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Opioid Liability Claims: Coverage and Litigation Considerations for Manufacturers, Distributors, Third-Party Payors

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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This CLE course will explore insurance coverage issues related to the expanding breadth of opioid liability claims. Our panel will discuss coverage considerations, the increasing reach of these claims for those involved in the manufacture, distribution, prescription or payment for opioids, and the developing body of related case law.


Across the country, states and local governments are suing the manufacturers and distributors of opioids. These lawsuits raise important and interesting questions for insurers and policyholders about the scope of insurance coverage for these claims. Counsel for insurers and policyholders need to be prepared to address a range of cutting-edge coverage issues and make mission-critical recommendations.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses the many factors counsel should consider when assessing coverage for opioid-related claims and provides practical considerations regarding the types of policies typically in play for resolving these disputes.



  1. Opioid liability claims
    1. Investigation
    2. Litigation
    3. Parties
  2. Coverage issues
    1. Policy types
    2. Defenses
  3. Practical steps
    1. Insurers
    2. Policyholders


The panel will review these and other critical issues:

  • How should insurers and policyholders address explicit cooperation obligations in the claims process?
  • What impact will opioid-related claims have on policy terms for policyholders moving forward?


Engh, Anna
Anna P. Engh

Covington & Burling

Ms. Engh has a wide range of experience in the insurance coverage area.  She has handled coverage litigation and...  |  Read More

Fleischer, Adam
Adam H. Fleischer


As Chair of the nation’s first Opioid Coverage Task Force, Mr. Fleischer is actively engaged in the insurance...  |  Read More

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