Filing Class Actions in Federal Court After Shady Grove
Navigating Divergent Circuit Court Rulings on State Law Prohibitions of Class Actions
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will analyze the U.S. Supreme Court’s Shady Grove decision and discuss how lower courts have applied the ruling. The panel will offer guidance for practitioners to argue their positions on whether particular state-law prohibitions on class action claims should apply in federal diversity cases.
- Analysis of Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates v. Allstate Ins. Co.
- Analysis of impact of Shady Grove
- Subsequent lower court cases interpreting or applying Shady Grove
- Strategies for plaintiffs and defendants in arguing whether a state law restriction on class actions should apply in federal court.
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- Has the Shady Grove decision provided plaintiffs with additional opportunities for class action litigation?
- How have lower courts applied Shady Groves' divergent tests for deciding which state laws restrictions will not apply in federal court actions?
- Have there been any rulings since Shady Grove which dispensed with the state law restriction on class action claims?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Paul G. Karlsgodt
Mr. Karlsgodt has a diverse complex commercial litigation practice that emphasizes class action defense. He is editor... | Read More
Mr. Karlsgodt has a diverse complex commercial litigation practice that emphasizes class action defense. He is editor and contributor to www.ClassActionBlawg.com, which covers a variety of class-action issues. He has represented major insurers and other FORTUNE 500 companies in nationwide and statewide consumer class action lawsuits and related litigation across the United States.Close
Jack E. Pace
White & Case
He concentrates on complex commercial litigation and counseling in the areas of antitrust and trade regulation. He has... | Read More
He concentrates on complex commercial litigation and counseling in the areas of antitrust and trade regulation. He has extensive experience defending companies in complex, multi-jurisdictional class actions, including those involving claims under the antitrust laws, consumer protection statutes and Title VII.Close
Strange & Carpenter
She is an experienced class action litigator, having been successful in helping analyze, draft and argue numerous class... | Read More
She is an experienced class action litigator, having been successful in helping analyze, draft and argue numerous class certification and other complex motions. She has extensive knowledge of Rule 23 procedures and her superior drafting and analytical skills have brought her to the forefront in drafting and arguing numerous complex class certification issues.Close