...[A]sbestos lawyers need to understand the new rules imposed by this economy.
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 17, 2011
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.
Weitz will be among the featured speakers at a Dec. 1 New York City conference geared to helping asbestos lawyers adjust their pre-trial, trial and settlement strategies in light of the U.S. economy’s continuing weakness.
Others slated to speak at the “Litigating Asbestos Cases in Today's Economic Environment” event include: eight trial-court and appellate judges from New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania; Julie R. Evans, Esq., of the New York City law firm Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP; Weitz & Luxenberg asbestos mesothelioma lawyers Lisa Busch, Charles Ferguson, Alani Golanski and Dan Kraft; and leading asbestos litigators from firms in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Newark, Wilmington and Charlotte.
Weitz and Evans are co-chairs of the conference, to be held at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel in midtown Manhattan. The day-long gathering is produced by Perrin Conferences of Berwyn, Pa.
“We believe that attorneys who represent mesothelioma victims and their surviving family members will benefit from hearing what jurists on the bench and attorneys in the know have to say about litigating these cases in the current climate of business adversity,” Weitz said. “This conference is important because asbestos lawyers need to understand the new rules imposed by this economy. We feel the information to be gleaned at the conference will give attendees an edge.”
The conference begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 5:15 p.m. Cost to attend is $795 per person.
Registration materials may be downloaded from the Perrin Conferences website.