Using Class Action Trial Plans and Other Pretrial Filings to Influence Certification
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will examine how class action litigators—plaintiff and defense—can use various pretrial filings, including trial plans, preliminary motions and discovery plans, to increase their likelihood of success at class certification.
- Pre-suit strategies with trial in mind
- Motions to dismiss or strike with trial in mind
- Discovery strategies with trial in mind
- Certification/decertification strategies with trial in mind
- Summary judgment strategies with trial in mind
- Expert testimony, statistical sampling and averaging
- Trial plans – plaintiff and defense perspectives
- Potential impact of Tyson Foods Inc. v. Bouphakeo, No. 14-1146, 83 U.S.L.W. 3765 (June 8, 2015)
- Potential impact of anticipated amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the key components of an effective trial plan?
- What are defendants’ goals when seeking to compel the submission of a trial plan?
- What strategies have been effective for plaintiff and defendants when seeking to use trial plans?
Michael P. Daly
Drinker Biddle & Reath
Mr. Daly defends class actions involving issues such as advertising, labeling, billing, credit reporting, debt... | Read More
Mr. Daly defends class actions involving issues such as advertising, labeling, billing, credit reporting, debt collecting, and telemarketing and privacy. He counsels clients on all aspects of class action litigation, frequently writes and speaks about procedural and jurisdictional issues that arise in class actions, and is a senior editor of Drinker Biddle’s TCPA Blog.Close
Feinberg Jackson Worthman & Wasow
Mr. Jackson represents employees in class action cases involving overtime pay, pension benefits and employment... | Read More
Mr. Jackson represents employees in class action cases involving overtime pay, pension benefits and employment discrimination. He has successfully served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel in numerous class actions, collectively resulting in over $250 million in recovered wages and benefits. Mr. Jackson is a frequent speaker at legal conferences on employee benefits law and wage and hour law.Close
Stephen A. Loney, Jr.
Mr. Loney’s practice focuses on complex and high-value commercial litigation. He has extensive experience... | Read More
Mr. Loney’s practice focuses on complex and high-value commercial litigation. He has extensive experience representing defendants in nationwide consumer class actions, including several federal multidistrict litigations. He regularly represents global companies in a wide variety of litigation contexts in state courts and federal courts across the country, with a particular emphasis on the life sciences and healthcare industry. His experiences include securing dismissal of claims against his clients in a series of related drug defect suits and negotiating nationwide settlements in consumer class actions against telecommunications companies.Close
Adam W. Hansen, Esq.
Mr. Hansen represents clients in a variety of contexts, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment,... | Read More
Mr. Hansen represents clients in a variety of contexts, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, whistleblower, breach of contract, severance, wage and hour disputes, and Fair Credit Reporting Act violations.Close