Views from the Bench: Mass Torts

This panel will focus on the removal and consolidation of tort claims, including those against nondebtors (e.g., Imerys); the aggressive estimation of tort claims for voting purposes (e.g., PG&E and the one-dollar estimation effort); third-party releases (e.g., the effort we are likely to see in BSA to get releases for local councils); channeling injunctions outside of the asbestos context (being used increasingly, but will the bench eventually push back?); the impact of criminal proceedings on a mass tort debtor’s ability to reorganize (e.g., PG&E and some of the pharma cases); the need for multiple committees (e.g., creditors + victims in BSA; the UCC and TCC in PG&E; and the failed effort to appoint a public entities committee in cases); notice and due process issues (e.g., notice to fire victims in PG&E); proposed trust structures; class actions in chapter 11; and Garlock.

Price: $125.00
SKU: 205630
75 mins
James J. Tancredi, Hon. U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Conn.) Melanie L. Cyganowski, Hon. (ret.) Otterbourg P.C. Michael B. Kaplan, Hon. U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D.N.J.) Michael B. Schaedle Blank Rome LLP Michael L. Bernstein Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP Robert E. Grossman, Hon. U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D.N.Y.)
Media: Video
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