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Mark Chalos Discusses Emerging Issues in Mass-Tort MDLs at Duke Law Conference

Mark Chalos Discusses Emerging Issues in Mass-Tort MDLs at Duke Law Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos will be participating in an invitation-only conference on Emerging Issues in Mass-Tort MDLs to be held by the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies on October 27-28, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Chalos will be on the first panel, titled “Extent of Fiduciary Co-Lead Counsel’s and PSC’s Responsibility to All Plaintiffs.” Each panel will consist of two judges and three practitioners or experts who will engage in active interaction and discussion on the topic at hand.

The conference agenda will include other panel discussions as follows:

  • Panel 1 “Extent of Fiduciary Co-Lead Counsel’s and PSC’s Responsibility to All Plaintiffs”
  • Panel 2 “Recourse of Participating MDL Lawyers Dissatisfied with Decisions of Co-Lead Counsel and PSC”
  • Panel 3 “Claims-Processing Issues (issues in distributing settlement proceeds; issue dealing with reconciling existing liens; and issues dealing with reconciling subrogation claims)”
  • Panel 4 “Expanding Extent of Information Provided Initially for Individual Claims Review”
  • Panel 5 “Bellwether Trials? Purpose, Including Whether to Eliminate Them Altogether, Selection, and Early Dismissal”
  • Panel 6 “Impact of 2015 FRCP Amendments, Particularly Amendments to Rule 26 (discovery) and Rule 37 (spoliation)”

About Mark Chalos

The managing partner of Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office, Mark Chalos represents individuals who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries and families whose loved ones died due to the negligence or misconduct of others. He has obtained millions of dollars in settlements for families who have been harmed by wrongful conduct.

Through jury trials, Mr. Chalos has held wrong-doers accountable, including representing 32 school children who were videotaped undressing in their school locker room ($1.28 million jury verdict) and a young woman who suffered a severe brain injury in a car wreck (nearly $4 million jury verdict). He also obtained an $8 million arbitration award on behalf of a business client.