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Price Premium Damages in Class Actions: Establishing Whether Losses Are Capable of Measure...
Understanding the Measure of Loss and How Economic Experts Attempt to Model Them on a Clas...
June 22, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will offer an in-depth discussion of price premium damages in consumer fraud and false advertising class actions and class actions alleging latent defects in a product. The webinar will review how losses are measured, ways of calculating price premiums, economic models, and possible... Read More

Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions in Class Action Litigation: Deposing or Defending Corporate Witn...
June 29, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will prepare class action counsel to depose or defend corporate representatives under recently amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6). The webinar will discuss best practices for plaintiffs to meet the 30(b)(6) "meet and confer" requirements, notice requirements, effectivel... Read More

Beyond Predominance: Alternative Arguments Against Class Certification
Leveraging the Latest Court Decisions to Challenge Class Membership and Defeat Certificati...
May 18, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss various avenues for opposing class certification beyond Rule 23(b)(3)'s predominance requirement, including arguments related to ascertainability, typicality/adequacy, standing, and personal jurisdiction. Read More

Class Actions and the Problem of Unclaimed Funds: Defeating Objections and Avoiding Multip...
Anticipating Undistributed Residual Funds and Avoiding Complications and Objections at Fai...
April 27, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide both class counsel and defense counsel through the problem of dealing with undistributed settlement funds after payments to class members. The panel will discuss issues including (1) how the problem arises and the reasons for undistributed residue, (2) three options for d... Read More

Statistics in Class Certification and at Trial: Leveraging and Attacking Statistical Evide...
Lessons From Recent Cases on the Use of Statistics to Prove Classwide Liability and Damage...
April 13, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trial lawyers on the use of statistical analyses in class litigation. Read More

Managing Class Representative Discovery: Plaintiffs' Strategies for Winning Certification
Preparing for Discovery Pre-Suit, Negotiating Fair Protocols, Defending Depositions, and R...
April 4, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide strategies for plaintiffs' counsel to navigate class representative discovery. The panel will discuss best practices related to preparing for discovery, negotiating fair discovery protocols, responding to discovery requests, and defending class representative deposition... Read More

Class Certification Evidence: Standards of Admissibility and Probative Value Among the Cir...
Strategies for Opposing or Narrowing Class Certification and Preserving Objections
March 2, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss what evidence courts in different circuits can, will, or may consider when ruling on a motion to certify a class under Federal Rule 23. The panel will review the existing split among the circuits regarding whether courts should entertain only admissible evidence or whet... Read More

Rule 23(c)(5) Subclasses: Certification, Due Process, Adequate Representation, and Settlem...
February 23, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss when Rule 23 permits the creation and certification of subclasses, their strategic advantages to both plaintiffs and defendants, and the potential pitfalls that await those who fail to understand them. The panel will discuss the types of problems that subclasses can and... Read More

TransUnion's Standing Analysis and Class Certification: Practical Defense Strategies for A...
February 2, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide class counsel with an overview of the current legal landscape surrounding the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in TransUnion L.L.C. v. Ramirez, 141 S. Ct. 2190 (2021). The panelists will examine the latest and varying court rulings as to how the Supreme Court's stan... Read More

Viability of Nationwide Class Actions and Settlements in Light of Contracted Federal Juris...
Rethinking Certification and Settlement Strategies
January 18, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss the continuing viability and attractiveness of nationwide class actions in federal court. The panel will address the possibility and practicality of bringing claims arising in divergent jurisdictions against a defendant in a single forum, and whether the increasing impo... Read More

Selecting and Protecting Class Representatives: Defending Plaintiff Depositions; Proving A...
December 15, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide counsel on selecting and protecting the interests of class representatives. The program will cover preparing for and defending class representatives in deposition and ensuring they meet the adequacy and typicality requirements. The panel will also review which claims to a... Read More

Daubert Motions in Class Certification: Using or Challenging Expert Testimony Amid Diverge...
December 1, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare class counsel with defense strategies to evaluate and determine whether and when to raise a Daubert motion to prevent certification and how to prevail on such a motion. The panel will examine the latest and varying court rulings on the appropriate level of scrutiny of ex... Read More

