Secrecy, Costs, Criminals, and Claimants: 2010 GMA Conference

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Bill Marler's presentation at the 2010 GMA Foodborne Litigation Conference in Washington D.C.

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Secrecy, Costs, Criminals, and Claimants: 2010 GMA Conference

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  2. 2. “Secrecy, Costs, Criminals and Claimants”<br />
  3. 3. PCA – Poisoning People and Criminal Acts <br />
  4. 4. Pot Pies and Hamburgers -and Consumer Responsibility <br /><ul><li>Third-party fault?
  5. 5. Is it wise to sue the customer?</li></li></ul><li>Foodborne Illness Costs<br />Costs to businesses<br />Cost to consumers<br />
  6. 6. Settlement Secrecy – is it Bad for the Industry?<br /><ul><li>Most settlements the defendant wants secrecy – Why?
  7. 7. Embarrassed they paid too much?
  8. 8. To discourage other claims?</li></li></ul><li>“How to Handle the Onslaught – When Strict Liability Strikes”<br />
  9. 9. Preventing It The First Place – Elevate Food Safety<br /><ul><li>Invite in the regulators
  10. 10. Be an industry leader
  11. 11. It limits the chance of it happening and avoids the likelihood of a denial of coverage and punitive damages </li></li></ul><li>Preparing for the Siege<br /><ul><li>Have a recall plan
  12. 12. PR plan
  13. 13. Litigation plan
  14. 14. Settlement plan
  15. 15. Experts
  16. 16. Spokespeople in place
  17. 17. Government contacts </li></li></ul><li>When they Come Over the Wall – Playing Defense Offensively<br /><ul><li>Paying medicals on legitimate claims
  18. 18. Wage loss on legitimate claims
  19. 19. Fighting to the death on the others </li></li></ul><li>Questions<br />
  20. 20. For More Information…<br />Bill Marler<br />Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm<br />1301 2nd Avenue<br />Suite 2800<br />Seattle, WA 98101<br />1-866-770-2032<br />

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