Hair Relaxers & the Dangers to Minority Women

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HAIR RELAXERS & THE DANGERS TO MINORITY WOMEN WEBINAR
Tuesday, MARCH 21, 2023

Hair Relaxers & the Dangers to Minority Women Webinar

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | Noon - 2:00 PM ET

Shades of Mass, founded in 2022, is a first-of-its-kind organization – dedicated to advocating for and facilitating the involvement in mass tort litigations, along with appointment of Black and Brown attorneys to leadership roles in federal and state-based centralized civil actions. Through mentorship, advocacy, networking, and education, we are ushering in a new era of broad and diverse representation for those impacted across our great nation.

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Educational Sessions

Overview of Chemical Hair Relaxer    |    12:00 - 12:10 PM (ET)

Moderator

Navan Ward, principal, Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis and Miles, P.C.

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Panelist

Brooke Hodge, director of class action and mass tort services, Postlethwaite & Netterville

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Defendants: Who, What, Where?    |    12:10 - 12:35 PM (ET)

Multiple defendants and manufactured hair relaxer products. Determining which Defendants are responsible is important, and how to best prove that clients used these Products are essential.

Moderator

Ben Crump, co-founder, Shades of Mass | founder, Ben Crump Law

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Panelist

Priscilla Jimenez, medical malpractice and catastrophic injury attorney, Kline & Specter

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Panelist

Syreeta Poindexter, associate attorney, Babin Law, LLC

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Panelist

Marlon Kimpson, member attorney, Motley Rice LLC, Sen. (SC)

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Jurisdictions and Next Steps    |    12:35 - 1:00 PM (ET)

Now that the Hair Relaxer MDL in Chicago is established, we will discuss the next steps for these lawsuits filed in federal court. There are also hair relaxer cases filed in various state courts. We will discuss how these multiple jurisdictions can affect the overall litigation.

Moderator

Navan Ward,  principal, Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis and Miles, P.C

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Panelist

Larry Rogers, Jr.
Board of Review Commissioner 3rd District, partner, Power Rogers and Smith P.C.

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Panelist

Srivatsa V. Gupta, Esq., senior litigation consultant, International Litigation Service

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Injuries and Intake Criteria    |    1:00 - 1:25 PM (ET)

This discussion will focus on understanding the injuries associated with hair relaxer use and what you should look for when evaluating potential clients’ cases is crucial.

Moderator

MJ Blakely, attorney, The Blakely Firm

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Larry Taylor

Panelist

Larry Taylor, Jr., managing partner, The Cochran Firm – Dallas

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Panelist

Chris Stewart, managing partner, Stewart Miller Simmons

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Panelist

Carl L. Solomon, attorney, The Solomon Law Group

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Science: What’s the Focus?    |    1:25 - 1:50 PM (ET)

In any Mass Tort action, it is important to understand the science. With Chemical Hair Relaxers there are Phthalates which are endocrine disruptors that interfere with the body’s hormones. We will discuss where we are in this litigation and what the next steps should be.

Moderator

Fu Debrosse Zimmermann, co-founder, Shades of Mass | managing partner, DiCello Levitt – Birmingham

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Greg Cade

Panelist

Greg A. Cade, principal attorney, ELG Law

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Panelist

LaRuby May, partner, May Jung LLP

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Panelist

Chelsie Green, associate, Levin Papantonio Rafferty

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Conclusion/Q&A    |    1:50 - 2:00 PM (ET)

Moderator

Fu Debrosse Zimmermann, co-founder, Shades of Mass | managing partner, DiCello Levitt – Birmingham

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