Multi-District Litigation and Emerging State Coordination Procedures
Strategies for Plaintiffs and Defendants Responding to Aggressive Use of MDL
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This seminar will provide a thorough review of recent trends in multi-district litigation proceedings, analyze the effect of MDL on class action litigation, and discuss evolving state coordination efforts.
- Federal multi-district litigation
- Overview of MDL
- Strategic considerations
- State court coordination procedures
- Overview of key state coordination procedures
- Coordination of state cases with related federal MDL proceedings
- Effect of MDL and state coordination efforts on class action litigation
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- How has the Class Action Fairness Act affected consolidation of class action claims?
- What are the effects of the federal MDL on related state court litigation?
- What has been the impact of the recent Twombly/Iqbal decisions in the MDL context?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
From Firestone tires to ephedra to Enron, he has defended many of the leading cases of our generation. He has defended... | Read More
From Firestone tires to ephedra to Enron, he has defended many of the leading cases of our generation. He has defended multi-district litigation and hundreds of class actions filed throughout the federal system and in most of the state courts systems. He is the author of Statewide Coordinated Proceedings: State Court Analogues to the Federal MDL Process.Close
C. Crews Townsend
Miller & Martin
He has a wide range of litigation experience primarily in the commercial and products liability areas. He currently... | Read More
He has a wide range of litigation experience primarily in the commercial and products liability areas. He currently serves as national coordinating counsel for Chattem in the phenylpropanolamine (PPA) products liability litigation concentrated in MDL 1407. He has opposed class action certification attempts by plaintiffs asserting a variety of theories as part of this litigation.Close
Elizabeth J. Cabraser
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
She represent plaintiffs in class and group actions and in individual lawsuits in cases... | Read More
She represent plaintiffs in class and group actions and in individual lawsuits in cases involving substantial losses in the areas of consumer protection, defective products, international and human rights, personal injury/torts, securities and financial. For the last six years, the National Law Journal has selected Lieff Cabraser as one of the top plaintiffs' law firms in the nation.Close