May 24, 2011

O'Neal and Fiterman Presenters at Spring PLAC Conference

James O'Neal and Amy Fiterman were presenters at the April 28-29 Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC) spring conference in Coral Gables. They organized and led the April 28 morning session on fraud class action issues and discussed "New Challenges in Class Definitions/Subclass."

The theme of the conference was "True Grit, The Fighter, and Social Network, Renewed Attacks and Effective Defenses." The conference addressed the latest in consumer fraud class action litigation, uses and abuses of social media in litigation, and the latest in preemption law.

O'Neal leads Faegre & Benson product liability practice, of which Fiterman is also a member.  Both focus their practice on drug and device litigation, as well as consumer fraud class actions, and are members of the firm's drug and medical device practice area.

PLAC is an elite organization dedicated to helping corporate clients defend product liability litigation. This is a collaborative organization that brings together corporate counsel and lawyers in private practice who focus on product liability defense.  Admission is honorary, strictly limited, and requires recommendations from corporate members.  PLAC is a significant voice advocating the defense viewpoint in product and consumer fraud cases in all courts in the nation through task forces, information sharing, and a highly respected amicus program.


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