Class Certification: Wal-Mart v. Dukes One Year Later
Leveraging Court Developments to Obtain or Defeat Certification
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will analyze developments in class certification in the year since the Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in Wal-Mart v. Dukes. The panel will examine courts' various treatment of evidence and issue commonality and outline best practices for attorneys in the current environment.
- Class certification issues following Wal-Mart v. Dukes
- Issue certification
- The debate on class certification evidence
- The Wal-Mart v. Dukes ruling and Daubert
- Upcoming Supreme Court cases concerning evidentiary issues at class certification
- Comcast v. Behrend
- Amgen v. Connecticut
- The commonality requirement and issue certification
- Issue certification before Wal-Mart v. Dukes
- The ruling on commonality
- McReynolds and district court cases on issue certification post-Wal-Mart v. Dukes
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- Are courts requiring the degree of evidence necessary at the class certification stage be the same as what is necessary at the merits stage?
- Given the Supreme Court's ruling on commonality, how have lower courts certified issues and avoided denying certification entirely?
- What evidentiary issues are before the Supreme Court in the Comcast and Amgen cases?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Deborah H. Renner
Baker & Hostetler
Ms. Renner's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including the defense of consumer fraud and... | Read More
Ms. Renner's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including the defense of consumer fraud and securities class actions. She leads her firm’s Class Action Practice in New York. She has defeated class certification in courts around the country and has won the dismissal of class claims at the outset of numerous actions.Close
John B. Lewis
Baker & Hostetler
His practice includes resolution of complex employment, civil rights and regulatory disputes, including the defense and... | Read More
His practice includes resolution of complex employment, civil rights and regulatory disputes, including the defense and oversight of class action litigation. He is the Chair of his firm’s Employment and Civil Rights Class Action Team. He focuses on litigation, appellate practice and alternative dispute resolution procedures.Close
Carl E. Goldfarb
Boies Schiller & Flexner
His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, often involving antitrust, intellectual property, or unfair... | Read More
His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, often involving antitrust, intellectual property, or unfair competition claims. He specializes in class action litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He was co-counsel in the Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton case before the U.S. Supreme Court where he led the briefing at both the petition and merit stages.Close