Mass Torts

Third-Party Releases in Bankruptcy

Do bankruptcy courts have jurisdiction to enter nonconsensual releases under any circumstance? This panel will explore this question and more.

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$125.00

Updates on Mass Tort Bankruptcies (online CLE Not Available)

This panel will discuss the current status of nonconsensual third-party releases (Purdue, Aearo, Boy Scouts, LTL), good faith and financial distress, alternatives to nonconsensual releases, international comparisons, preservation and impact of insurance, and case administration issues that include obtaining consent, conflicts among claimants represented by a single firm, and preservation of a claimant’s “day in court.”

$125.00
$125.00

ABI-Live: SCOTUS Crossfire: Will Purdue Be the Last Mass Tort Bankruptcy?

The Supreme Court on Aug. 10 granted an emergency application for a stay and granted certiorari in the case of Harrington v. Purdue Pharma L.P. The Court will consider whether the Bankruptcy Code authorizes a court to approve, as part of a plan of reorganization under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, a release that extinguishes claims held by nondebtors against nondebtor third parties without the claimants’ consent. The case is scheduled to be argued in the December 2023 argument session.

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Mass Torts: Beyond the Headlines

This panel will discuss features of mass tort cases — including stays of actions and discovery against nondebtors, releases for nondebtors, the role of future claims representatives, and insurance neutrality — and the effects of recent case law.

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From Johns-Manville to LTL (and Beyond?): Do Mass-Tort Bankruptcies Have a Future — and Should They?

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Mass Torts and Insurance Issues

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NO CLE - Judges’ Roundtable & Fireside Chat

Regional judges will strive to answer questions on current issues.

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NO CLE - 2022 Views from the Bench: Great Debates

Two pairs of judges square off to consider (1) whether bankruptcies can be properly filed when a debtor faces a deluge of potential tort claims and (2) whether bankruptcy courts can support plans regarding certain special fee and financing arrangements for debtors.

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NO CLE - Tort Settlements: Undisclosed Assets

The petition is filed. At the § 341 meeting, the trustee asks the debtor whether there have been any personal-injury actions, whether the debtor has the right to sue someone, and whether the debtor inherited any assets 180 days prior to the petition date or within 180 days after the petition date. However, debtor clients often intentionally or inadvertently fail to disclose an asset. This panel will explore best practices for dealing with these and other post-filing litigation pitfalls, and for handling cases where there are undisclosed or undiscovered assets.

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NO CLE - Mass Tort Tidal Wave

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