An Opioid Litigation How-To

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Course Description

This program was recorded on January 29th, 2018

The opioid epidemic has been called the greatest public health crisis our country has ever faced.  Recently, the JPML consolidated numerous actions in the Northern District of Ohio in an MDL proceeding. This CLE will cover the origins, impact and probable outcome of the litigation.



  • James D. Young
    Though born in Boston, James was raised and educated in Florida. After a successful career as Special Counsel to the Florida Attorney General’s office, James joined the firm’s complex litigation unit focusing on qui tam whistleblower cases nationwide. James has broad experience and is nationally known in the areas of consumer protection, health fraud, and pharmaceutical litigation. He has served in leadership positions in numerous multistate Attorney General investigations including starting and co-leading the largest consumer protection drug settlement to date, In Re Risperdal. He was appointed co-lead of the government plaintiffs group in the Vioxx Multi-District Litigation and served as lead of several litigation subcommittees.

    In addition to his responsibilities as an attorney, James is a regular contributor to the Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group’s whistleblower blog.

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      • 2 General Credits
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    1. History of opioid epidemic
    2. Types of plaintiffs and claims
    3. Types of Defendants and defenses
    4. Damages calculations
    5. MDL update

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