"Bone-Screw" Lawsuit May Threaten Free Speech at Association Seminars

Four medical societies are battling the first mass tort case to hold associations liable for information presented at their seminars. Although the specifics are particular to medical organizations, the case is causing concern in the association community. Is the lawsuit the beginning of a trend? Are other associations at risk?

The case involves more than 2,000 civil actions and 5,000 plaintiffs. The plaintiffs, patients who were implanted with pedicle screws--a type of bone screw--dur

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