The Indiana Product Liability Act is the exclusive mechanism to evaluate claims of personal injury and property damage allegedly caused by products. The Act’s unique statutory regime selectively borrows concepts from the Restatement (Second) of Torts, § 402A, and the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Products Liability, and it rejects strict liability concepts for claims of design and warning defects. The Act also significantly alters prior Indiana common law governing product liability actions. This seminar will explore these features of the Act, and will address opportunities and procedural mechanisms for early resolution of product liability actions, including the narrowing of issues through motion practice, tailored case management orders, and efficient discovery practices designed to control and reduce costs.
Dean T. Barnhard, Barnes & Thornburg, Indianapolis
Joseph R. Alberts, Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis
Mathew Scott Winings, Cummins, Inc., Indianapolis
PRODUCTS LIABILITY CASES
3 CLE – Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Live In-Person Seminar
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis
Live Individual Webcast
– From Your Home or Office Computer
ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN