Saturday, November 6, 2010

Unsafe Food Litigation Class: Bill Marler

We were delighted to host Bill Marler for the second part of our condensed course in the LL.M. Program, Unsafe Food & Products Liability.  The course was team taught by Denis Stearns and Bill Marler, both partners in the Seattle based firm, Marler Clark.

 Professor Marler is an accomplished personal injury lawyer and national expert in foodborne illness litigation. He and his partners at Marler Clark have represented thousands of individuals in claims against food companies whose contaminated products have caused serious injury and death.  Professor Marler has been a major force in food safety policy in the United States and abroad through his advocacy for more effective food regulation.  He is one of the founders of Outbreak, a nonprofit consulting group dedicated to food safety advocacy. And, Marler Clark also founded and supports the popular online daily newspaper, the Food Safety News

 Professor Marler began his class with a public presentation on foodborne illness litigation.  His sessions with the LL.M. class focused on actual cases of serious food borne illnesses, with the class evaluating the cases and the discussing damages.  It was a great opportunity for the LL.M. candidates to not only explore the law, but its applicability to real life situations.

We all enjoyed having Bill with us for a couple of days and have already invited him back for next year!

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