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Adams | Nye | Becht LLP offers educational seminars to our clients at their offices, usually at no charge. The subjects covered are always changing, and we tailor the topics to meet client needs. Adams | Nye | Becht LLP is an approved provider of continuing legal education programs in the State of California. To schedule a seminar, or for more information, please contact us at Recent subjects have included the following:

Medical-Legal Issues in Asbestos Litigation
This seminar covers the basics of asbestos medicine relevant to evaluating and defending claims; chest x-rays, pulmonary function tests, and other issues arising in defending actions arising from cases based on asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

Product Liability Trends in California
Learn the newest wrinkles in California's product liability law - where it has been and where it is likely to go. We review the state of product liability law in California, with an emphasis on recent cases and projected changes.

Introduction to Chemical Carcinogenesis
How chemicals do and don't cause cancer, and what to look for in a chemical cancer case; an introduction to cells, genes and CNA; cell mutation, repair and thresholds; toxicology, doses and responses; the three-stage model of carcinogenesis.

California's Unfair Competition Law
Business & Professions Code section 17200 allows "class action" type litigation without a class, and injunctive actions against businesses engaged in activity which is claimed to be "unlawful, unfair or fraudulent." The plaintiff does not even have to be injured, or a victim of the activity. Find out how the plaintiff bar is expanding this field, and learn strategies for fighting back.

Preparing a Defense Against Mold Claims
Residential mold claims are exploding in California. Retaining qualified experts and conducting the right testing is critical. This seminar shows how to effectively refute many misconceived allegations about mold based upon successful strategies from "sick building" cases.

Asbestos Litigation in the San Francisco Bay Area
How did we get where we are, and where are we, anyway? The history of Bay Area asbestos litigation, General Orders, plaintiffs' firms and plaintiffs' experts, who the new defendants are and are going to be. If you have ever wondered why cases don't settle before trial, this seminar is for you!


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