Readers may be interested in the upcoming “2nd Annual Mass Torts Forum: A Roundtable for
Judges and Lawyers.” Co-hosted by the Temple University, Beasley School of Law, and set for May 23, 2013, at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Philadelphia, hometown of your humble blogger.

This seminar (more info here) attracts plaintiffs counsel (such as Dianne Nast, Roda & Nast), defense counsel (such as Mark Cheffo, Skadden) and Judges, including Hon. Cynthia Rufe, U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa.

The agenda includes panels on Mass Tort Coordination and state and federal cooperation; E-discovery issues; Trial Issues, including bellwether trial selections; Hot Topics in Mass Torts, such as innovator liability in pharmaceutical cases; Mass Tort Resolution, including the difficulties with medical liens;  and Scientific Evidence in Mass Tort Cases, including joint science hearings.

The best news: a closing Cocktail Reception.