Defense Counsel Journal

This publication provides topical and scholarly writings on the law, including its development and reform and the practice of law in the civil defense and insurance fields.

Articles from Vol. 86, No. 3, July

Editor's Page
As the IADC moves into its Centennial year, the Defense Counsel Journal is entertaining ideas to commemorate this momentous achievement. The Product Liability Committee has graciously agreed to provide articles for a 100th year edition dedicated to topics...
Federal Civil Rule Reform: An Update
THE federal judiciary's Advisory Committees on Civil Rules and Rules of Evidence are considering reforms that could result in major changes of the federal civil docket. Proposals under review would, if approved, amend the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure...
IADC Amicus Briefs
The last association year has been a busy one for the IADC Amicus Curiae Committee. In addition to implementing new guidelines for evaluation of amicus requests, the Committee filed a number of briefs in a variety of cases throughout the country.Most...
IADC Committee Newsletters
The IADC boasts more than 25 Committees through which members network, expand and build skills, and further the objectives of the defense bar and business community. IADC Committees publish newsletters monthly, and below are the newsletters that were...
Insurance Coverage Rules for Inverse Condemnation Actions Involving Public Water Systems
This article has been substantially updated and expanded from one Mr. Fuller published in the California Public Law Journal, a quarterly publication of the Public Law Section of the California Lawyers Association."A legal nexus of overlapping damages,...
In the Wake of Devries: Revisiting the Extension of Maritime Jurisdiction over Asbestos Claims
IN Air & Liquid Systems Corp. v. Devries, 1 the Supreme Court of the United States recently addressed the application under maritime law of the so-called "bare metal" or "replacement parts" defense to claims of mesothelioma against product manufacturers...
President's Page
2020. The Centennial Year.If you were at the closing session for the Annual Meeting in Asheville, you heard me talk about the "about 11 men" who formed the IADC ninety-nine years ago. It always strikes me as odd that the minutes describe them as about...
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