Mitigating Mass Arbitration: Revising Arbitration Clauses and Rethinking Defense Strategie...
October 13, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss how counsel can mitigate the cost of mass arbitration through contractual and litigation solutions. The program will explore the rise of mass arbitration, recently developed mass arbitration protocols, and the logistics of running a mass arbitration, as well as discuss t... Read More

Rule 23(c)(4) Issue Certification: Reconciling the Conflict With Rule 23(b)(3)'s Predomina...
Assessing the Three-Way Circuit Split on Issue Certification
October 6, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine limited issue certification under Rule 23(c)(4) and the three-way split that has developed among the circuits regarding how narrowly or broadly to interpret that rule. The panel will provide instruction on considerations and strategies for litigating certification under... Read More

Multidistrict Class Actions: Consolidating Class Actions Without Conceding Certification
September 15, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss advantages and disadvantages of consolidation, approaches to consolidation among different jurisdictions, and strategic considerations related to discovery, class certification, res judicata, and other vital issues. The panel will offer strategies for navigating the push... Read More

Classwide Damages Models in Misleading and False Advertising Consumer Class Actions
August 25, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the types of classwide damages models that plaintiffs use to obtain certification and how to advance or oppose each of these types of damages. The program will discuss the use of expert witnesses to testify about the plaintiffs' damages calculations and defense experts t... Read More

Class Certification After Olean v. Bumble Bee: Expert Testimony, Uninjured Class Members,...
Understanding and Applying the Ninth Circuit’s Groundbreaking En Banc Decision
August 11, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the ramifications arising from the Ninth Circuit's en banc decision in Olean Wholesale Grocery v. Bumble Bee Foods, 31 F.4th 651 (9th Cir. 2022) (en banc), addressing numerous important class certification issues. The program will address Olean 's critical holdings regar... Read More

Class Action and Limits on Federal Judicial Power: Demonstrating Insufficient Case or Cont...
July 21, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide class action counsel in battles over whether the court has jurisdiction to hear the case in the first place, whether post-pleadings, pre-class certification actions can strip the court of authority to decide the case, and whether courts may approve cy-pres -only settlement... Read More

Class Action Tolling Issues: Untangling Which Class Claims May Survive Dismissal From Fede...
July 14, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss opportunities and challenges created by both federal and state tolling rules after the significant contraction of federal standing after TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez, 141 S.Ct. 2190 (2021). The program will review controlling cases on tolling of claims during the pendency... Read More

Rule 23(b)(2) Injunctive Relief Class Actions: Recent Decisions, Approaches for Plaintiffs...
June 30, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the standards for injunctive classes and cover recent judicial decisions on this topic. Our panel will also discuss approaches to Rule 23(b)(2) class actions from both the plaintiff and defense perspectives. Read More

ESG Class Action Defense Strategies: Reassessing Traditional Approaches to Standing, Disco...
June 21, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss litigation risks and trends related to Environmental Social Governance (ESG) representations. The program will discuss issues concerning class action topics and expert discovery when litigation is based on alleged discrepancies between what companies have published on so... Read More

Defeating Class Certification by Attacking Plaintiffs' Classwide Damages Models
June 2, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will instruct class action attorneys on how to oppose class certification by challenging the sufficiency of the damages models that plaintiffs offer to support class certification. The panel will examine the continuing legacy of the cornerstone Comcast decision and how federal courts... Read More

Class Action Litigation Ethics: Navigating Gray Areas in Class Communications, Settlement
May 25, 2022 CLE, CLE Ethics CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will present a series of cutting-edge hypothetical scenarios routinely faced by class action defense counsel and their clients. Read More

Defining or Challenging Class Membership: Evaluating Ascertainability Under New Decisions...
April 7, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide class action counsel with guidance for addressing class definitions in light of new and evolving case law about Article III standing, personal jurisdiction, and ascertainability, including the current split among federal circuit courts of appeal over administrative feasi... Read More

Rule 23(f) Class Certification Appeals: Pursuing or Challenging Interlocutory Review of Ce...
Complying With Strict Procedural Requirements, Developing a Solid Appeal Strategy
March 17, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide class litigators in appealing or challenging appellate review of class certification decisions under Rule 23(f) of the FRCP. The panel will examine how circuit courts exercise their discretion to permit or deny appeals and the differences among the circuits on essential is... Read More

