In recent years, vaping has come under intense scrutiny as its market presence has expanded. This cutting-edge virtual seminar will explore the science and toxicology behind vaping claims, a report of the current status of the multidistrict JUUL litigation pending in California, along with a discussion of anticipated future developments, and an exploration of the links between COVID-19 and vaping risks and liability.

Earn up to three hours of CLE credit while learning about this hot topic.

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Time (Central Time)SessionFormatCLE
12:00 p.m.Welcome and Introduction

J. Richard Moore, Bleeke Dillon Crandall, Indianapolis, IN
Melissa Roeder, Foley & Mansfield PLLP, Seattle, WA
Live Stream
12:15 p.m."Toxi-Vaping" Impairment, Hazards and Litigation

Join Angie and Melissa for a fast-paced discussion about vaping in America. The presenters will discuss:
  • Vaping impairment
  • The current legal status of vaping litigation including FDA involvement
  • Problems insuring vaping for P&C insurers
Learning objectives:
Discuss and analyze the toxic effects of vaping and how our court system has responded to the same.

Speakers:
Angela Perez, PhD, CTEH LLC, Portland, OR
Melissa Roeder, Foley & Mansfield PLLP, Seattle, WA
Live Stream1.0
1:15 p.m.BREAK
1:25 p.m.JUUL Litigation Update and Anticipated Future Developments

An analysis of the history, claims, and status of the consolidated multi-district  litigation involving Juul e-cigarettes in state and federal courts in California filed by thousands of individuals, school districts, counties, and states.

Speaker:
Ed Ulloa, Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Live Stream1.0
2:25 p.m.BREAK
2:35 p.m.Vaping and COVID-19 - Plausibility and Causation

COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory disease. Vaping involves drawing air into the lungs. It was therefore only a matter of time before people asked whether vaping might increase susceptibility to or severity of COVID-19. However, the newness of COVID-19, and our limited understanding of its epidemiology and mechanisms, raise the question as to whether there is an actual connection between the exposure and the disease. Plaintiffs’ lawyers may suggest the relationship is plausible, but will they be able to show it is causal? We will also hear about the latest developments in COVID-19 vaccines, and how the Biden administration’s approach on this front might differ from that of the Trump administration.

Speakers:
David Jaroslaw, DLA Piper, New York, NY
Christopher Gismondi, DLA Piper, New York, NY
Naira Gorovits, PhD, DLA Piper, New York, NY
Live Stream1.0
3:35 p.m.BREAK
3:40 p.m.ROUNDTABLE - JUUL LITIGATION DISCUSSION

Panel:
David Jaroslaw, DLA Piper, New York, NY
Christopher Gismondi, DLA Piper, New York, NY
Naira Gorovits, PhD, DLA Piper, New York, NY
Angela Perez, PhD, CTEH LLC, Portland, OR
Ed Ulloa, Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Live Stream
4:15 p.m.Networking Reception with Icebreakers
5:15 p.m.ADJOURN