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Products Liability Committee

Cayce C. Peterson
Committee Chair

Upcoming Events:



Join us for a happy hour social, co-hosted by the Products Liability Pharmaceudical/Medical Devices committees! A big thank you to The McCullough Group, Irwin Fritchie and Gainsburgh Benjamin for sponsoring this event!

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Ace Hotel New Orleans
600 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


Blog Posts:

May 2018: Product Liability Issues in Maritime Law


Recent Events:

On May 9, 2018, Cayce Peterson, Frederick Swaim III and Ian Taylor presented a CLE on "Product Liability Issues in Maritime Law."

On May 18, 2017, the committee featured a CLE titled "Protective Orders in Products Liability Litigation CLE" featuring Magistrate Judge Daniel Knowles of the USDC for EDLA as well as two experienced attorneys from both the defense and plaintiff perspectives: Kim Moore of Irwin Fritchie and Lawrence Centola of Martzell Bickford.

On February 1st, the committee held a planning meeting to discuss plans for the year, get ideas and discuss interests and topics.

October 14th, Judge Eldon Fallon and Kerry Miller discussed "Common Issues With Foreign Manufacturers in Products Liability Litigation" CLE.

On June 23, the committee held a planning meeting to discuss current developments and upcoming program ideas.

On November 11, 2015, The Hon. Robin Giarrusso, Irving Warshauer and Dawn Barrios held a panel discussion on issues encountered by counsel in connection with settlements of complex liability cases.

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 16, 2014, 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.