Mass Tort


Thursday, April 30, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, NJ

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Program Co-Chairs:
Michael A. Galpern, Esq.
Locks Law Firm
Cherry Hill, NJ

Lynne M. Kizis, Esq.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer
Woodbridge, NJ
Christopher M. Placitella, Esq.
Cohen, Placitella & Roth
Red Bank, NJ
Ellen Relkin, Esq.
Weitz & Luxenberg
New York, NY

8:00 am - 9:00 am 
Continental Breakfast & Registration • Exhibit Hall

9:00 am - 9:30 am
President’s Address & Welcome
Thomas M. Comer, Esq. • Freehold, NJ
NJAJ Membership Meeting & Elections

9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Law That Governs Winning & Losing
Lynne M. Kizis, Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ
Jared M. Placitella, Esq. • Red Bank, NJ
Ellen Relkin, Esq. • New York, NY
Neidra S. Wilson, Esq. • Skillman, NJ
10:30 am - 11:05 am
Defeating the Learned Intermediary Defense – 
Depositions of Treating Doctors & Detail Persons

Adam M. Slater, Esq. • Roseland, NJ
11:05 am - 11:20 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
11:20 am - 12:30 pm
Individual Mass Tort Case Updates
Alfred M. Anthony, Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ – Class Action in Toxic Tort
Danielle M. Gold, Esq. • New York, NY – Hips 
Claudine Homolash, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA – Risperdal
Rayna E. Kessler, Esq. • New York, NY – Benicar 
Victoria J. Maniatis, Esq. • New York, NY – Proecia
Donald Migliori, Esq. • Providence, RI – TVM
Harry M. Roth, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA – NECC
Gregory S. Spizer, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA – Mirena
Philip A. Tortoreti, Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ – Asbestos
Frederick S. Longer, Esq. • Philadelphia, PAXarelto
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Luncheon • Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Examining the Plaintiff Causation – Witness Dos & Don’ts
Moshe Maimon, Esq. • New York, NY
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Planning for & Dealing With Bankruptcies in Mass Tort World
Kevin C. Maclay, Esq. • Washington, DC
Todd E. Phillips, Esq. • Washington, DC
James P. Wehner, Esq. • Washington, DC
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Destroying the Big Pharma Defenses
  - Crossing Defense Causation Witness
  - Crossing the FDA Witness
  - Excluding Defense Evidence
  - In Limine Motions You Must File

Henry G. Garrard, III, Esq. • Athens, GA
Jerry M. Kristal, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ
Donald Migliori, Esq. • Providence, RI
Adam M. Slater, Esq. • Roseland, NJ
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception • Exhibit Hall
9:30 pm - 1:30 am
New Lawyers Section Party • One Atlantic • Featuring Garden State Radio

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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2015 features 23 seminars over three days. The advantage of this unique format is that you may move from seminar to seminar, hearing different topics as desired and thereby creating a seminar tailored to your specific needs.

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MCLE Credits
New Jersey - (Earn 7.20 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 7.0 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 6.0 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)

Full-Time Judges, Full-Time Law School Professors, 
Judicial Law Clerks & Law Student Members

Registration is complimentary for the seminar.
Pre-registration is required.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the
Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.20 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 7.20 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law

Course Materials
The seminar course materials will be online for attendees
to download on April 24, 2015.
Each registrant will receive a CD-ROM containing the course material onsite.

Onsite/Door Registration: 
An additional $25 will be added to all program fees for onsite registration.

Friday, April 24th is the last day for a refund (minus $20).
All cancellations must be in writing.

After Friday, cancellations and no shows will receive a credit (minus $20)
automatically good for 1 year for a future seminar or an on-demand seminar at



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