SCOTUS Crossfire: Will Purdue Be the Last Mass Tort Bankruptcy?

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SCOTUS Crossfire: Will Purdue Be the Last Mass Tort Bankruptcy?

October 04, 2023 | Virtual

The Supreme Court on Aug. 10 granted an emergency application for a stay and granted certiorari in the case of Harrington v. Purdue Pharma L.P. The Court will consider whether the Bankruptcy Code authorizes a court to approve, as part of a plan of reorganization under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, a release that extinguishes claims held by nondebtors against nondebtor third parties without the claimants’ consent. The case is scheduled to be argued in the December 2023 argument session. Hear experts on both sides of the issue as they prognosticate on how the use of third-party releases may unfold before the Supreme Court.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

3:00-4:15 PM EDT

This webinar is free to attend, and CLE is available to members in qualifying states.*

William J. Rochelle,

American Bankruptcy
Alexandria, Va.

Prof. Anthony J. Casey
University of Chicago
Law School

Prof. Bruce A. Markell
Northwestern University
Pritzker School of Law

Thomas J. Salerno
Stinson LLP

Clifford White
Washington, D.C.

* 1.25 hours of general CLE credit are available in the following pre-approved 60-minute-hour states (1.5 hours in 50-minute-hour states): AK, AL, AR, CA, DE, GA, IL, MO, NJ, PA, SC, TN, TX, VT, WI and WV. These states follow an approved-jurisdiction policy: AZ, CO, CT, NH and NY. ABI will submit attendance to DE, IL, NV, PA, TN and TX. Attendees from Illinois claiming credit more than 30 days after an event will be charged the $25 Illinois late-credit claim fee that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. For those jurisdictions not listed, ABI will not seek direct accreditation; attorneys will need to self-submit. Some states might not allow self-submission. ABI will issue certificates for attorneys to self-submit for approval. ABI charges an administrative fee of $5 for Members and $25 for non-members upon requesting CLE credit for this program. Further details will be provided the day of the event.