Clay moderated the session "The 'Business' of Mass Torts Litigation":
Handling mass tort litigation from inception to resolution requires strategic business planning. Plaintiffs must address litigation funding, marketing and client intake, lien resolution and obtaining client consent to settlement. For defendants, in-house counsel must balance demands by insurers and boards of directors and plan how to fund defense costs as well as any settlements. This experienced panel will walk us through the ins and outs of mass tort business considerations from both perspectives.
Sarah spoke on the panel "CERCLA Litigation for the New Millennium: More Claims, and More Hurdles to Settling Them":
Well into its fourth decade, CERCLA continues to provide traps for the unwary (and, often, even for the wary). This program explores certain recent CERCLA developments (mutations?), including new requirements for settlements, new categories of “releases” and new guidelines for “financial assurance.”
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January 21-23, 2016
Grand Summit at Canyons Resort / Park City, UT