Rule 23(b)(2) Injunctive Relief Class Actions: Recent Decisions, Approaches for Plaintiffs and Defendants
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will discuss the standards for injunctive classes and cover recent judicial decisions on this topic. Our panel will also discuss strategies for approaching Rule 23(b)(2) class actions from both the plaintiff and defense perspective.
- Discussion of recent case law involving Rule 23(b)(2) class actions
- Overview of standards to bring an injunctive class action
- Strategies and benefits of bringing injunctive class actions for plaintiffs
- Strategies and implications of an injunctive class action for defendants
The panel will review these and other relevant topics:
- What are the recent judicial decisions regarding Rule 23(b)(2) class actions?
- What are the standards for bringing an injunctive class action under Rule 23(b)(2)?
- What are the benefits of bringing an injunctive class action?
- What are the common defenses to injunctive class actions available to defendants?
Rebekah Byers (Becky) Kcehowski
Ms. Kcehowski litigates complex commercial matters in U.S. courts and international tribunals and has 17 years of... | Read More
Ms. Kcehowski litigates complex commercial matters in U.S. courts and international tribunals and has 17 years of experience as trial counsel in class actions, multidistrict litigation, and cross-jurisdiction coordinated proceedings. She has defeated class certification in cases seeking hundreds of millions of dollars and successfully defended consumer, antitrust, mass tort, and economic fraud class actions, including class actions alleging violations of the Lanham Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Sherman Act, state and federal securities laws and consumer statutes, as well as common law products liability, toxic exposure, and contract claims. Becky has defended financial institutions in matters involving sophisticated financial instruments and worked for clients in the energy, manufacturing, technology, and health care industries. She leads all aspects of strategy and record development in opposition to class certification, from fact and expert discovery to briefing, damages, hearings, and trial, and has obtained court approval of complex class settlements.Close
Holly Pauling Smith
Shook Hardy & Bacon
Ms. Smith focuses her practice on class actions and complex litigation. She enjoys developing the factual record needed... | Read More
Ms. Smith focuses her practice on class actions and complex litigation. She enjoys developing the factual record needed to defeat class certification—particularly when it involves developing a highly technical or scientific expert record. Ms. Smith has successfully defended class actions in eighteen states and has dealt with a variety of industry-specific issues and legal claims, ranging from consumer fraud theories to breach-of-contract allegations to alleged environmental disasters. The types of products at issue in the class actions she has worked on include automotive, children’s products, construction supplies, pet products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and tobacco.Close