Conference will focus on trends in asbestos litigation nationwide

A California conference on current and emerging trends in asbestos litigation is planned for legal and insurance professionals in early March.

The Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference is set for March 3 and 4 in Beverly Hills with a host of workshops for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

"Outstanding speakers and panelists will deliver information for both sides of the trial bar, further bolstering litigators’ abilities to better anticipate and resolve issues on disputed matters," according to a news release from Perrin Conferences, which is organizing the conference.

Asbestos exposure is linked to diseases that include lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis, and is the focus of many asbestos settlements and mesothelioma lawsuits that have been filed in recent years.

Conference panels will include jurors who recently served during a large asbestos case in California, updates on asbestos court actions nationwide, the effects of asbestos bankruptcy on all parties in a legal action and a session on issues faced by in-house counsel on asbestos claims.

The session, Judicial Roundtable: A View From the Bench, will include judges from Delaware, California, Illinois, Texas, New York, Louisiana and Pennsylvania.