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Perrin Conferences' Emerging Insurance Coverage & Allocation Issues

January 24, 2011

Speakers: James P. Ruggeri

January 24, 2011

The Helmsley Park Lane Hotel
New York, NY

James Ruggeri will serve as a speaker on the topic of "Asbestos Bankruptcy Issues: Recent Developments Affecting Insurers and Emerging 524(g) Trust Discovery Disputes." The presentation will include:

  • An overview of recent bankruptcy filings and current case proceedings – Motors Liquidation, Garlock, Bondex, Pfizer (Quigley) and others
  • Frequent coverage issues in asbestos bankruptcies
  • Removed from the tort system: what effect have the recent bankruptcy cases had on the remaining pool of insured defendants?
  • Discovery of claimant information from existing trusts: CMOs, state-level activities, Congoleum, Motors Liquidation and the recent Specialty Products/Bondex proceedings

Moderator: Andrew T. Frankel, Esq., Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, NY
Kenneth Frenchman, Esq., Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, New York, NY
James Ruggeri, Esq., Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Washington, DC
Tancred Schiavoni, Esq., O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, New York, NY
Peter Van Lockwood, Esq., Caplin & Drysdale, Washington, DC


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