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9/5/2018 By Michelle Potter

I am excited to share KCIC’s latest analysis from our comprehensive asbestos litigation database during Perrin Conferences’ National Asbestos Litigation Conference, October 1- 3, 2018, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

I will be participating in the opening panel “National Trends Driving Asbestos Litigation” at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, October 1. Joining me will be Joseph W. Belluck of Belluck & Fox; Lisa Oberg of Dentons; Marcus Raichle of Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd; and Erin Voyik of The RiverStone Group.

On this panel, I plan to further expand on the analysis highlighted in our recent blog surrounding 2018 asbestos filings trends thus far. I plan to present:

- A comparison of asbestos filings to previous years

- An analysis of geographic diversification of major filers and new jurisdictions nationwide

- The impact that legislation regarding bankruptcy trust transparency and Supreme Court rulings on personal jurisdiction issues have had on filings

- The impact that verdicts in 2016 and 2017 have had on filings in certain jurisdictions

Since 2015, KCIC’s annual asbestos reports have created a buzz around filing trends. The reports have revealed extreme concentrations of who is filing asbestos litigation, as well as where and what they are filing, and who is being named in the suits. We plan to release our “Asbestos Litigation: 2018 Year in Review” report in early 2019.

KCIC will also sponsor a cocktail reception at the conference on Tuesday, Oct. 2.  Hope to see you there!

Michelle Potter

About Michelle Potter

Having spent much of her career serving clients who are asbestos defendants, Michelle Potter is an authority on the current state of the asbestos litigation industry. At KCIC, her day-to-day role is to manage client relationships and lead projects to develop and implement claims processing procedures and systems, as well as to perform complex analyses of different types of claims and insurance.

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