Defending Wage and Hour Class Actions: Defeating Certification and Winning Decertification
Leveraging Lessons From Dukes, Comcast and Duran to Challenge Evidence on Liability and Damages
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will help counsel for employers build on the momentum of Dukes and Comcast to successfully challenge certification of wage and hour class actions, including strategies for demonstrating a lack of commonality and predominance among the putative class.
- Review and synthesis of Dukes, Comcast, Duran and their progeny
- Challenging plaintiffs’ liability and damages evidence supporting certification
- Refuting statistical sampling evidence offered to support liability
- Exploiting distinctions among class members that affect both liability and damages
- Monitoring case manageability for opportunities to seek decertification
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How can defense counsel make the most effective use of expert witnesses at certification?
- What merits issues should defendants focus on at the certification stage?
- What evidence is required to refute an allegation of a common policy or practice that violates wage and hour laws?
Ashley N. Harrison
Shook Hardy & Bacon
Ms. Harrison’s practice focuses on representing businesses nationally in commercial disputes and employment... | Read More
Ms. Harrison’s practice focuses on representing businesses nationally in commercial disputes and employment matters. She has worked extensively on wage-and-hour class and collective actions in a variety of industries. Ms. Harrison has also presented and written on a variety of wage-and-hour-related matters, including on the topics of defense strategy for wage-and-hour class litigation and the use of statistical evidence in wage-and-hour cases.Close
William C. Martucci
Shook Hardy & Bacon
Mr. Martucci practices exclusively on behalf of management in connection with national employment litigation and policy... | Read More
Mr. Martucci practices exclusively on behalf of management in connection with national employment litigation and policy matters. He has successfully defended various employment lawsuits and written and lectured extensively on employment law issues throughout the country. He has successfully tried a number of jury cases and has effectively managed a variety of class action cases.Close