HT01 Coverage for an American Epidemic: Insurance Coverage Issues Stemming from Opioid Litigation (2020CLC)

September 14, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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The Hot Topics Track

Presented by the Insurance Law Section

About the Program

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 health care 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)


Daniel Bryer Daniel E. Bryer
Robinson+Cole, New York, NY

Brian J. Clifford Brian J. Clifford
Saxe Doernberger & Vita PC, Trumbull

Kevin Dean Kevin P. Dean
Marsh USA Inc., New York, NY