Recording Date: February 23, 2010
82 minutes
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Agenda and Speakers

• A look at the number of cases filed and where? Are there more filings to come?
• Case and client screening
• Theories of liability and asserted defenses
• Causation concerns and stumbling blocks, if any?
• Assessing damages
• Trying vs. settling a case: the number of cases that are settling and why they aren’t tried?
• Recent jury judgments and the status of any pending appeals
• The Philadelphia punitive damage judgments: how were the cases alike, how did they differ and the impact of these punitive damages on other case
• Will the Philadelphia cases be overturned?
• Pfizer’s reaction
• MDL Update-What is happening generally, as well as with remands

Neil Overholtz, Esq., Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, P.L.C., Pensacola, FL
Brian Ketterer, Esq., Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, Baltimore, MD