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Mike Leard Discusses the Interplay of MDLs and Parallel State Court Proceedings at ACI Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference

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Mike Leard, a partner in Nutter’s Litigation Department, will speak at ACI’s 28th Annual Conference on Drug & Medical Device Litigation. He will be a panelist on the “Navigating the Interplay of MDLs and Parallel State Court Proceedings” session. Topics will include:

  • Examining the recent trend of plaintiffs dismissing MDL claims mid-trial and moving them to state courts in unfavorable jurisdictions (e.g Zantac MDL)
    • What efforts can drug and device companies (and their counsel) make to prevent this from happening?
    • Understanding how you can best deal with the aftermath if/when this does happen
  • Tools and strategies for effective coordination between the federal and state courts regarding
    • Scheduling hearings
    • Conducting and completing discovery
    • Avoiding inconsistent federal and state rulings
    • Accomplishing resolution of all cases nationwide

Event details:
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
10:15AM ET

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

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