Mass Arbitration: Processing Claims; Managing and Securing Information; Resolving Underlyi...
March 3, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide class action counsel through the logistics and considerations of managing hundreds or thousands of individual arbitration proceedings filed against a defendant alleging the same or similar claims. Read More

Strategically Limiting Discovery in Class Litigation: Tactics for Defense Counsel
Leveraging Motions to Stay, Bifurcation Motions, and Cost-Shifting Motions to Reduce Disco...
February 3, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide 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, bifurcate certification discovery... Read More

Releases in Class Action Settlements: Strategies for Defining, Negotiating, and Drafting E...
January 13, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss what class action lawyers should consider when negotiating and drafting releases in class settlement agreements. The program will review various examples of acceptable and unacceptable releases. Read More

Defending Class Actions Using Absent Class Member Discovery
Evaluating Whether to Seek Discovery of Class Members; Leveraging Evidence at Certificatio...
December 9, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare defense counsel to evaluate whether and how to pursue discovery of absent class members in class litigation. The panel will discuss the courts' varying positions on permitting absent class member discovery, when to request discovery from putative class members, the disco... Read More

Lawyer-Created Class Actions: Defeating, Dismissing, and Defending Standing, Causation, Ty...
October 28, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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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 b... Read More

Class Action Attorneys Fees In Rules 23(e) and 23(h): Calculation, Allocation, and Valuati...
October 14, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the requirements of Federal Rule 23(e)(C)(iii) and 23(h) and how the proponents of a class action settlement can show that the proposed attorneys' fees are fair and reasonable under the circumstances. The program will also explore how this balancing requirement may offer... Read More

Surveys and Certification in Consumer-Finance Class Action: Supporting, Attacking Predomin...
August 26, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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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... Read More

Deploying Motions to Strike Class Allegations Pre-Certification
Legal Standard, Recognized Bases for Motions to Strike, Recent Trends, Best Practices
August 17, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss using motions to strike class allegations and defeating class actions pre-certification. Read More

Deposing Named Plaintiffs in Class Litigation: Leveraging Issues of Adequacy and Commonali...
August 5, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare defense counsel to depose and plaintiffs' counsel to defend depositions of named plaintiffs in class litigation. The panel will outline techniques for effectively preparing or questioning named plaintiffs and offer strategies to leverage deposition testimony during certi... Read More

Class Certification After TransUnion v. Ramirez: Assessing Intangible Injuries, Article II...
July 21, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the Supreme Court's forthcoming decision in TransUnion v. Ramirez (U.S. 2021), which is expected to address a plaintiff's Article III standing when a defendant violates a plaintiff's statutory rights but there is allegedly no "concrete injury." The program will review th... Read More

Food and Beverage Class Actions: False Advertising, Deceptive Labels, and Reasonable Consu...
July 1, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address class actions alleging false advertising and deceptive/ambiguous labeling claims for food and beverages and the recent trend to focus on entire industries, not just specific products. The program will explore the "ambiguity rule" and whether an allegedly deceptive statem... Read More

Preclusion in Class Actions: How Judgments and Releases Can Prevent Future Litigation
April 15, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide class action lawyers in asserting or challenging the preclusive effect of class releases and class judgments on future claims. The program will review what trial strategies and release language result in the broadest relief and finality, how preclusion can be asserted or a... Read More

Class Settlement: Addressing Reversionary Clauses, Fraud in Administration, Notice, Opt-Ou...
Recognizing and Avoiding Common Missteps in the Quest for Preliminary Approval
April 1, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss common missteps attorneys make when moving for preliminary approval of a class settlement and best practices for resolving them before filing the motion. Read More

Opting Out of Class Actions: Advantages, Risks, Procedural Pitfalls, Settlement Leverage
Timing and Adequacy, Venue, Lessons From Recent Case Law
March 11, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel for putative class members on what factors to consider when advising clients whether to opt-out of a putative class. The program will assist counsel for the defense on best strategies for keeping the class together. Whether to opt-out of a putative class action and... Read More

FRCP 23(a)(4) and 23(g): Challenging or Supporting the Adequacy of Class Representatives a...
December 1, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review practical techniques and considerations for supporting or challenging adequacy of proposed class representatives and/or class counsel under Rules 23(a)(4) and 23(g). Read More

