Effective Strategies in Defending Mass Tort Cases: What Every Firm Needs to Know
Mass tort cases that involve many plaintiffs against one or several defendants represent a new and developed area of tort litigation. The purpose of mass tort litigation is to aggregate the claims of multiple plaintiffs to maximize efficiency, mitigate costs of litigation through economy of scale, and avoid overburdening the court system. The stakes in mass tort litigation are often enormous.
In a two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders, professionals and seasoned regulators assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of the most important aspects of mass tort defense. The speakers will also discuss best practices in establishing effective and efficient defense strategies.
Key topics include:
- Mass Torts and Mass Tort Cases – Brief History
- Types of Mass Tort Litigation
- Punitive Damages Claims
- Risks and Legal Challenges in Mass Tort Litigation
- Strategies in Defending Mass Tort Cases
- Phases of Mass Tort Litigation
Alan J. Lazarus, Partner
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
- Assembling Litigation Teams to Maximize Security, Effectiveness and Efficiency
- Coordination, Consolidation and Forum Strategy – issues, Considerations, Strategies, and Tactics
- Management of and Effective Use of Discovery
- Effective Motion Practice
- Trial Selection Strategies
Jason P. Sultzer, Founding Partner
The Sultzer Law Group P.C.
- Real examples where defending mass torts succeeded and failed and the reasons for same;
- Do you need national counsel to manage mass torts;
- MDL : benefits and future issues and what to do with those state court cases;
- Trial strategies and dealing with punitive damages ;
- Can you create your own national settlement without the court's approval
Who Should Attend:
- Trial Lawyers
- Mass Tort Litigation Attorneys
- Corporate Counsel
- Board of Directors
- Claims Managers and Adjusters
- Safety and Risk Management Officers
- Other related/interested Professionals and Organizations
Alan is an experienced trial and appellate attorney who specializes in products liability, toxic substances and environmental litigation. He also has experience handling commercial litigation, insurance coverage litigation and litigation arising from professional errors and omissions. Alan has defended clients in a wide variety of matters involving prescription and over-the-counter drugs, medical devices, vehicles, chemical exposures, asbestos exposures, nutritional supplements, homeopathic remedies, construction equipment, firearms and environmental contamination. He has appeared as lead counsel in multidistrict Litigation and statewide coordinated proceedings, and has defended nationwide and statewide class actions.
Alan is an experienced trial and appellate attorney who specializes in products liability, toxic substances and environmental litigation. He also …
Jason Sultzer is a trial lawyer and the founding partner of The Sultzer Law Group P.C. He represents clients throughout the United States and has substantial experience in class actions, product liability defense, mass torts, business disputes, personal injury litigation, and intellectual property-related issues.
Mr. Sultzer has successfully defended and prosecuted class action lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the country involving a wide range of issues concerning consumer fraud and unfair competition.
Mr. Sultzer is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, has been named American Law Media’s Mass Tort Lawyer of the Year (2013-2015), is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has been selected as a Super Lawyer from 2011-2015.
Jason Sultzer is a trial lawyer and the founding partner of The Sultzer Law Group P.C. He represents clients throughout …
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About Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is a national law firm with 620 lawyers in 12 offices providing client service in areas such as corporate and securities, litigation, government and regulatory affairs, health care, products liability and mass tort litigation, corporate restructuring, intellectual property, employee benefits and executive compensation, environment and energy, insurance coverage, investment management, labor and employment, life insurance and annuities, real estate, and private client services.
About The Sultzer Law Group P.C.
The Sultzer Law Group P.C. is a premier full-service litigation firm with experience where it counts: in the courtroom, before juries. Lawyers in our firm collectively have over 100 years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil disputes involving significant liability exposure and a likelihood of going to trial. The firm's concentration in complex litigation includes prosecuting and defending consumer fraud class actions, mass torts, business disputes, and intellectual property related matters throughout the country. We are known as creative and tenacious trial lawyers on both sides of the docket, and our clients appreciate the insights that our broad experience provides because we understand what motivates both plaintiffs and defendants during trial and negotiations.