Vol. 70 Nbr. 2, April 2003
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- Officers and executive committee.
- IADC explores tomorrow's issues.
- Proposed amendment to the bylaws of the international association of defense counsel.
- 31st annual IADC trial academy.
- Calendar of legal organization meetings.
- International association of defense counsel Tenets of professionalism.
- Constitution, crime, clergy: First Amendment implications of sexual abuse claims: church law and discipline, constitutional limitations, damage caps and statutes of limitations raise perplexing issues in these cases.
- Insurance coverage issues arising from large exposure contaminated food claims: complex issues of fact and insurance law come into play when food goes bad, and claims for contamination and recall arise on several fronts.
- Underlying exposures in mold claims: what are the damages? With mold litigation proliferating as the claimed "asbestos" of the new century, it's time to examine the potential damages and their viability.
- Recent important developments in the English law of confidence: while Michael Douglas's attempt to create a legal right to privacy has gotten most media focus, there are other significant cases.
- Admissibility of evidence of subsequent remedial measures in strict liability: some state courts fail to follow Federal Rule 407 that this evidence is just as irrelevant in strict liability as in negligence actions.
- Guide to defeating the heeding presumption in failure-to-warn cases: Defense counsel must oppose the distortion of Comment j's language into a presumption that users would read and heed instructions.
- Overcoming attorney-client privilege and work product protection in bad-faith cases: bald assertions of bad faith should not be accepted by courts as a warrant to plaintiffs to rummage through claims files.
- Using equity to set amount in controversy in class actions for injunctive relief: without opening the floodgates to removal of class actions to federal courts, limited use of the either, viewpoint rule would be salutary.
- Conning the IADC newsletters.