Defeating Class Certification by Attacking Plaintiffs' Classwide Damages Models
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide 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 the predominance of classwide damages and the assumptions and limitations of such methods?
- How can defense counsel challenge plaintiffs' damages models to oppose class certification?
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
Eric L. Robertson
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell
Mr. Robertson's legal practice focuses on complex commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.... | Read More
Mr. Robertson's legal practice focuses on complex commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. Before joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to Justice William W. Hood, III and Chief Justice Michael L. Bender of the Colorado Supreme Court and Chief Judge Alan M. Loeb of the Colorado Court of Appeals.Close
Dawn B. Williams
Ms. Williams defends insurance companies in complex civil litigation and class actions in federal and state courts... | Read More
Ms. Williams defends insurance companies in complex civil litigation and class actions in federal and state courts across the country. Combining a thorough knowledge of class action procedure with an understanding of current regulatory developments, she counsels her clients on myriad issues pertaining to their life insurance and annuity products, including the adequacy of disclosures in illustrations and marketing materials, cost of insurance concerns, and claims arising as a result of stranger-originated life insurance and annuity transactions. Ms. Williams has broad experience in a variety of substantive areas, including RICO, regulatory and state statutory violations, such as unfair competition and deceptive trade practices claims, and various common law claims.Close