Consumer Class Action Litigation

Leveraging New Developments in Class Certification, Causation and Reliance

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to class action counsel litigating consumer class actions. The panel will offer best practices based on recent developments in class certification standards, causation, reliance and damages.


Every year consumer class action litigation evolves and 2010 was no exception as courts wrestled with issues of class certification standards, causation, reliance and damages.

Two years after the California Supreme Court's Tobacco II decision, the courts continue to hash out the limits of the standing and reliance requirements for class certification in California UCL actions.

Listen as our authoritative panel of class action litigators discusses developing trends in consumer class action litigation and how these trends can be leveraged at various phases of the litigation.



  1. Pre-certification issues
    1. Standing
    2. Pleadings
    3. Discovery
    4. Motions to dismiss/summary judgment
  2. Class certification issues
    1. Reliance
    2. Causation
    3. Injury
    4. Choice of law
  3. Significant developments in California consumer class actions


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the trends in enforcing choice-of-law provisions in consumer contracts?
  • What are the newest developments in pleading and proving causation and reliance?
  • What has been the impact of California's Section 17200 decisions post-Tobacco II?


Barry Goheen
Barry Goheen

King & Spalding

He has served as lead or co-counsel in over 50 class actions in all areas of the law, including antitrust, securities...  |  Read More

Neal R. Marder
Neal R. Marder

Winston & Strawn

He is Chair of the Litigation Practice Group in Los Angeles. He concentrates on complex business and commercial...  |  Read More

Todd L. Nunn
Todd L. Nunn

K&L Gates

His practice emphasizes electronic discovery and document production and class action defense. His class action...  |  Read More

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