Lawyer-Created Class Actions: Defeating, Dismissing, and Defending Standing, Causation, Typicality, and Adequacy
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide class action defense lawyers in exposing the lawyer-driven features of the case and how the defense can leverage those at each stage of the litigation. The program will also explore how recent cases regarding standing in federal court may support defeating class actions based on standing and causation.
- Characteristics of lawyer-manufactured class actions
- Getting the evidence of lawyer activity
- Attacking standing
- Attacking certification
- Possible claims against counsel
The panel will review these and other pivotal issues:
- What is an entrepreneurial lawyer-created class action?
- What facts need to be ascertained to support allegations of lawyer-driven actions?
- What documents should be requested and reviewed?
- How can this information be leveraged to prevent certification?
Mitchell K. Morris
Mr. Morris is a member of Butler Snow’s litigation department and practices within the Product Liability, Toxic... | Read More
Mr. Morris is a member of Butler Snow’s litigation department and practices within the Product Liability, Toxic Tort and Environmental and Commercial Litigation groups. He regularly represents clients in high-exposure traumatic injury, wrongful death, intentional tort, environmental, pharmaceutical and complex commercial matters, and has served as national punitive damages counsel to a Fortune 250 transportation company. Mr. Morris also devotes a significant part of his practice to combatting fraud and abuse in mass and class actions. He represents clients nationally, and has appeared in state or federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, Missouri, New York, and California. Close