Product Failure Analysis: Avoiding Spoliation
Lunch & Learn - Live Webinar
July 9th - 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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Join Eric R. Weishaupt, Ph.D., P.E. as he will explain the general procedure and protocols to follow when conducting a products failure analysis. The important distinctions for investigators between routine testing or research and an investigation involving litigation or an insurance claim will be described. Attendees will learn the proper techniques for evidence preservation and artifact handling. Case studies are presented to explain the failure analysis process and what can happen when the proper procedures are not followed, and standards are ignored.


Eric R. Weishaupt, Ph.D., P.E. has over ten years of experience conducting complex failure investigations specializing in the study of mechanical behavior of materials in relation to structure and properties. Throughout his career, he has conducted failure analyses in the automotive, rail, plumbing, heavy trucking, industrial and consumer products, sports equipment, recreational products, and medical device industries. Dr. Weishaupt has worked with manufacturers directly in the areas of materials selection, corrosion performance, design, quality assurance, and mechanical testing of products.

CLE Credit:
This webinar is pending approval by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 general hour of live, interactive webinar credit. CLE credit will be submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio by the OACTA office.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education is allowing live, interactive webinar creditto be used to fulfill up to 24 hours of the CLE requirements.

To fulfill CLE requirements for a live, interactive webinar program, you must register for the program, join the meeting; and complete the evaluation with the verification code at the end of the program.

This webinar is also pending approval by the Kentucky Bar Association for 1.0 general hour of live, interactive webinar credit.
OACTA Members - Free 
Non-members (if requesting CLE credit) - $25.00
Non-members will receive an invoice for $25 for participating in the webinar. CLE credit will not be submitted until payment is received by the OACTA office.