Key players in opioid litigation case convene at NYU LawThe Cleveland courtroom of United States District Judge Dan A. Polster is ground zero for an effort to tackle the opioid crisis through litigation. Leading plaintiffs’ and defense lawyers from around the nation have been brought together there in a consolidated case, In re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation, that pits government entities, hospitals, and unions against pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. On March 23, however, Judge Polster and other key players in the case convened at NYU Law in the Complex Litigation class taught by Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law Samuel Issacharoff and University Professor Arthur R. Miller. Over the course of nearly two hours, they treated students to an in-depth conversation on issues in complex litigation as reflected in the opioid proceedings. (Pictured, left to right: Arthur R. Miller, Judge Dan A. Polster, Samuel Issacharoff, defense attorney Sheila Birnbaum ’65, and plaintiffs’ attorneys Elizabeth Cabraser, Joseph Rice, and Christopher Seeger.)

Posted March 26, 2018