New Jersey League of Municipalities Professional Development Seminar
Municipal Options in Opioid Litigation
April 4, 2018
DoubleTree Hotel, Tinton Falls
8:30a.m. to 12:30p.m
700 Hope Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Registration Form - WORD or PDF
This seminar will discuss the status of lawsuits presently underway, and litigation techniques and theories especially suited to local government claims. The purpose of this program is to apprise you of all of your options in light of these events beyond those that have already been applied, and to share resources to help you evaluate which option is best for your community under applicable law.
Opioids have led to the first ever national public health crisis under the Public Health Act that does not involve an infectious disease or a natural disaster. As a result, states, counties and cities, as well as businesses, have started suing responsible parties to hold them accountable and recover damages suffered as a result. Government entities have used a number of diverse strategies in bringing opioid litigation thus far, but not all strategies have been employed. Moreover, many of these strategies have ignored the unique concerns of local government and the agencies which service local communities. The unique burdens imposed on local government as a consequence of opioids require equally creative and unique legal strategies.
8:30a.m. - 9:00a.m. - Sign-in, coffee & networking
9:00a.m.- 12:30p.m. –Discussion of Opioid Litigation and the Options for Municipalities
- Angelo Genova, Esq, League Special Labor Counsel, Genova Burns, LLC
- Allan Kanner, Esq, Kanner and Whiteley, LLC
- William J. Kearns, Jr., Esq, League General Counsel, Helmer, Conley, and Kasselman, P.A.
- Michael Fitzgerald, Esq, Monmouth County Counsel, New Jersey Association of Counties
Member Rate: $70.00*
*Member rate applies to: Municipalities, State, County, and Municipal Utilities & Authorities.
-Go to the date you are attending
-Download registration form, complete and fax it with your voucher to (609) 695-0151
Questions about registering – contact Suzanne Delany SDelany@njslom.com or
609-695-3481 extn 111
CEU’s – CMFO/CCFO-Off Mgmt/Anc;RMC-4.0 Prof Devel;QPA-4.0 Off Admin/Gen Duties;CPA-4.0 Fin;NJCLE-4.0;PACLE-3.5
*Please note, PACLE courses require the attendee to pay a separate fee (not including registration fees) to obtain credits. PACLE credit forms can be downloaded from the League Calendar page: http://www.njslom.org/seminars.html
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