Defeating Class Certification by Attacking Plaintiffs' Classwide Damages Models
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance for class action defense counsel on opposing class certification after Comcast by challenging the sufficiency of the damages models plaintiffs’ experts put forth in support of class certification. The panel will examine the Comcast decision and how the lower federal courts have construed and applied it to common damages models. The panel will also discuss strategies for attacking those models based on economic, statistical or methodological flaws.
- Comcast and its early influence on evidence of class damages
- How courts have recently construed Comcast when considering attacks on proposed class damages models
- Assumptions and limitations of different types of damages methods
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How has Comcast Corp. v. Behrend influenced damages models in class litigation?
- What are various damages methods plaintiffs use to demonstrate predominance of classwide damages and the assumptions and limitations of such methods?
- How can defense counsel challenge plaintiffs’ damage models to oppose class certification?
Jeremy M. Creelan
Jenner & Block
Mr. Creelan has broad experience in class action consumer fraud defense and investigations; complex insurance and... | Read More
Mr. Creelan has broad experience in class action consumer fraud defense and investigations; complex insurance and reinsurance disputes; federal and state election law matters; and intellectual property matters related to technology, including IT outsourcing disputes. He has represented clients in trials, domestic and international arbitrations, and appeals, including in the United States Supreme Court.Close
Charles River Associates
Mr. Dolgoff specializes in securities valuation, damages, corporate finance, and financial markets analysis. He manages... | Read More
Mr. Dolgoff specializes in securities valuation, damages, corporate finance, and financial markets analysis. He manages CRA projects that concern securities and business valuation, securities litigation damages, bankruptcy, and general business damages. In securities litigation contexts, Mr. Dolgoff has experience estimating Rule 10b-5 and Section 11 damages; assessing class certification, materiality, and causation claims; and assisting clients in mediation and case discovery.Close
Cedric D. Logan
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell
Mr. Logan focuses his practice on complex commercial, class action and insurance litigation. He has particular... | Read More
Mr. Logan focuses his practice on complex commercial, class action and insurance litigation. He has particular experience defending corporations against large consumer class actions involving product liability and labeling claims. Mr. Logan’s insurance litigation experience encompasses bad faith, property damage and wrongful death actions.Close