The Connecticut Legal Conference is the CBA’s largest event, with over 40 top-rate practical programs, sponsors and exhibitors, and compelling plenary speakers.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's conference will be held virtually.
The safety of attendees is of the utmost importance to the CBA.
The Hot Topics Track Presented by the Insurance Law Section
Coverage for an American Epidemic: Insurance Coverage Issues Stemming from Opioid Litigation
September 14, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Brian J. Clifford (SDV), Daniel E. Bryer (Robinson+Cole) & Kevin P. Dean (Marsh USA Inc.)
Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. This epidemic has sparked over 3,000 lawsuits throughout the nation against pharmaceutical companies, suppliers, distributors, and healthcare providers for their alleged role in contributing to the epidemic. With the targets of these lawsuits vigorously defending these suits, it was inevitable that complex insurance coverage issues would emerge. This program will analyze the insurance coverage issues implicated by the opioid epidemic, including an overview of the existing litigation and decisions to date.
You Will Learn
- The general background behind the opioid crisis
- An overview of the litigation the opioid crisis has spawned
- The insurance coverage issues raised by the opioid epidemic and existing litigation
- Anticipated future litigation and the coverage issues that will likely result
CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP)
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