Rule 23(c)(4) Issue Certification: Reconciling the Conflict With Rule 23(b)(3)'s Predomina...
Growing Circuit Split on Issue Certification
November 4, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine limited issue certification under Rule 23(c)(4) and the three-way split that has developed among the circuits regarding how narrowly or broadly to interpret that rule. The panel will provide instruction on considerations and strategies for litigating certification under... Read More

Drafting Blow-Up Provisions in Class Action Settlement Agreements
October 28, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss how to structure and then draft effective blow-up terms, best practices for maintaining their confidentiality if that would be of interest, and what types of terms are more likely to be deemed material to assess the settlement, and therefore, more likely to be disclosed. Read More

Consumer Finance Class Actions: Pursuing or Defending FDCPA, FCRA, and TCPA Claims
Continuing Guidance From Spokeo, Campbell-Ewald, Tyson Foods, Obtaining Favorable Results...
September 16, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the class action claims alleging violations of federal consumer protection laws governing the financial services industry, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and other simi... Read More

Tax Traps in Class Action Settlements: Avoiding Overtaxation of Plaintiffs and Nondeductib...
August 26, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide in-depth guidance to class action attorneys on the two-pronged challenge of tax consequences of settlements and awards. Counsel must ensure that the plaintiffs are not subject to taxation of fees received by their lawyer. The defendants will want to maximize the deductib... Read More

Cross Examination of Experts Concerning Class Certification
Challenging Predominance and Methodology to Gain Leverage in Settlement
August 19, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide advanced techniques for deposing adverse expert witnesses in class action certification litigation, with particular focus on establishing or attacking predominance. Read More

Mediation for Improved Class Action Settlements: Timing, Process, Insurance, Techniques, C...
August 12, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide counsel with an in-depth understanding of class action mediation and its value in getting relief to plaintiffs and finality for defendants. An experienced class action mediator can be critical to not only resolving the issues between plaintiffs and defendants but also in... Read More

Personal Jurisdiction in Class Actions After Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Super. Ct. of Cal...
Strategies for Using a Personal Jurisdiction Challenge to Defeat Class Certification and A...
July 28, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will offer counsel new arguments for challenging class actions at the pleadings and the pre-certification and certification stages on jurisdictional grounds, as well as guidance in applying a landmark Supreme Court decision to class actions. Read More

Defeating Class Actions Post-Certification: Procedural and Substantive Strategies
Pursuing Rule 23(f) Appeals, Decertification, Reconsideration, Summary Judgment, and Other...
June 24, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide class action defense counsel in the strategies and logistics for pursuing post-certification procedural and substantive motions and appeals. The panel will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of seeking motions for Rule 23(f) appellate review, decertification, reconsi... Read More

Class Action Litigation Insurance Coverage: Avoiding Exclusions and Denials of Coverage
March 11, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide the class action litigator with a full arsenal to ensure that the client receives coverage from its existing insurance even in the event of a class action. This issue crosses substantive grounds as class actions are everyday occurrences in securities law, employment law,... Read More

Amendments to Federal Rule 23: Impact on Class Action Practice
Revisions to Preliminary Approval, Notice Requirements, Settlement Approval, Class-Member...
February 12, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the changes to the federal class action rule that took effect on Dec. 1, 2018. Our panel will explain the changes and address the obvious and subtle impacts on class action practice and practitioners by the revisions to Rule 23. The panel will also discuss new strategies... Read More

Litigation Holds in Class Actions: Triggering Events, Scope of Hold, Termination, Forms
Avoiding Costly Missteps that Empower the Other Side
February 5, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will help class action lawyers avoid empowering their opponents in litigation by failing to follow the law on litigation holds. Unless counsel is conversant in when the hold obligation begins, who and what is subject to the hold, and when the hold obligation ends, the client is at th... Read More

Rule 68 Offers of Judgment in Putative Class Actions: Litigation Strategies After Campbell...
Evaluating Choice of Jurisdiction, Use of Placeholder Class Certification Motions, and Imp...
January 29, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the strategic use of Rule 68 offers of judgment in class actions in the aftermath of the 2016 Supreme Court decision Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, holding that an unaccepted offer of judgment generally does not moot a plaintiff's case. The panel will also address leveragi... Read More

