Defending Competing and Repetitive Class Actions
Race to Judgment, First-to-File Rule, Venue Transfer, Consolidation, Anti-Suit Injunctions, and More
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will prepare class action counsel to navigate the unique procedural and substantive complexities of multiple actions involving the same subject matter. The panel will examine the variety of challenges and options for the defendant and defense counsel in addressing competing class actions--including race to judgment, the first-to-file rule, venue transfer, consolidation, anti-suit injunctions, and how courts treat prior pre-certification denial--to cost-effectively formulate successful defense strategy and minimize client exposure.
- Recent court developments impacting competing and repetitive class actions
- Best practices for navigating competing proceedings
- Race to judgment
- First-to-file rule
- Multi-district litigation consolidation
- Anti-suit injunctions
- Additional options and considerations
The panel will review these and other relevant issues:
- What are the most effective tools for defending multiple class actions?
- What factors inform the strategic choices when defending a client faced with competing and repetitive suits?
- What are the considerations and best practices for class action counsel for managing discovery, evidentiary issues, and expert witnesses in competing and repetitive class actions?
- How can counsel best ensure that information revealed in a state court proceeding does not adversely impact a federal court proceeding or vice versa?
John E. Goodman
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Mr. Goodman has represented clients in complex litigation for more than 25 years. His practice is principally in the... | Read More
Mr. Goodman has represented clients in complex litigation for more than 25 years. His practice is principally in the area of class action and mass action defense, having served as lead counsel in more than 100 putative class actions and in more than 20 different states. Mr. Goodman’s work in this area has covered a broad spectrum of substantive law, including securities, product liability, environmental, employment, contract and insurance class actions, and has likewise spanned a wide variety of industries. He has also litigated competition law issues, serving as lead counsel for businesses in more than 50 antitrust, intellectual property and noncompetition covenant cases.Close
J. Thomas Richie
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Mr. Richie represents clients in procedurally complex civil litigation, both in trial and appellate courts across the... | Read More
Mr. Richie represents clients in procedurally complex civil litigation, both in trial and appellate courts across the country. He has experience across every phase of civil litigation, from emergency injunctions at the outset of a case to high-stakes appeals after judgment. Mr. Richie has successfully litigated more than a dozen class actions to favorable judgments or settlements in state and federal courts. He has experience with class actions involving federal statutory claims, breach of contract, negligence, products liability, warranty, tax, data breach, and financial services issues. Mr. Richie represents clients across industries, including insurance, retail, defense, pharmaceutical, environmental, finance, wireless communication, and manufacturing.Close