Fundamentals of Product Liability


CLE credits earned: 2 General Credits (WA 2 Law and Legal)

Attendees will learn: (1) What makes product liability different from general litigation; (2) The kinds of damages commonly sought (other than just physical injury); (3) The elements of liability for each type of product liability claim; (4) Various kinds of strict product liability; (5) The ten rules of product liability; (6) How defense lawyers and insurers evaluate and defend product liability claims (information needed by both plaintiff and defense attorneys); (7) Class actions and mass tort claim management; and (8) The future of product liability.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•  Top trial techniques and strategies
•  Comparative fault issues in product liability
•  Liability of component part manufacturers and how it relates to the liability of ultimate manufacturers
•  Statutes of repose and statutes of limitation

Date / Time: March 4, 2021

•  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•  11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.
Closed-captioning available upon request

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Original Broadcast Date: February 5, 2021

Brett Godfrey | Godfrey|Johnson P.C.

Brett Godfrey is a 33-year veteran trial who has tried more than 100 cases to verdict throughout the United States. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering and substantial training in physiology and human factors. He frequently lectures on trial tactics, the use of technology and case management methodologies. He is also a former Air Force Officer, a pilot, an author, and a motivational speaker.

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I. An overview of product liability 2:00-2:15
II. The eight most common claims for relief 2:15-2:30
III. When the focus is on the product and when it is on the manufacturer 2:30-2:45
IV. Special factors, including insurance coverage issues and adverse president 2:45-3:00
V. Case planning and case management 3:00-3:15
VI. Legal trends in product liability 3:15-3:30
VII. Government agency involvement 3:30-3:45
VIII. Class actions and mass tort claims 3:45-4:0