Class Action Litigation After Epic Systems: Enforcing Class Action Waivers
A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss the recent Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis and its impact on class action litigation. The webinar will explore how recent Supreme Court decisions are enforcing class action waivers against attempts to invalidate them and discuss how courts are applying the Epic Systems ruling at all stages of ongoing class action litigation as well as lessons for practitioners to leverage these decisions.
- Overview of Epic ruling and impact on class action waivers
- Strategies for drafting enforceable arbitration agreements and class waivers
- Class certification and other challenges relating to waiver and arbitration clauses
- Potential responses to the Jan. 15, 2019 New Prime v. Oliveira opinion
- Discussion of pending or recently enacted legislation designed to limit the use of arbitration, including a recent bill introduced in Congress to amend the FAA
The panel will review these and other relevant topics:
- What does the Epic ruling allow regarding mandatory arbitration agreements and class waivers?
- Why do state law principles (such as consent, consideration and unconscionability) still matter?
- Will the recent New Prime opinion impact a clients’ use of arbitration agreements with class waivers?
- What is on the horizon for proposed or recent legislation that may affect the Epic decision?
- What new strategies should defense counsel expect to see from plaintiffs’ attorneys, considering the potential increased use of class action waivers?
Robert E. Boone, III
Mr. Boone is the Leader of the Firm's Class and Derivative Actions Client Service Group. His practice focuses... | Read More
Mr. Boone is the Leader of the Firm's Class and Derivative Actions Client Service Group. His practice focuses on defending financial institutions and manufacturers against consumer class actions, complex commercial disputes and product liability/tort litigation in federal and state courts nationwide. He represents food manufacturers against slack fill claim and authored the article, Defending Food Packaging Design Against Slack Fill Claims.Close
John B. Lewis
Baker & Hostetler
Mr. Lewis concentrates his practice on the resolution of complex employment, labor and regulatory disputes, including... | Read More
Mr. Lewis concentrates his practice on the resolution of complex employment, labor and regulatory disputes, including the defense and oversight of class action litigation. He devotes the majority of his time to litigation and appellate practice involving a wide array of areas including federal and state anti-discrimination, wage and hour and fair housing laws, the Civil Rights Acts, and ERISA. He has participated in more than 85 cases before federal and state appellate courts. He regularly contributes to the firm's Employment Class Action blog and is a frequent speaker and author on class action law topics.Close
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