This panel would discuss the various legal theses relating to claims that arise in high value catastrophic motor vehicle accident trucking litigation, including the various ways by which plaintiff’s counsel will seek to render motor carriers liable.  The panel would specifically discuss aspects and elements of negligent hiring claims, negligent retention claims, negligent training claims and negligent supervision claims.  The panel would include an update on recent cases, pros and cons on these topics, and a closing component of the session regarding helpful legal/practical tips for operational practices that will help to avoid those types of claims in ongoing litigation.  The panel would consist of me as a moderator/speaker, another labor and employment outside counsel, and at least one motor carrier in-house counsel.


Eric Z
Eric L. Zalud
Partner, Co-Chair Litigation Department, Transportation & Logistics, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Arnonoff

Eric is Co-Chair of the firm’s Transportation & Logistics Practice Group and a Vice Chair of the Litigation Group.