Recipe for Danger

We first met Shawn Collins, chair of the Collins Law Firm, Naperville, Ill., when he represented the North American Spine Society, one of the four societies named as defendants in the pedicle screw litigation.

In the landmark case--the first mass tort suit to hit CME--the societies were accused of putting on sales events under the guise of CME seminars. Three years and $10 million later, the societies were exonerated--but, as Collins warns, the court's ruling that speech at seminars m

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