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Pharma and Medical Device Class Actions: Three Trends to Watch

This Webinar will focus on three topics of particular relevance to pharmaceutical and medical device companies facing class-action litigation. First, we will report on the targeting of the pharmaceutical and medical device industry by plaintiffs’ lawyers who specialize in filing class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). Sometimes referred to as a one-foot hop over a thousand-foot hole, the TCPA is a trap for the unwary under which a company can unwittingly expose itself to significant liability risk.  We will identify areas of TCPA risk and steps companies can take to avoid the thousand-foot hole. Second, we will report on the growing split in the federal courts over whether the Supreme Court’s personal jurisdiction decision in the Bristol-Myers Squibb case applies to class actions, and lay out strategies for managing (and even taking advantage of) the uncertainty created by the split of authority. Finally, we will report on the surprising resilience of third-party payor class actions in which insurers and other “third-party payors” target alleged “off-label” promotion of products and other theories under which they were supposedly induced to overpay for prescription drugs.

Thursday, December 20, 2018
12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. ET

CLE credit will be applied for in CA, GA, IL, NY, TX and, if needed, NC and VA. Attendees will receive a Uniform Certificate of Attendance via email approximately 30 days after the program to seek CLE credit in other jurisdictions. New York lawyers: This program is considered transitional and non-transitional in content. The interactive webinar format is synchronous and approved for all lawyers. King & Spalding LLP / 1180 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309 | CA Provider # 10947.

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Event Details

Date: December 20, 2018

Time: 12:30 pm (ET)

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Please register soon. You do not have to be a client to attend, and there is no charge.