Childress Duffy Goldblatt, Ltd. in Chicago co-chaired an asbestos bankruptcy conference earlier this week that featured discussions on how bankruptcies are affecting asbestos and tort litigation as a whole.

"The conference served as an opportunity for co-defendants in asbestos litigation to start learning about and paying attention to the Chapter 11 cases," Hartley said.

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Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference to Highlight Garlock, Bondex and Automakers Bankruptcy Cases

Perrin Conferences, a national leader in hosting legal-based continuing education programs, announced that it is holding an Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference on June 21 at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago.

Berwyn, PA (PRWEB) June 11, 2010 -- Perrin Conferences, a national leader in hosting legal-based continuing education programs, announced that it is holding an Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference on June 21 at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago.

The conference, featuring a "Judicial Roundtable on Asbestos Compensation," will address the recent headline news regarding the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings of RPM International’s Bondex unit and Enpro Industries’ Garlock subsidiary. The conference is chaired by John Cooney, Esq., Cooney & Conway, Chicago, IL, and Kirk Hartley, Esq., Childress Duffy Goldblatt, Ltd., Chicago, IL.

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EnPro Industries' Garlock Subsidiary Moves Toward a Permanent Resolution of Asbestos Litigation

- Garlock seeks to establish a trust to permanently resolve asbestos claims under Section 524(g) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

- All Garlock asbestos claims stayed; asbestos litigation expenses and cash outflows cease immediately

- Garlock will continue normal business operations during claims resolution process

- Garlock intends to meet its obligations in full to customers, suppliers, employees and retirees

- No other EnPro operating subsidiary is included in the filing

- EnPro will hold investor conference call at 8:30am Eastern time on June 7

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NPO) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC, has taken an important step toward permanently resolving its asbestos litigation. Today, Garlock filed a voluntary petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina in Charlotte to establish a trust that would resolve all current and future asbestos claims against Garlock under Section 524(g) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

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Two RPM subsidiaries file for reorganization: Bankruptcy court move linked to asbestos claims

AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, OHIO | JIM MACKINNON

Jun. 2--RPM International Inc. placed two of its subsidiaries into Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings as a means to deal with hundreds of millions of dollars in asbestos-related liabilities.

RPM said Bondex International Inc. and its holding company, Cleveland-based Specialty Products Holding Corp., filed for Chapter 11 on Monday in Delaware. The filing allows companies to continue operating as they undergo a court-approved reorganization.

Nonfiling subsidiaries of the companies, which include Day-Glo Color Corp., Dryvit Systems Inc. and Kop-Coat, are not part of the bankruptcy filing and will continue to operate as usual, RPM said.

In addition, Medina-based RPM and its other niche specialty coating, sealant and adhesive businesses are not part of the filing.

The Chapter 11 filing will halt litigation related to asbestos claims filed against Bondex and Specialty Products, RPM said.

Shares of RPM fell 69 cents to $19.12 on Tuesday. Shares are down 4.1 percent since Jan. 1 but are up 26.6 percent from a year ago.

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RPM Subsidiaries Move to Permanently Resolve Bondex Asbestos Liability

- Two non-operating subsidiaries housing all Bondex asbestos liabilities initiate reorganization proceedings

- Immediately halts asbestos liability payments

- RPM's consolidated cash flow expected to improve by approximately $50 million annually

- RPM and all of its operating business units are not part of the reorganization and are unaffected by it

MEDINA, Ohio, May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) announced today that action is being taken to permanently resolve current and future asbestos claims associated with Bondex International, Inc. (Bondex). In order to initiate this process, two non-operating subsidiaries, Bondex and Specialty Products Holding Corp. (SPHC), have filed Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings in Delaware. RPM and all of its operating subsidiaries are not part of the Chapter 11 filing and will not be affected by it.

SPHC is the holding company for Bondex. It also serves as the holding company for various operating companies that are not part of the reorganization filing. The SPHC operating companies include Chemical Specialties Manufacturing Corp.; Day-Glo Color Corp.; Dryvit Systems, Inc.; Guardian Protective Products, Inc.; Kop-Coat, Inc.; RPM Wood Finishes Group, Inc.; and TCI, Inc. All of these SPHC non-filing operating companies will continue to operate as usual and without interruption.

With fiscal 2009 revenues of $329 million and $19 million of pre-tax income, SPHC and its subsidiaries represented less than 10% of RPM's consolidated revenues and less than 11% of its consolidated pre-tax income for fiscal 2009.

The filings will stay all litigation related to the asbestos personal injury lawsuits against Bondex and SPHC. As a result, RPM anticipates that its annual consolidated cash flow will improve by approximately $50 million.

The Chapter 11 proceedings will enable SPHC and Bondex to establish a section 524(g) trust accompanied by a court order that will direct all future Bondex-related claims to the trust, which will then compensate only meritorious claims at appropriate values. Because the Bondex asbestos liability is confined to two subsidiaries, asbestos recoveries will be limited to some portion of the value of the affected entities.

SPHC has secured a commitment for $40 million in new "debtor-in-possession" financing from a lender group led by Wells Fargo Capital Finance LLC. This financing will provide SPHC with the financial resources to fund the costs of the Chapter 11 proceeding.

As a result of the filing, the financial results of SPHC and its subsidiaries will not be consolidated with those of RPM and its other subsidiaries. During the period of reorganization, beginning on May 31, 2010, SPHC and its subsidiaries will be presented in RPM's financial statements as an investment using the cost method. Since the asbestos liabilities reside with Bondex, its asbestos liability reserves will no longer be reflected on RPM's consolidated financial statements as of May 31, 2010.

