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  • Writer's pictureKirk Hartley

Perspectives on Mass Tort Litigation – Widener’s April 2013 Mass Tort Symposium Now Onli

The Widener Law Journal presented an April 16, 2013 symposium, Perspectives in Mass Tort Litigation, with excellent speakers, albeit a bit heavy on the defense side. The practicing lawyer speakers ranged from Mark Behrens and Nick Vari on the defense side to Bruce Mattock on the plaintiff side. Academics included Professors Hensler, Twerski, Brown, Mullenix, and Steir.

Happily for those of us who missed the conference, panel sessions are now online at the links below. Thank you to Mark Behrens who kindly shared the information and links pasted below. My understanding is that papers from the conference will be published in the not too distant future.

Widener Mass Tort Litigation Panels

Panel 1; Mass Tort Theory: Deborah Hensler (Stanford), Linda Mullenix (Texas), Mike Green (Wake Forest), and Aaron Twerski (Brooklyn)

Panel 2; Emerging Issues in Mass Tort Practice: Hon. Thurbert Baker (McKenna Long & Aldridge), John Beisner (Skadden Arps), Tobias Millrood (Pogust Braslow & Millrood), and Victor Schwartz (Shook Hardy & Bacon)

Distinguished Address: Hon. Eduardo Robreno (E.D. Pa.); Federal Asbestos Litigation: Black Hole or New Paradigm?

Panel 3; Keystone State Civil Justice Issues: Nancy Winkler (Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck), Nicholas Vari (K&L Gates), Mark Behrens (Shook Hardy & Bacon), and Scott Cooper (Schmidt Kramer)

Panel 4; Asbestos-Related Bankruptcy Issues: Todd Brown (Buffalo), Bruce Mattock (Goldberg Persky & White), and William Shelley (Gordon & Rees)

Panel 5; Mass Tort Ethics: Sheila Scheuerman (Charleston) and Byron Stier (Southwestern)

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