Plaintiff-Only Hot Topics and Trends in Litigation Seminar: GM Auto Recall, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Devices Agenda

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Plaintiff-Only Hot Topics and Trends in Litigation Seminar: GM Auto Recall, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Devices Agenda 

Program Information

Online registration is now closed.  To register please call 800.622.1791 or 202.965.3500, ext 8612.



Registration Fee: $645

You can attend your first AAJ Education Seminar at 50% off, if you are an AAJ member & have been admitted to the bar for five years or less. (Does not apply if you have previously attended an AAJ Education seminar or college).

AAJ Paralegal Affiliates may attend this college and receive 50% off the registration fee if they are employed by, and attending with, an AAJ plaintiff attorney (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President’s Club, or Leaders Forum) with the same firm address.

CLE Credits:  5.75

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Tuesday, May 27

Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Litigation Group Business Meeting
Litigation Group Sponsored by MedFinManager
2:30 - 4:00 pm

Testosterone Therapy Litigation Group Business Meeting
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Group Business Meeting
5:00 - 6:00 pm

Networking Reception 
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, May 28

Registration (Continental Breakfast Available)

Morning Session
8:45 am - 12:45 pm

General Motors Ignition System Defect Litigation
• Nature of the Defect:  Straight from the Engineer
Mark B. Hood, FL
• Litigating the PI Case and GM’s Defense Playbook
   - Summary of personal injuries arising from the defect
   - How GM handled past cases
Lance Cooper, GA
• Litigating the Class Action:  In re:  General Motors LLC Ignition Switch Litigation, MDL 2543
   - General description and structure of the litigation;
   - The facts of this case not taken from the New York Times and CNN
   - Scope and measure of damages
   - Bankruptcy issues
Adam J. Levitt, IL
Roland Tellis, CA
• Government Issues
   - Interplay between GM, the government, and NHTSA
   - “Old” GM versus “new” GM
   - GM’s reporting obligations to NHTSA
Sean Kane, MA
• Comparing and Contrasting the GM Ignition Switch Litigation and the Toyota SUA Litigation
Todd A. Walburg, CA

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Hot Topics
• Testosterone Therapy
Brandon L. Bogle, FL
Ronald E. Johnson, KY
Trent Miracle, IL
• Lipitor
Robert K. Jenner, MD
• Generic Drug Update
AAJ Legislative Affairs

Networking Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 pm

Afternoon Session
1:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Hot Topics
• Transvaginal Mesh
   - Batiste v. Ethicon
Richard A. Freese, AL
• Actos
Paul J. Pennock, NJ
Getting Past Preemption
   - Cochlear Implant
Scott Morgan, IL
• Risperdal
Brian J. McCormick, PA
• Morcellator Litigation
Kristian Rasmussen, AL

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