New York, NY, November 14, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Associates Patrick Sullivan and Martha Drouet, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The Opioid Crisis: Emerging Litigation and Insurance Coverage Issues.” This event is scheduled for November 29, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Eastern Time.
For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/the-opioid-crisis-emerging-litigation-and-insurance-coverage-issues/
About Patrick F. Sullivan
Patrick F. Sullivan is an associate attorney focusing his practice in products liability and malpractice defense, including medical device, long term care, pharmaceutical, professional malpractice, and toxic tort litigation. He represents professionals and companies in complex tort litigation regarding their medically and scientifically intricate and unique procedures and products. He has extensive experience in all stages of litigation including drafting and arguing motions, deposing witnesses, and defending client interests in both pre-trial and trial litigation. Prior to joining Segal McCambridge, he worked as an insurance defense attorney in Chicago.
Mr. Sullivan earned his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School where he received Dean's List honors and a Distinguished Scholarship. He is licensed to practice in Illinois and is admitted to the Federal Bar for the Northern District of Illinois and the Western District of Wisconsin.
About Martha E. Drouet
Martha E. Drouet is an associate attorney focusing her practice on toxic tort, product liability and complex commercial litigation. As a member of the national coordinating counsel team for a products manufacturer, Ms. Drouet monitors litigation in high-indemnity jurisdictions. She has extensive experience in managing hundreds of cases independently from pre-litigation through trial including cases in areas such as transportation, environmental regulation, premises liability, medical malpractice and catastrophic injuries.
Ms. Drouet earned her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law with a certificate in Environmental and Energy Law. While a student at Chicago-Kent, she was a competitor and coach for the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition team and received a CALI award for the highest grade in Environmental Law Clinic. She served as executive articles editor for the Journal for Environmental and Energy Law and as secretary for the Kent Justice Foundation.
About Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.
For more than three decades, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. has built a reputation as a national law firm of accomplished trial attorneys. The firm has grown from a four-lawyer shop in Chicago to a national firm with additional offices in in Austin, Detroit, Houston, Jersey City, New York City, Philadelphia, and St. Louis. Segal McCambridge attorneys routinely counsel and defend clients, including Fortune 500 companies, corporations and individuals, across the United States in complex litigation matters including, but not limited to: asbestos, class action, construction, employment, environmental, food and beverage, insurance coverage and bad faith, life sciences, product liability, professional liability, technology and cyber risk, transportation, and warranty.
Several decades after the start of prescription of Opioids in the late 1990s, the Opioids Crisis has become extremely rampant. This short-term relief created long-term after-effects with the alarming number of victims and thousands of filed lawsuits. Unjust enrichment and engaging in fraudulent and negligent conduct have been the common complaint of plaintiffs. However, due to the robust defenses from the targets of these lawsuits, various insurance coverage issues also emerged.
As plaintiffs continue to seek compensatory and punitive damages, as well as statutory penalties and costs, courts are yet to have an opportunity to review the scope of an insurer's duty. Hence, insurance practitioners will continue to find cases on whether insurance policies provide coverage for these claims.
In this Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the Opioid Crisis. They will give a comprehensive overview of the legal and regulatory frameworks of this significant topic while presenting the latest trends, developments and updates on litigation and insurance coverage issues.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- The Opioid Crisis: An Overview
- Current Litigation and Insurance Coverage Issues and Developments
- Recent Case Law Updates Scope and Limitations
- Potential Risks and Legal Pitfalls
- What Lies Ahead
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/