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Litigating a Failure to Warn Claim in a Products Liability and Personal Injury Case

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  • Description
    The failure to warn claim is standard in most product liability and/or personal injury lawsuits in the United States. As a result, a complex system and strategy of product warning and safety communications has developed. This CLE course, led by renowned author and internationally acclaimed expert Dr. Gerald Goldhaber, will review the development of these claims from the turn of the century until today, including recent codes, standards and regulations, government agencies that govern decisions, research related to warnings’ impact on human behavior and landmark judicial decisions. The course will review the evaluation and testing system companies must undertake in determining whether or not they need product warnings and the 3 phase system for formulating them effectively. Dr. Goldhaber, along with a guest attorney, will present strategies for litigating a failure to warn case using relevant case law and testimony.
  • Instructor Bio

    Gerald Goldhaber

    Dr. Gerald M. Goldhaber is President and CEO of Goldhaber Research Associates, LLC, founded in 1978 and celebrating 35 years as a full service consulting firm.

    Dr. Goldhaber, a member of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society, has given depositions and trial testimony as an expert witness in over 175 cases for numerous Fortune 500 companies and has published several articles and monographs on the subject of warning labels for such journals as Forensic Reports and The Journal of Products & Toxics Liability.

    A nationally recognized expert in the fields of product liability, warning label design, evaluation, and applied research as it relates to trademark surveys, Dr. Goldhaber has defended the results of his surveys in state and federal courts, as well as critiquing and evaluating opposing surveys and opinions. GRA’s trademark litigation experience includes numerous top corporations and some of the largest law firms in the United States.


    Jane Jacobs

    Jane is a litigator both for the labor and employment and communications law areas of the firm’s practice. In addition to litigating employment cases, Jane has represented the firm’s clients in collective bargaining, union organizing campaigns, and other union matters. Jane represents large Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller companies. She appears before the NLRB, EEOC, and in federal and state courts and administrative agencies.

    Jane’s internet marketing litigation practice includes appearances before federal and state courts, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the New York State Public Service Commission.

    As the firm’s litigation partner, Jane believes that the first phases of a case set the tone for the litigation and works to put her clients in a position of power and control from the outset. She works to control the pace and flow of the case to the client’s advantage. Jane brings to the table a genuine interest and curiosity about her clients’ business operations.

    Jane teaches seminars on labor law and the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Extension Program of the New York State School of Labor and Industrial Relations (Cornell). Jane also has lectured extensively about internet marketing regulation.

    Jane is admitted to practice in New York, before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, First and Second Circuits.