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Managing the Scope and Costs of Class Action Discovery

Michael P Daly and Matthew Adler

Class actions involve asymmetrical discovery that is not only invasive but also expensive, creating a hydraulic pressure to settle even frivolous claims. This panel will discuss various defense strategies for managing the scope and cost of discovery in putative class actions, including staying discovery, bifurcating discovery, phasing discovery, and shifting the costs of discovery.

Presented by the Consumer Litigation Committee