The DRI Product Liability Seminar winds up today, with scheduled highlights including a presentation on the implications of Nicastro and Goodyear on future product liability litigation. Readers know this is a topic of great interest at MassTortDefense, which we have posted on before a couple times.
Yesterday's highlights included discussions of the Third Restatement, and in-house counsel had a separate session on blogging. Not the kind we do here, but the issues relating to corporate employees or the marketing department getting engaged in blogging relating to product promotion, building brand goodwill, and responding to customer questions or issues raised in the blogosphere.
Your humble author attended the session focused on Chemical and Toxic Torts, which featured an interesting presentation from Scott Scarpelli, Esq., of The Dow Chemical Company. This veteran in-house litigator shared his perspective on the most vexing causation questions that arise in chemical-based litigation.