Complex Mass Tort Judges & Leading Litigators Gather in New York April 17, 2015

NEW YORK — March 10, 2015 — On April 17, 2015, HB Litigation Conferences will present the fifth annual “Mass Torts Judicial Forum with Hon. Marina Corodemus (ret.),” a day-long legal education conference where many of the nation’s most respected litigation practitioners – those who represent both plaintiffs and defendants – will share their insights from the litigation trenches, HB Managing Director Tom Hagy announced today.

HonKramer“In addition to a truly preeminent faculty, we are proud to announce the newest addition to our faculty – Judge Richard A. Kramer from the San Francisco Superior Court, Complex Civil Litigation Department,” Hagy said. Judge Kramer handles a variety of complex matters involving auto claims, hip implants, drug liability, consumer fraud and others. He is also well known for his 2005 decision reversing California’s Proposition 22, a ballot initiative that had banned same-sex marriage.

Judge Kramer joins the panel with Judge Rebecca F. Doherty, U.S. Judge for the Western District of Louisiana. Judge Doherty is presiding over the Actos MDL there, which last year produced a $9 billion jury verdict following a bellwether trial. According to Mealey’s Litigation Reports the judge found the punitive damage amount was “excessive and violated the due process clause,” and reduced it to just under $37 million.

Judge Corodemus heads a nationwide private mediation and special master practice, which was preceded by decade as New Jersey’s sole mass tort judge. “Now in its fifth year, Judge Corodemus’ event has quickly risen to become one of the most respected legal education events in the country. The hallmarks of her programs are the carefully selected topics, the stellar speakers, the balanced viewpoints, and the participation of sitting and former judges, including Judge Corodemus herself.

Attendees will receive both practical tips and strategic insights on these subjects:

  • Auto Litigation and Pharma Torts: A Comparison
  • Auto Recalls vs. Auto Malfunctions
  • Consumer Fraud Litigation
  • Damages: Economic vs. Pain and Suffering
  • E-Discovery After Actos
  • Expert Witnesses
  • Jurisdictional Issues
  • Media Relations and Ethics
  • Motion Practice
  • Punitive Damages and Mass Torts
  • Settlement Grid: Lump Sum, Hybrid, Limited Funds
  • Trial: Class Actions or Individual Claims
  • E-discovery after Actos

For more information, contact Brownie Bokelman at Brownie.Bokelman@ or (484) 324-2755 x212.

HB Litigation Conferences is an independently owned company that produces seminars, webinars, on-demand education, white papers, articles and other types of content for the legal industry. In addition to its own events, HB works with some of the top global providers of legal and litigation information services. HB’s founder Tom Hagy is former vice president at LexisNexis and publisher of Mealey’s Litigation Reports.


Brownie Bokelman

(484) 324-2755 x212