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Lindsay Breedlove, a commercial litigator at Pepper Hamilton, addresses the contradictory jurisprudence interpreting the Supreme Court's 2013 decision in Comcast v. Behrend, and whether the Court's 2016 decision in Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo sheds any light on whether a class can include uninjured members.
Just because the data are complex does not mean that commonality and predominance do not exist. Peter Breslauer and Jeremy Guinta walk through lessons to be learned from over-reliance on Dukes.
An overview of the various stages of class actions from inception to conclusion. We will highlight the requirements for certification, notice, settlement, and even cy pres.
Adam Polk discusses how the recent changes to case management and discovery processes are likely to affect the small firm practitioner.
Baker Hostetler's Patrick Lewis explores key ethics considerations that arise when parties seek to settle class action disputes.
Although most litigators would view destroying an opposition expert witness in a deposition as a good thing, veteran litigator Curt Hineline says that may not be the case.
Joel Neckers discusses cy pres distributions, recent developments in the law, and recommendations for including cy pres provisions in class action settlement agreements. (11:25 min)
Amanda Fitzsimmons discusses the issue of standing in data breach class action cases and the importance of Remijas v. Neiman Marcus Group. (11:16 min)
The speakers discuss Mullane v. Central Hanover Bank & Trust Co. and how due process implications should be considered when designing a notice program to reach today's consumers. (12:33 min)
Delving beyond the familiar Rule 23 factors, Ashley Bruce Trehan shares practical tips for representing a defendant in a class action case. (13:13 min)
Longtime litigator Margaret Lyle gives both a step-by-step review of the process and the history of class action settlements within the federal courts. (12:06 min)
Jennie Lee Anderson suggests that when it comes to e-discovery, early planning and cooperation are key to building a successful strategy to best help your clients. (8:21 min)
Rule 23(a) has four elements that must be proven prior to class certification. Listen as Kathryn Honecker explains salient points of one of the elements—numerosity. (14:17 min)
Jeff Gardner explains how this exception works and the ways in which it may affect your clients. (8:54 min)