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Benzene Litigation Conference July 24

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Benzene Litigation Conference" will take place July 24 in San Francisco, featuring a panel of highly experienced attorneys and health experts. The program chairmen are Raphael Metzger of Metzger Law Group in Long Beach, Calif., and Edward Slaughter of Hawkins, Parnell & Thackston of Dallas.

"This is a state-of-the-art benzene litigation conference," said co-chairman Metzger, who said the panel will "update benzene litigators regarding benzene-containing products currently in litigation, cases regarding the benzene metabolite hydroquinone, recent scientific research identifying benzene-related chromosomes and genes which can be used to establish causation, new studies regarding benzene's ability to cause various hematologic cancers, and jury selection and persuasion in benzene cases."

Metzger noted there also will be a mock expert examination and cross-examination and a corporate roundtable.

"Litigators will learn about new governmental action recognizing benzene as an occupational cause of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and multiple myeloma," Metzger added.

In addition to Metzger, California-based speakers include: Hon. Ken Kawaichi, a retired judge now with JAMS in Walnut Creek; James Dahlgren, M.D., Envirotoxicology, Santa Monica; Tammy Metzger, M.A., J.D., JuriSense, Seal Beach; and Amanda Haws of Alexander Hawes LLP, San Jose. A speaker from the Public Health and Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, has been invited.

Other speakers are: Gregory Coolidge with Metzger Law Group; Neil Bromberg of Spriggs & Hollingsworth; Keith Patton of Shrader & Associates; Thomas Schwartz of Holloran White & Schwartz; Howard Sandler, M.D., Sandler Medicine Associates; Richard Gabriel of Decision Analysis; James Riley, Jr., Coats Rose Yale Ryman Lee; Barry Buchman, Dickstein Shapiro; Bradley Carl, VP & Assistant GC, Safety-Kleen Systems Inc.; Laura Foggan of Wiley Rein; Frederick Ufkes of Hinshaw & Culbertson; Herschel Hobson, J.D., Ph.D.; Patricia Kay Andrews of Brown McCarroll.

This fully-accredited CLE program is being produced by HB Litigation Conferences, formerly Mealey's Conferences.

For more information on the "Benzene Litigation Conference" visit the "Conferences" section of, write to, or call (484) 324-2755 x200.

    Jaimee Taibi
    (484) 324-2755 x206

    Sharon Boothe
    (484) 324-2755 x208

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