Strategically Limiting Discovery in Class Litigation: Tactics for Defense Counsel
Leveraging Motions to Stay, Bifurcation Motions and Cost-Shifting Motions to Reduce Discovery Time and Expense
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to class action defense counsel for strategically controlling/limiting the time and expense of discovery in class litigation through the use of offensive and defensive motions. The panel will discuss how counsel can leverage motions to stay, motions to bifurcate certification discovery and merits discovery, and cost-shifting motions to reign in discovery costs.
- Motions to stay discovery pending dispositive motions
- Bifurcation: certification vs. merits
- Cost-shifting motions
- Other strategies to limit discovery
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- When and how should defense counsel use motions to stay discovery in class action litigation?
- Under what circumstances should defense counsel seek bifurcation of discovery in class litigation?
- What are some best practices for using cost-shifting motions as a strategy to limit discovery?
- What additional methodologies have been effective for defense counsel for conducting discovery in the least-expensive manner?
Mr. Bangert’s national litigation practice focuses on complex business litigation, class action defense and... | Read More
Mr. Bangert’s national litigation practice focuses on complex business litigation, class action defense and appeals. He has represented a diverse range of clients in cases involving consumer fraud, breach of contract, intellectual property and general business torts. He has also represented a number of parties and amici in matters before various Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court.Close
Jessica B. Pulliam
In trial and appellate courts across the country, Ms. Pulliam defends businesses and professionals in disputes... | Read More
In trial and appellate courts across the country, Ms. Pulliam defends businesses and professionals in disputes involving securities laws, accounting and audit issues, fraud claims, fiduciary obligations, and contracts and other business torts. Her clients include public companies, corporate officers and directors, major accounting firms and international law firms.Close
Katherine F. Murray
Ms. Murray concentrates her practice on complex business litigation matters. She has significant experience litigating... | Read More
Ms. Murray concentrates her practice on complex business litigation matters. She has significant experience litigating consumer class actions spanning a range of industries, with an emphasis on food, cosmetic and consumer electronics companies. Ms. Murray has tried jury trials through verdict, and has authored and argued dozens of motions at all stages of the litigation process.Close