22nd Annual Conference on Drug & Medical Device Litigation

Overview


Partner Terry Dee spoke on the panel for “Strategies for Opposing Trials with Multiple Plaintiffs” at the 22nd Annual Conference on Drug & Medical Device Litigation, hosted by the American Conference Institute (ACI) on December 5 in New York City.

In the wake of recent phenomenon involving multi-plaintiff trials where the courts are allowing multiple trials to be tried within one MDL case and where jury is hearing multiple sets of facts at one time, the panel discussed the strategies the defense bar employ to minimize the prejudicial effect of these situations and limit its use by courts, including:

  • What is the current state of law on multi-plaintiff trials: overview of the latest decisions
  • How are courts approaching this issue?
  • Have there been any successful arguments with respect to defeating this phenomenon? If so, what are they?