Committee Chair Letter - Volume 87, Number 2.

AuthorAnderson, William L.

At the beginning of this association year, the IADC Product Liability Committee was asked to assume responsibility for one full volume of the Defense Counsel Journal. We picked April and set about soliciting articles. Curtis Ott, Vice Chair of Journal, and Jaimme Collins, Vice Chair of Special Projects, have jointly led the effort. As an organizing theme, we decided to play off the 100th anniversary of the IADC. But instead of looking backward, we decided to look forward. Where are we going in the world of product liability litigation? And who is driving the ship?

The collection of articles in this edition is superb. We are grateful to the distinguished authors who stepped up and contributed articles on several important directions of our practice area. The "100 year" target for predictive purposes is, of course, out of reach, but perhaps we can capture the next two decades at least. The companion introduction by Defense Counsel Journal Editor Ken Meyer describes the approach of each article--take a look...

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