Surveys and Certification in Consumer-Finance Class Action: Supporting, Attacking Predominance and Superiority
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will review the uses and limits of survey responses to prove liability (or damages) on a classwide basis focusing on consumer finance class actions, but offer insights and examples from and applicable to other types of class actions. The program will discuss how to assess if a survey asks the right questions-and only the right ones-to the right respondents under the relevant conditions, and offer best strategies for those seeking to introduce the survey data and those seeking to exclude it.
- Use of surveys on issue of predominance
- Use of surveys on issue of superiority
- Survey reliability and admissibility
- Overview of survey types, methods, and standards
- Types of experts needed to conduct surveys
- Discoverability of survey results
The panel will review these and other critical issues:
- How to determine if existing survey research is useful
- What makes good survey research in litigation?
- How to evaluate prospective survey research experts
- What are best strategies when deposing or cross-examining survey experts proffered by the opposing party?
Gregory A. Nylen
Mr. Nylen has more than 29 years of experience in litigating complex commercial cases across many industries. He... | Read More
Mr. Nylen has more than 29 years of experience in litigating complex commercial cases across many industries. He handles matter over a wide range of areas, including intellectual property disputes, entertainment litigation, anti-counterfeiting enforcement for luxury brands, food and beverage law, class action defense, and general business litigation. Mr. Nylen's clients include the owners of significant intellectual properties, including copyrights, trademarks, and domain names, as well as businesses involved in sophisticated commercial litigation.Close
Lisa M. Simonetti
Ms. Simonetti focuses on the defense of complex litigation, with broad experience representing clients in the financial... | Read More
Ms. Simonetti focuses on the defense of complex litigation, with broad experience representing clients in the financial services industry, including regional and national banks, credit card issuers, mortgage bankers, various types of loan servicers, consumer finance companies and third-party collectors. She serves as trial and appellate counsel in courts across the country and routinely counsels financial services clients on compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.Close
Berkeley Research Group
Mr. Boedeker is a managing director with BRG’s Economics and Damages practice, where he specializes in... | Read More
Mr. Boedeker is a managing director with BRG’s Economics and Damages practice, where he specializes in statistical consulting.Close