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2020 NJ Products Liability & Toxic Tort Law

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  2020 NJ Products Liability & Toxic Tort Law

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NJ Products Liability & Toxic Tort Law

N.J. Products Liability & Toxic Tort Law
by William A. Dreier, Steven A. Karg, John E. Keefe, Sr. and Eric D. Katz
    A work of immense scholarly and practical value, this authoritative text allows the practioner to remain in complete control of two ever more complex and important fields of law. It contains:
    • Comprehensive, practical advice on preparing cases for trial;
    • The full text and a thorough analysis of the 987 Products Liability Act;
    • Full discussion of the cases which form the backbone of the law in New Jersey;
    • Selected State & Federal statutes and regulations & model jury charges for products cases and of great importance, identification and exploration of uncertain areas in the law.

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William A. Dreier
William A. Dreier is a retired Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court who now practices with the firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus. Appointed to the bench in 1973, Judge Dreier served for ten years as a trial judge in the Law and Chancery Divisions, and from 1983 to September 1998 was a Judge of the Appellate Division. He has been the co-author of the six editions and supplements of the earlier version of this work published since 1978 by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He has delivered annual lectures on products liability to the New Jersey Judiciary and to the New Jersey Bar. Mr. Dreier is a member of the American Law Institute, and has both lectured and been the course coordinator for ALl-ABA products liability courses. He also has lectured nationally on products liability including for several years as a faculty member of the National Judicial College. In the drafting and approval of the Restatement of Torts, Third, he is a member of the consultative group for the products liability sections and is an advisor for the apportionment sections. Mr. Dreier has published numerous law review and other articles in this and other areas of the law, as well as books for ICLE on the subjects of Chancery Practice and Secured Transactions.

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Steven A. Karg
Steven A. Karg is a litigation member with the New Jersey law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, PA. He concentrates his practice on commercial litigation with an emphasis on products and consumer liability defense. Mr. Karg has represented clients at both the trial and appellate levels, including in New Jersey's Multi-County Litigation courts. He has acted as New Jersey counsel within virtual law firms defending companies in products, consumer and class action litigations. He is the author of the first chapter of NJICLEs 2015 New Jersey Mass Torts & Class Action Treatise, entitled "The Mechanics of Forming and Terminating Multi-county Litigations in New Jersey."He is a past President of the Somerset County Bar Association, a past Chair of the Products Liability Committee of the New Jersey Defense Association, and a past Chair of the Product Liability and Toxic Tort Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He also serves as Secretary and Director of Meritas®, a global network of approximately 174 law firms. Mr. Karg has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, and work experience in engineering-related fields. He has frequently written and lectured in New Jersey and nationally on products-related topics.

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John E. Keefe
John E. Keefe, Sr. is a retired Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court who is now of counsel to the firm of Lynch, Martin & Kroll in the firm’s Red Bank office. Judge Keefe was appointed to the bench in 1977 and served as a trial judge in the Law and Chancery Divisions from 1977 to 1988. In 1988, he was appointed to the Appellate Division and served there until his retirement in September 2001. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law where he has taught Products Liability since 1985. He has been an annual lecturer on products liability for the New Jersey Judicial College and a frequent lecturer for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, receiving the Institute’s Distinguished Service Award in 2001. Judge Keefe is a member of the American Law Institute and was a member of the consultive group in the drafting of Restatement of Torts, Third, Products Liability.

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Eric D. Katz
Eric D. Katz is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and a partner at Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, LLC, in Roseland, New Jersey. Mr. Katz is the author of two law review articles, the first article concerning discriminatory practices in civil jury trial selection published in the Pace Law Review, and the second article regarding the application of the market share liability theory published in the Products Liability Law Journal. Mr. Katz is also the co-author of the chapter on Third Circuit Federal Pleadings for the Third Circuit Practice Guides published by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing.

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