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Chinese Drywall Litigation Subject of Conference and Two Teleconferences

NEW ORLEANS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys and experts will gather in New Orleans on June 18 to share information and network on the latest health and property damage controversy involving building materials: drywall imported from China. They also are gathering for two teleconferences dealing with the insurance implications on June 1 and the underlying litigation on June 2.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least 13 states and the District of Columbia have reported "health symptoms or certain metal corrosion problems in their homes that may be related" to Chinese drywall. The CPSC said it was "moving aggressively" with the EPA and HHS to fully investigate the matter, including communication with the Chinese government. The CPSC said it has received more than 180 reports, starting with the first one on Dec. 22, 2008.

"The Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference," taking place on June 18, will feature chairman Bruce Steckler of Baron & Budd and a defense co-chair to be announced. Speakers include Hugh Turner of Akerman Senterfitt; Russell Nassof of TRC; Paul Phillips of Rimkus Consulting Group Inc.; Lorelie Masters of Jenner & Block; Stephen Mysliwiec of DLA Piper; Veronica Bates of Hermes Sargent Bates; Robert Horst of Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst; Burton LeBlanc of Baron & Budd; Jeremy Alters of Alters, Boldt, Brown, Rash & Culmo; Sandy Esserman of Strutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka; John Kilpatrick, Ph.D. of Greenfield Advisors; Arnold Levin of Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman; Ervin Gonzalez, Law Offices of Erving Gonzalez; Richard Lewis of Hausfeld LLP; and Patricia Williams, Ph.D., DABT, Environmental Toxicology Experts.

Due to strong demand for information on this topic, the conference producer, HB Litigation Conferences (formerly Mealey's Conferences) also announced two teleconferences, one on insurance industry implications and the other on the underlying litigation.

"The Chinese Drywall Insurance Coverage Teleconference" will take place June 1 and feature Matthew Jacobs of Jenner & Block and Robert Horst of Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst.

"The Chinese Drywall Litigation Teleconference" will take place June 2 and feature Arnold Levin, Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman; Ervin Gonzalez; Law Offices of Ervin Gonzalez; John Mullen, Sr., Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst; and Richard Lewis of Hausfeld.

For more information on these Chinese Drywall programs, visit the "Conferences" and "Teleconferences" sections of, write to, or call (484) 324-2755 x200.

    Jaimee Taibi
    (484) 324-2755 x206

    Sharon Boothe
    (484) 324-2755 x208

SOURCE HB Litigation Conferences
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