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Patrick Bedell and Allyson Spacht Analyze Insurance Implications for Opioid Public Nuisance Lawsuits in Law360


R. Patrick Bedell and Allyson C. Spacht discuss the latest developments regarding liability insurance and the opioid public nuisance claims in Law360

On April 17, the Opioid MDL court created a new bellwether trial Track 3, which closely follows the creation of Track 2 in West Virginia Federal court. These opioid cases are based on allegations of public nuisance and conspiracy and seek to hold the entire pharmaceutical industry liable for a social problem, without demonstrated proof that a particular defendant caused specific harm. This has significant implications for insurance coverage.

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As a partner, Patrick focuses his practice on advising insurance carriers on a variety of complex matters including but not limited to product liability, municipal liability, general commercial liability, and professional liability. He represents clients in commercial disputes in state and federal courts across the country.

Ally advises foreign and domestic insurance carries on various disputes involving commercial general liability. At both trial and appellate levels, she represents corporate clients in all aspects of complex commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts.

Both are members of the firm’s Opioid Coverage Task Force.