WSAJ's Annual Tort Law Seminar
A Nightmare on Tort Street
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Washington State Convention Center ? Seattle
Chairpersons: Bill Gilbert & Kristin Houser
6.0 Total CLE credits approved (includes 0.50 Ethics/Professionalism)
8:20-8:30��� Welcome & Introduction
Bill Gilbert, Dano Gilbert, Seminar Co-chair, Moses Lake
Kristin Houser, Seminar Co-chair, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, Seattle
8:30-8:55��� Pedophiles to the Back of the Bus ? The School Bus Molestation Case
Darrell Cochran, Tacoma
8:55-9:20��� Death in the Long Grass ? Recent Verdicts, Important Decisions, and Trends in Product Liability Litigation.
James S. Rogers, Seattle
9:20-9:45��� The Beast Beneath the Vestments ? An Update on Clergy Abuse Cases.�
Tim Kosnoff, Seattle
9:45-10:25��� The Ever-Changing Landscape - Updates in Tort Law
Bryan Harnetiaux, WSAJ Amicus Foundation Co-coordinator, Spokane
George Ahrend, WSAJ Amicus Foundation Co-coordinator, Moses Lake
10:40-11:10��� Common Sense and Use of Force Continuum ? When the line is crossed.
Lorena Gonzalez, Seattle
Bill Gilbert, Moses Lake
11:10-11:35��� Unraveling The Da Vinci Code - Litigating Robotically-Assisted Surgery Claims.
Peter Mullenix, Seattle
11:35-12:00 � �London Bridge is falling down - Trends in Construction Defect and�Road Safety Cases.
Keith Kessler, Hoquiam�
12:00-1:30��� Amicus Appreciation Lunch - included in tuition
1:30-2:00��� Heads-up, Doc!� An Update on Medical Malpractice Pre-Filing Requirements in Washington�
John Budlong, Seattle
Tara Eubanks, Seattle
2:00-2:45��� You're spending our money on WHAT?!�� Qui Tam Actions
Contractor Accountability and the False Claims Act
Harold Malkin,� United States Attorney's Office, Seattle
2:45-3:15��� Get Your Elbows Off the Table ? Courtroom Etiquette and Ethics
Hon. Sharon Armstrong (Ret.), JAMS, Seattle
3:30-3:55��� Elvira Williams, App. V. Scientific Image Center Management, Inc., Et Al. �? Using the Consumer Protection Act in Medical Negligence and Other Negligence Cases.
Ben Wells, Arlington
3:55-4:20��� Whiplash ? A Full-Body Experience ? Current Medical Literature and Demonstrative Exhibits ? The 2013 Kindergarten Guide to Presenting Low Speed Injury Cases.
Aaron DeShaw, Portland�
4:20-4:30��� Q&A with the Speakers