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HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: General Motors Ignition Switch Recall Litigation Agenda

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Day 1, Wednesday, May 28, 2014

7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome by Co-Chairs

Steve W. Berman, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, Seattle
Mark P. Robinson, Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc., Newport Beach, CA

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

When Did GM Know and What Did They Know

Mark Robinson, Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis Inc., Newport Beach, CA

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

RICO Claims and Possible Other Defendants

Kenneth M. Seeger, Seeger • Salvas LLP, San Francisco
Christopher A. Seeger, Seeger Weiss LLP, New York

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

The Impact of the GM Bankruptcy

Steven J. Skikos, Skikos Crawford Skikos & Joseph, San Francisco
Mike Papantonio, Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor, P.A., Pensacola, FL

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Defects – Plungers, Positions and Slots

Brian Panish, Panish Shea & Boyle, Los Angeles
Donald H. Slavik, Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc., Newport Beach, CA

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch with Keynote Address

Clarence Ditlow, Center for Auto Safety, Washington, DC

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Discussion of GM Personal Injury Cases, Switch Defect

Lance Cooper, The Cooper Firm, Marietta, GA
S. Scott West, The West Law Firm, Sugar Land, TX

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Proof of Diminished Value in Economic Loss Cases – The Lessons of Toyota

Steve Berman, Hagens Berman, Seattle
Frank M. Pitre, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, Burlingame, CA

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Class Certification and Notification – Lessons From Toyota

Steve Berman, Hagens Berman, Seattle
Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco
Jayne Conroy, Hanly Conroy Bierstein Sheridan Fisher & Hayes LLP, New York

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Lessons on Motions to Dismiss From Other Car Defect Cases

Adam J. Levitt, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., Chicago
Eric Gibbs, Girard Gibbs LLP, San Francisco
Robin L. Greenwald, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., New York

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

What We Learn From Tobacco and Other Major Defects Cases

Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson, Colson Hicks Eidson, Coral Gables, FL

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Networking Cocktail Reception




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