Weathering the Bellwethers: Opioid Litigation and Beyond and Impacts on Both Domestic and Foreign Corporations Subject to Lawsuit in the U.S.
The Inn at Spanish Bay
Pebble Beach, CA
Bellwether cases did not exist when the IADC was founded a century ago, but they have become a critical part of defending mass tort litigation in the United States, for both domestic and foreign corporate defendants. This panel will update you on the ins and outs of the bellwether opioid trials that commenced this fall, which has become “bet the company” litigation for many pharmaceutical companies and other defendants. Using opioids as an example, we will discuss best strategies for preparing for bellwether cases, as well as hear in-house expertise on managing client expectations for such mass litigation.