September 18: “Reversed & Remanded: The Impact of Recent Appellate Court Rulings on Mass Torts”

Date: Monday, Sept. 18, 2017
Time: 2pm Eastern | 1pm Central | 12pm Mountain | 11am Pacific
Duration: 90 minutes
Format: Broadcast live from the JAMS Resolution Center, New York
CLE: This webinar is eligible for CLE (depending on state and local rules)
Price: Complimentary
Register: Sign up for the program here

“I thought mass tort practice was going to be directed by legislation, but state and federal appellate courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court, have stepped in and mixed things up.” –Judge Marina Corodemus (ret.) 

Judge Corodemus is referring to a spate of rulings this year that are significant to mass tort attorneys everywhere.

In its BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell decision, the Supreme Court held that its general jurisdiction holding in Daimler AG v. Bauman wasn’t limited to only certain types claims. Shortly after that the high court handed down its much-anticipated jurisdiction ruling in Bristol Myers v. Superior Court, a win for defendants who had argued against litigation in states in which they are neither incorporated nor do business.

The New Jersey Appellate Division in McCarrell v. Hoffmann-La Roche found a lower court erred in its evidentiary rulings on science, causation and warnings. The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals revived thousands of cases in In re: Fosamax Products Liability Litigation, finding that the trial court had improperly granted summary judgement on preemption grounds by misapplying the Supreme Court’s “clear evidence” standard in Wyeth v. Levine.

Because of these developments the judge has impaneled a group of experts to share their insights during a 90-minute educational webinar.

Join Judge Corodemus and her panel of experts on Sept. 18 when they will:

  • Review the case history of these seminal decisions.
  • Analyze the meaning and impact of the courts’ holdings.
  • Discuss critical issues now before many courts on specific personal jurisdiction and general jurisdiction, i.e. Daubert, Kemp and Frye.
  • Debate the future of these cases and whether they represent a change for the better.
  • Comment on whether class actions are changed forever.
  • Predict – as best they can – the real impact of these cases.
  • Answer your questions.


Corodemus joins JAMS, Inc. as a neutral provider of dispute resolution services.

JAMS is pleased to welcome Hon. Marina Corodemus (Ret.) to our roster of New York neutrals.

Judge Corodemus is a highly experienced professional in Alternative Dispute Resolution and a sought after special master by Federal and State Courts involving class actions, mass torts, environmental contamination, natural resource damages, products liability, consumer fraud, and serious aggregate litigation. She brings over 10 years’ experience on the bench as New Jersey’s sole Mass Tort Judge.

Judge Corodemus most recently served as Special Master for dePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products, MDL 2197 to oversee the appeals and fee disputes associated with the $2.7 billion settlement, and has also served as Special Master for American Medical Systems, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation, MDL 2325 and Vioxx: Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1657.

Widely respected in her field for her diligence, integrity and fair play, she was voted ‘Best Individual Mediator 2015’ in the National Law Journal and served as President of the Academy of Court Appointed Special Masters from 2014-2015.

Judge Corodemus has lectured throughout the country. She is a member of the ALI Aggregate Litigation Advisor Committee, is a Board and Executive Board Member of the Sedona Conference, and served as an adjunct Professor at Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey. She was recently awarded the Chief Justice Robert N. Wilentz Lifetime Achievement Award.

Judge Corodemus will be based out of the JAMS New York Resolution center. She will also maintain her ADR practice at Corodemus & Corodemus LLC, located at APA Hotel at MetroPark, in Iselin, NJ.

To schedule a mediation or arbitration with Judge Corodemus, please contact her office at 732-603-0005.

Prestigious Mass Tort Conference Features Leading Women in Legal Profession April 3, 2017

NEW YORK – MARCH 14, 2017 – Winner of multiple awards for her achievements presiding over complex mass tort litigation, leading arbitrator, mediator, special master and judge Marina Corodemus will hold her Seventh Annual Mass Torts Judicial Forum with Hon. Corodemus (ret.). This is the first year Corodemus will preside over her highly-regarded event as a neutral with JAMS, the world’s largest arbitration and mediation company.

Produced by HB Litigation Conferences, the program takes place April 3 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York.

“I am proud of the outstanding reputation for professional education this conference has earned over the years,” Corodemus said. “This year I feature many of the most respected women in mass tort litigation — plaintiff and defense attorneys — as well as neutrals and judges.”

Learn more about the event.

[Note: Save $100 off the registration price with promotion code PR100.]

“This is one of my favorite mass tort conferences,” JAMS neutral Cathy Yanni said, citing the “outstanding members from both sides of the aisle who participate in an open exchange of views and information.”

The faculty features:

Attorneys: Ariana J. Tadler, Milberg; Vicki Maniatis, Sanders Phillips Grossman; Karen Barth Menzies, Gibbs Law Group; Kelly E. Jones, Harris Beach; Robin L. Greenwald and Ellen Relkin, Weitz & Luxenberg; Sheila L. Birnbaum, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; Wendy R. Fleishman, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Sara J. Gourley and Maja C. Eaton, Sidley; Chanda A. Miller, Drinker Biddle & Reath; Paul J. “P.J.” Cosgrove, Ulmer & Berne; Julia Reed Zaic, Heaviside Reed Zaic; Sara Schramm, Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley; Kelly Strange Crawford, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti; Steven Skikos, Skikos Crawford Skikos & Joseph; Cheryl P. Vollweiler, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry; Jeffrey M. Pollock, Fox Rothschild; Christopher M. Placitella, Cohen Placitella Roth; Henry G. Garrard III, Blasingame, Burch, Garrard Ashley; Brenda Fulmer, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley.

Judges and Neutrals: Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (ret.), JAMS; Hon. Victor Ashrafi (ret.), Riker Danzig; Cathy Yanni, JAMS; U.S. Judge Gerald E. Rosen; Hon. Richard A. Levie (ret.), JAMS.

Academic: Prof. Jaime L. Dodge, Emory University School of Law.

Media: Melissa Hoffmann, ALM Global Newsroom and Anne Urda, Law360.

Also on the panel will be Lynn Greer of BrownGreer and Mark Eveland of Verus Claims Service.

For more, visit, or call (484) 324-2755 x212.


Brownie Bokelman
(484) 324-2755 x212