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HB Litigation Conferences Announces Conference and Two Teleconferences on Chinese Drywall Litigation and Insurance
Date:5/6/2009

NEW ORLEANS, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Litigation surrounding health and damage claims relating to Chinese drywall is the subject of June 18 conference to be held in New Orleans. The event will be co-chaired by prominent tort law firm Baron & Budd, according to HB Litigation Conferences LLC, host of the event.

HB also announced two teleconferences on the subject, one for insurance attorneys and in-house counsel, the other for litigators interested in the health and damage litigation.

The June 18 "Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference" will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New Orleans. Topics include an overview of the product and the players, liability issues facing builders, distributors and manufacturers; property damage claims; health damage claims; state and federal legislative developments; bankruptcy potential for the already hard-hit construction and real estate market; a class action and MDL update; and the "insurance coverage nightmare."

Bruce Steckler of Baron & Budd is serving as plaintiff co-chair. A defense co-chair is being selected. The event is being Webcast and recorded.

To offer more immediate educational opportunities, the two teleconferences will take place on June 1 and June 2.

On June 1, Matthew Jacobs of Jenner & Block LLP and Robert Horst of Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst will address the insurance aspects of this new litigation. Topics include: first-party and third-party coverage claims; trigger of coverage; endorsements; exclusions; types of policies likely to come into play; "additional insured" issues; subrogation opportunities; and potential ramifications for reinsurers.

On June 2, Arnold Levin of Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman, Ervin Gonzalez of Law Offices of Ervin Gonzalez and John Mullen of Nelson Levine de Luce & Horst will offer an overview of Chinese drywall litigation. Specific topics include: understanding the difference between Chinese and U.S. domestic drywall; health and property damage claims; subjects of potential liability; remediation costs; health-related expenses; where the product was used; the status of the MDL and class actions; and the types of expert witnesses needed for Chinese drywall litigation.

To register or for more information on the June 19 Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference, the June 1 Chinese Drywall Insurance Teleconference, or the June 2 Chinese Drywall Litigation Teleconference - or to pre-order recordings and materials - contact HB Litigation Conferences at info@litigationconferences.com, or call HB at (484) 324-2755 x200. Find online registration information as well as the latest information on these events at www.LitigationConferences.com.

HB Litigation Conferences LLC is the former Mealey's Conferences company, specializing in multimedia conferences and teleconferences on construction, insurance, mass torts, reinsurance, product liability, and financial litigation.

    Contact:
    Sharon Boothe
    Phone: (484) 324-2755 x208
    Email: sharon.boothe@litigationconferences.com
    Web:   www.litigationconferences.com


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