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Dr. Stephanie Plancich, Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting to Speak at the Knowledge Groupís Legal Series: Product Liability for 2014 and Beyond Live Webcast

New York, NY, September 02, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Dr. Stephanie Plancich, Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Legal Series: Product Liability for 2014 and Beyond.” This event is scheduled for September 29, 2014 from 10:00am – 12:00pm (ET).

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About Dr. Stephanie Plancich

Dr. Stephanie Plancich is a Vice President in NERA Economic Consulting’s New York City office. At NERA, she has extensive experience performing economic analyses in class action litigations, including product liability, employment, and securities cases. Her work has included analysis of issues related both to class certification as well as damages in these cases. Working in the firm’s Mass Torts Practice, she has performed analyses of damages related to medical devices and other consumer products, in cases alleging personal injury and/or property damages. She has prepared forecasts of asbestos and other tort liabilities, and these forecasts have been used for reserves on companies’ financial statements, for insurance purchases, and in the context of both acquisitions and bankruptcies. Dr. Plancich received her BS in economics from the London School of Economics, University of London, and her PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About NERA Economic Consulting

NERA Economic Consulting ( is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For over half a century, NERA’s economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Event Summary:

The Knowledge Group assembled a panel of thought leaders to discuss the significant and latest issues on product liability for 2014 and beyond.

Key issues include that will be covered in this course are:

− Product Liability Law: Current Trends and Hot Topics
− Significant Issues Relating to Preemption, The “Components Parts” Doctrine and Recall Rules
− Updates on Recent Litigation Cases (i.e. Medtronic Inc. v. Stengel et ux, Miller v. Eli Lilly & Co. et al., Cox v. Gruma Corp. et al. among other cases to be cited)
− Tools to Ensure Product Safety
− Effective Strategies in Dealing with Product Liability Claims
− Reducing product liability risks of Consumer Product Safety Commission reporting requirements

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group, LLC was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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