Attorney Perry Weitz will be afforded the rare chance to ask a handful of distinguished judges a battery of insight-inducing questions.
New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) February 29, 2012
Perry Weitz, Esq., co-founder of mass-torts and personal injury litigation law firm Weitz & Luxenberg, PC, will be afforded the rare chance to ask a handful of distinguished California, New York and Pennsylvania judges a battery of insight-inducing questions when he co-moderates a March 1 Beverly Hills, Calif., roundtable on trends in asbestos jurisprudence, New York-based Weitz & Luxenberg today announced.
Jurists slated to participate in the session are: Sherry Klein Heitler, New York State Supreme Court; Emilie H. Elias, Los Angeles Superior Court; Teri Jackson, San Francisco Superior Court; Jo-Lynne Q. Lee, Alameda, Calif., Superior Court; and Sandra Mazer Moss, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
The event – “Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation” produced by Perrin Conferences and set to take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel – aims to educate plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys about mesothelioma lawsuits, asbestosis lung-cancer cases and other proceedings addressing harms arising from exposure to asbestos.
“The mineral asbestos was once widely used in the U.S. as a cheap insulating material,” said Weitz, who added that his firm is a nationally recognized leader in the field of asbestos litigation. “Unfortunately, asbestos is toxic. It is the overwhelming, if not exclusive, cause of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is an astonishingly aggressive cancer that attacks both the lung and the peritoneum. It takes two, three, four or more decades after exposure for mesothelioma to manifest. But once it does, there’s currently nothing that can be done to stop it from killing the victim – death can only be delayed, but not by long.”
Earlier in the day, before the judicial roundtable, Weitz will share a platform with Judge Heitler of the New York Supreme Court, two other attorneys, and an insurance claims director to discuss emerging trends in asbestos litigation – specifically, what can be expected when such lawsuits are launched in 2012. On tap:
- Forecasts of the impact the lingering recession is likely to have on litigating and settling asbestos cases;
- Connecting the dots to the future by looking back at past years’ verdicts, settlement patterns and litigation costs;
- A study of the composition of the ranks of newest plaintiffs and defendants;
- Discussion of the question of whether verdicts still drive the cost of settlements and resolutions, and an update with regard to punitive damage awards.
About Weitz & Luxenberg:
Founded in 1986 by attorneys Perry Weitz and Arthur Luxenberg, Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., today ranks among the nation’s leading law firms. Weitz & Luxenberg has secured more than $6.5 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients. The firm's numerous practice areas include: asbestos and mesothelioma, defective medicines and devices, environmental pollutants, accidents, personal injury, and medical malpractice. Victims of accidents are invited to rely on Weitz & Luxenberg’s more than 25 years of handling such cases – begin by contacting the firm’s Client Relations department at 1-800-476-6070 or at clientrelations(at)weitzlux(dot)com and ask for a free legal consultation. More information: http://www.weitzlux.com