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Products Liability Committee


Irving J. Warshauer, Chair


Upcoming Events:

"Issues Facing Counsel in Connection with Settlements of Complex Liability Cases" 

A panel discussion on issues encountered by counsel in connection with settlements of complex liability cases (including single plaintiff and MDL/class action cases). Some of the issues we plan to discuss are:

  1. Confidentiality agreements
  2. Aggregate settlements
  3. Liens
  4. Uncertainty about what the recovery of a particular plaintiff will be in a MDL or class action settlement
  5. Settlements that have the effect of prohibiting an attorney for a plaintiff from handling  handle future cases



The Hon. Robin Giarrusso, Orleans Parish Civil District Court
Irving Warshauer, Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, LLC 
Dawn Barrios, Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix 

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Time: 12 Noon - 1 PM

Location: NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505

Cost: NOBA Members $35 ; Non Member $55 (includes light lunch)

CLE: 1 Hour of Continuing Legal Education Credit

To Register:  

     1. Email Alex Garon or

     2. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or

     3. Mail payment to NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130 

     4. Members can pay online by clicking here.

*Payment for the CLE is due the day of the program. Cancellations must be received two days in advance in order to receive a refund, less an administrative fee. No shows will be charged. 

Recent Events:

On February 19, 2015, the Committee held a planning meeting.

On July 16, 2014, the committee had a round table discussion on the impact of media on products liability (and other) litigation, Redhibition actions in products liability cases, effective use of experts in products liability litigation, and cost containment in these matters.

On April 16th, The Hon. Lance M. Africk, Jim Irwin, and Hugh P. Lambert led a panel discussion on recent developments in products liability CLE. The CLE discussed the connection between the Louisiana Products Liability Act (LPLA) and redhibition, admissibility of expert testimony (pretrial – Daubert and at trial – authentication, foundation, etc.), and preemption. 


To contact the Chair of this Committee, email Irving J. Warshauer.