Weitz & Luxenberg attorney F. Alexander “Alex” Eiden is speaking at HarrisMartin’s New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference. The event is being held at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick on June 13, 2022.
Mr. Eiden’s session is scheduled to take place from 11 – 11:30 a.m. His presentation topic is “Relative Liability and Defenses in the Context of Independent Contractor Versus Premises Owner, or in the Alternative, Statute of Repose.”
During the session, Mr. Eiden plans to discuss how to prepare and execute a case when facing the statue of repose defense in the context of independent contractors and premises owners. The focus is on the discovery phase of the litigation, including what discovery to file and how to prepare a witness for deposition.
“Every opportunity to speak about asbestos legal topics makes it possible for us to help more people harmed by asbestos exposure,” Mr. Eiden says. “The more information we share with each other, the more informed and prepared we are as plaintiffs’ attorneys to stand up against negligent corporations that put people’s lives at risk.”
Conference Offers Asbestos Exposure Legal Information
HarrisMartin Publishing, based in Haddonfield, N.J., provides litigation news and continuing legal education (CLE) conferences for professionals. The organization aims to inform, as well as bring professionals together to share their expertise and keep each other up to date with the legal topics of the day.
General concerns remain the same regarding asbestos exposure, but the specifics keep changing. On June 13, presenters plan to:
- Discuss N.J. asbestos litigation; specifically its rules, decisions, and case law. In particular, presenters look at the rules concerning the 90-day window to file personal jurisdiction motions; examine In re Accutane Impact on the choice of law; consider the doctrine of forum non conveniens and alternative exposures; explore de bene esse deposition transcripts at summary judgment; and discuss corporate representative depositions.
- Address N.J. asbestos litigation cross claims, taking into consideration what they are and how to get them.
- Provide a state of the docket update.
- Present a N.Y. experience of standardizing talc discovery, with a specific look at the impact of Lanzo.
- Examine the Devries U.S. Supreme Court decision and explore topics such as the duty to warn for products you did not manufacture or supply and the ramifications of how Devries has been playing out in courts across the country.
- Explore the topic of depositions.
- Consider foreign and military sources of non-traditional alternative exposure.
- Provide personal jurisdiction updates.
- Address the application of the sophisticated user doctrine and statute of repose.
- Explore ethics considerations in mass tort litigation.
Eiden Has a Winning Background
Mr. Eiden is an associate attorney in Weitz & Luxenberg’s Mesothelioma and Asbestos Practice Group litigation unit. He joined our firm’s team in Cherry Hill, N.J., a decade ago.
Since his arrival at W&L, Mr. Eiden has proven himself a knowledgeable and experienced litigator. He handles cases for three jurisdictions: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
He is credited with numerous high-figure and multimillion-dollar wins for our clients. In all his cases, he is working with clients who developed mesothelioma and other debilitating diseases after being exposed to asbestos.
His clients include many tradesmen – miners, carpenters, pipefitters, welders, and construction and maintenance workers. He also works on behalf of military veterans and their families.
W&L Attorneys Deliver Success
Weitz & Luxenberg was founded in New York City in the mid 1980s to help the overwhelming number of people harmed by exposure to asbestos. It is a known carcinogen that can cause deadly, aggressive, and irreversible cancers such as mesothelioma.
Since then, we have broadened our efforts to help even more people across the country. This includes people who have been harmed by everything from defective medical products and devices to unsafe medications to environmental toxins.
W&L’s leading attorneys have been with the firm for years, taking every opportunity to educate both the public at large as well as legal professionals. Our experienced attorneys present at numerous events annually in an effort to inform and empower others to hold corporate offenders responsible for their negligent actions. So far, we have been awarded more than $19 billion dollars on behalf of our clients.