Litigating Mass Torts

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00am to Friday, April 8, 2005 - 2:30pm
Sedona, AZ
United States

The Seventh Annual Sedona Conference on Complex Litigation will focus exclusively on issues that arise in connection with the litigation of mass torts. The Conference features a blue-ribbon faculty panel with five sitting and former state and federal judges (including the Chairman of the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation), in-house counsel, and a nationally renowned group of leading practitioners from both the plaintiff and defense bar.

This will be the most substantive, and in-depth look at many critical issues in this area, including the recent passage of the Class Action law. Our unique, dialogue-based approach to exploring the issues will seek new paths for best practices in the areas of:

  • The meaning of the new, federal Class Action law
  • The impact of pretrial rulings and evidentiary issues
  • Obstacles to resolution, the "professional objector" and the role of the court in settlement
  • Choice of venue
  • Impact on liability in other areas
  • Development of the law from autos to pharma to technology in the workplace and beyond.

Agenda and faculty bios are listed below. Registration is strictly limited to 45, on a first-come, first-served basis.