Doctors rely on a patient's medical history, origin of pain and symptoms to diagnose a patient's illness and create a plan for treatment. Home builders rely on measurements, mathematical equations and soil types to identify structural stress points and create design specifications. Athletic coaches rely on an opponent's game tendencies, player skill sets and team strengths to identify play schemes and create successful game plans. Similarly, defense attorneys evaluate facts, law and contract terms to identify liability risks and create a strategy for defense.
In particular, Michael Pangburn of Thor Industries will address the methodologies and tools that defense attorneys use to evaluate facts, law and contract terms to identify risks. Mr. Pangburn will explain more at the SLG breakout session about how outside counsel should go about such responsibilities and assist in-house counsel.
In addition to Mr. Pangburn, Kevin Breen of Engineering Systems, Inc. will explain the art and processes that go into recreating motorcycle accidents. Lastly, Glenn Fencl of Johnson & Bell will discuss recent case law involving recreational products.
Please plan to attend the 2012 DRI Products Liability Conference, April 11-13th, at the Venetian Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas. More specifically, please stop by the Recreational Products' Specialized Litigation Group Workshop ("SLG"), which will take place on Friday, April 13, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. The SLG will discuss issues relevant to those attorneys that represent companies who manufacture recreational products.