Health Litigation Update Webinar
September 30, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Pacific Time
Tom Watson and Peder Batalden of Horvitz & Levy will present their popular annual Litigation Update. While this is usually a much-anticipated feature of the CSHA Annual Meeting & Spring Seminar, it has been moved to a virtual format this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As regular Annual Meeting attendees know, this session highlights significant appellate court decisions that will impact hospitals, physicians, medical staffs, and payers. Tom and Peder will focus on the decisions that will shape the California healthcare industry for years to come.
Peder Batalden, Horvitz & Levy LLP
Mr. Batalden has particular expertise in federal appeals and procedure. He is co-author of the leading treatise on civil appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Rutter Group’s Ninth Circuit Civil Appellate Practice.
Mr. Batalden’s healthcare appellate practice focuses on peer review issues and related federal and state statutory claims, such as the federal Sherman Act and Healthcare Quality Improvement Act, and California’s Health and Safety Code section 1278.5. He argued Fox v. Good Samaritan Hosp. LP, 467 F. App’x 731 (9th Cir. 2012), which made HCQIA immunity available to defendant hospitals and doctors even without a report to the National Practitioner Data Bank. He often files amicus briefs in significant cases implicating peer review. And he has represented hospitals and doctors alike in numerous medical malpractice appeals.
In recent years, Mr. Batalden has successfully petitioned for review in the U.S. Supreme Court, and has argued and won numerous appeals in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits, the Nevada Supreme Court and the California Courts of Appeal.
Mr. Batalden often works with clients and trial counsel before an appeal begins, advising them to preserve issues and present evidence in the best posture for appeal. He routinely assists clients who must respond to large money judgments, drawing upon a deep knowledge of federal jurisdiction and procedure to assist in staying enforcement of judgment and preparing post-trial motions so that issues for appeal are not lost.
H. Thomas Watson, Horvitz & Levy LLP
Mr. Watson has extensive appellate experience in procedural, tort, contract, insurance and health law issues. In addition to working on numerous cases in the California Court of Appeal, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and appellate courts in other jurisdictions, Mr. Watson worked as appellate counsel for parties or amici curiae in the following California Supreme Court matters: McMillin Albany LLC v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.5th 241; Dhillon v. John Muir Health (2017) 2 Cal.5th 1109; Fahlen v. Sutter Central Valley Hospitals (2014) 58 Cal.4th 655; El-Attar v. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (2013) 56 Cal.4th 976; Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. (2011) 52 Cal.4th 541; Diaz v. Carcamo (2011) 51 Cal.4th 1148; Mileikowsky v. West Hills Hospital and Medical Center (2009) 45 Cal.4th 1259; Parnell v. Adventist Health System/West (2005) 35 Cal.4th 595; Bird v. Saenz (2002) 28 Cal.4th 910; and Safeco Ins. Co. of America v. Robert S. (2001) 26 Cal.4th 758.
Mr. Watson has authored articles on tort, damages, trade secret, insurance, healthcare, and punitive damages issues, and is a frequent lecturer on these topics.
Mr. Watson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Idaho, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He then earned his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and his Juris Doctor from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he graduated Order of Coif.
There is no charge for this webinar, however, registration is required.
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Continuing Education Credit
The California Society for Healthcare Attorneys is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider and is authorized to provide 1 hour of MCLE credit for this program.
Full participation in the webinar is a prerequisite for receiving professional continuing education (CE) credit. Registrant must complete post-event survey, attest to participation and, when required, provide a professional license number. CE certificates will be emailed approximately two weeks after the webinar.