"This action has been taken to once and for all resolve the asbestos-related Bondex legacy liability," stated Frank C. Sullivan, RPM's chairman and chief executive officer. "These filings bring an immediate halt to all tort system costs associated with the Bondex asbestos liabilities, and enable the filing entities to utilize section 524(g) and other provisions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to achieve a permanent and comprehensive resolution of asbestos-related liability. Initiation of this action will allow RPM to grow from a June 1, 2010 pro forma revenue base of approximately $3.1 billion no longer impacted by Bondex asbestos liability claims or related cash costs," Mr. Sullivan added.

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19 of the World's Top Asbestos and Mesothelioma Doctors Gather May 3-4, 2010 in Las Vegas

Perrin Conferences presents a rare gathering of 19 of the world's top doctors, researchers, and scientists at "A Conference on Asbestos and Mesothelioma," chaired by renowned doctors Samuel Hammar, MD and Victor L. Roggli, MD, and leading attorneys in their fields, Shepard A. Hoffman, Esq., The Hoffman Law Firm, Dallas, TX and defense attorney Robert A. Rich, Esq., Gordon & Rees, San Francisco, CA. This conference presents the unique opportunity to hear these esteemed experts deliver the latest findings and for attendees to advance their knowledge and gain invaluable perspectives on the most recent research data.

(PRWEB) March 27, 2010 -- On May 3-4, 2010, Perrin Conferences presents "A Conference on Asbestos and Mesothelioma" at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. Bringing together a rare gathering of nineteen of the foremost National and International researchers and scientists to discuss Asbestos and Mesothelioma, including renowned Samuel Hammar, MD, Director of Diagnostic Specialty Laboratories, Bremerton, WA, and Victor L. Roggli, MD, Professor of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC as co-chairs, this conference enables panelists to discuss the latest research and findings regarding clinical trials.

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Perrin Conferences announces a February, 2010 Asbestos Litigation Conference, Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation.

Chairs Jeffrey Simon, Esq., Simon, Eddins & Greenstone, LLP and Timothy Krippner, Esq., Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd., discuss the impact of emerging trends on a myriad of litigation activity having long term impacts including Bankruptcy issues, the new Medicare Reporting, state decisions in litigation jurisdictions and controversy over venues, and critical issues affecting the insurance industry. The Cutting Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference will be held in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA February 25-26, 2010. Outstanding speakers and panelists will deliver information for both sides of the trial bar, plaintiff and defense, to better anticipate and resolve issues on disputed matters. To register for the agenda and see detailed information, please visit www.PerrinConferences.com.

The conference focuses on "don't miss" topics enabling attendants to achieve desired results in today's evolving system. Included is an in-house perspective, including Paul F. Slater, Corporate Counsel,General Electric, and Troy Chute, Manager of Discontinued Operations Claims, PepsiAmericas. Also included, a lively discussion on the role of Trusts in the Asbestos Compensation System featuring Lloyd Dixon, PhD, of Rand Corporation.

Perrin Conferences focuses on delivering impactful conferences with information, business challenges, and solutions for law firms and their clients. With highly attended events, the conferences are known for bringing together the "best of the best" in the industry in an atmosphere that encourages learning, discussions, and excellent networking for career and business development.

For more information on gaining valuable insight from the “Who’s Who” in the legal industry through Perrin Conferences schedule of live and teleconference events, please visit www.PerrinConferences.com or contact Lynnsey Perrin Hee at 610-804-6165.


Perrin Conferences is pleased to announce the Asbestos Bankruptcy teleconference on December 2, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. EST.

With many bankruptcies still pending and asbestos bankruptcy trusts beginning to come "on-line," asbestos bankruptcy is still a driving force in the litigation and currently affects plaintiffs, debtors, solvent defendants and insurers alike. The upcoming teleconference provides an informative discussion tackling many of the emerging issues and will focus on current bankruptcy subjects such as trust distribution procedures; transparency and offset issues; the upcoming RAND research study; insight into cases such as W.R. Grace, Quigley, Congoleum, Pittsburgh Corning, Asarco, G-I Holdings, Flintkote, Plant, THAN, GIT (Narco); and the fallout from the Chrysler and General Motors cases.

Speakers include:
Charles Mullin, PhD, Bates White, LLC
Richard Ames, Esq, Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP
Mark Plevin, Esq, Crowell & Moring LLP
Robert Phillips, Esq, Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC
Lloyd Dixon, PhD, RAND Corporation

In addition, the teleconference will highlight the potential impact of the upcoming Medicare reporting rules, insurance issues related to asbestos bankruptcy, and the debate over 524(g) and its effectiveness of resolving asbestos liabilities.

In September 2009 Perrin Conferences held one of the largest and most balanced asbestos litigation conferences in recent history, involving constituents from all sides of the litigation with over 350 people in attendance. With such a large number of experienced faculty and attendees, including in-house counsel and judges, the conversations and exchanges at the event proved extremely meaningful and robust. Perrin Conferences intends to have a teleconference program that offers the same spirited, educational debate through events that maximize our attendees time while still offering them top-notch legal information.

For more information on gaining valuable insight from the “Who’s Who” in the legal industry through Perrin Conferences schedule of live and teleconference events, please contact Lynnsey Perrin Hee at 610-804-6165.