In the year that has passed since our inaugural event, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has centralized more than 1100 opioid-related lawsuits in the Northern District of Ohio- National Prescription Opiate Litigation, MDL #2804. The DOJ has joined the case as a “friend of the court” to assist with settlement negotiations. Presently, the MDL trial is set for September 2019, with ongoing potential settlement discussions.
In this session, our panelists will take a deep dive into the MDL as well as similar proceedings such as the Native American Tribe suits and the Texas counties MDL. Our speakers will provide a thorough analysis of how the outcomes of these cases will affect your business and manufacturing practices. Topics of discussion include:
- Dissecting the strength of proposed arguments and defenses
- Understanding the unique challenges of each of these proceedings
- Evaluating strategies and potential outcomes