Class Action Litigation: Avoiding Legal Ethics Violations and Malpractice Liability
Intra-Class Conflicts, Communication With Class Members, Attorney Fees, and More
January 22, 2020 CLE, CLE Ethics CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide plaintiff and defense class action attorneys with guidance on dealing with the legal ethics hurdles and malpractice threats inherent when there are large classes of plaintiffs in a single lawsuit. The program will address intra-class conflicts, communication with class m... Read More

Defeating Class Certification: Using Personal Jurisdiction to Defeat Litigation Tourism
Navigating the District Court Split Over Bristol-Meyers Squibb; Grounds for Successful Mot...
December 5, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss using personal jurisdiction arguments after the Supreme Court's 2017 decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court (BMS) to defeat class actions pre-certification. The panel will address recent cases applying BMS to class actions and discuss successful strategie... Read More

Pursuing or Challenging Rule 23(b)(3) Class Certification: Lessons From In Re Hyundai
Strategies for Plaintiff and Defense Counsel
October 30, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine new challenges facing class counsel in certifying a nationwide class after the Ninth Circuit's June 2019 en banc decision in In re Hyundai and Kia Fuel Econ. Litig. The panel will examine the scope and impact of the decision and discuss best practices for counsel to chal... Read More

Defeating Class Certification Through Enhanced Discovery Strategies
Rigorous Analysis Standard, Rule 23(a)(1) Numerosity, Rule 23(a)(2) Commonality, Rule 23(a...
September 19, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss using evidence obtained during discovery to defeat class actions pre-certification. The panel will identify the latest trends and developments in Rule 23 case law and offer practical advice and strategies for successfully narrowing the class, limiting the scope of liabil... Read More

Structuring Class Settlements to Obtain Court Approval
Attorney Fees, Notice, Claims Rates, Coupon Settlements, Incentive Awards, and More
September 18, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine how parties in class litigation can structure class settlement agreements to overcome courts' increasing rejection of such agreements and obtain approval. The program will analyze recent court treatment of attorneys' fees; notice and claims-response rates; cy pres and co... Read More

Food Labeling Class Actions: Navigating Ascertainability, Predominance, Preemption and Sta...
September 5, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will update class litigators on the latest legal developments in, and strategic considerations for, class claims over food and beverage labeling. The panel will discuss how courts are addressing issues of ascertainability, predominance, preemption and standing. Read More

Multidistrict Litigation: Advanced Strategies for Managing and Defending MDLs
Voluntary Dismissals, Orders Imposing Evidentiary Requirements for Asserted Claims, Sancti...
August 15, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the latest trends in multidistrict litigation (MDL), favorable defense decisions where MDL courts have used omnibus motion practice to address common issues, and additional strategies and tools available to successfully resolve MDL claims. Read More

Alternative Strategies in Putative Class Actions After Campbell Ewald Co. v. Gomez
Evaluating Mootness Issues, Placeholder Class Certification Motions, and Impact of Pick-Of...
July 18, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the strategic use of attempts to moot putative class actions, alternatives to use of Rule 68, and considerations for counsel on choice of jurisdiction and future issues the courts will face in this area. Read More

Food and Beverage Class Actions: Litigating False Advertising, Labeling, Slack-Fill Packag...
Navigating Issues of Ascertainability, Predominance, Preemption, Standing and More
July 10, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide class litigators with a deep dive into pursuing and defending against class action lawsuits targeting the food and beverage industry businesses. The panel will review recent court rulings in class suits against food and beverage manufacturers, distributors, and retailers... Read More

Defeating Event-Driven Securities Class Actions
June 27, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the recent trend of event-driven securities lawsuits, analyze the impact of these cases, and provide practical guidance and strategic insights to counsel on ways to defeat these class action filings. Read More

Combating Class Settlement Objectors: New Rule 23 Amendments, Key Preventive Measures and...
Minimizing and Defending Against Challenges by Professional Objectors, Government Official...
June 19, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide class counsel with an examination of trends in settlement objections including the amendments to Rule 23 as they relate to objectors and outline best practices for both plaintiff and defense counsel to protect proposed class action settlements. Read More

Defending Competing and Repetitive Class Actions
Race to Judgment, First-to-File Rule, Venue Transfer, Consolidation, Anti-Suit Injunctions...
April 10, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare class action counsel to navigate the unique procedural and substantive complexities of multiple actions involving the same subject matter. The panel will examine the variety of challenges and options for the defendant and defense counsel in addressing competing class act... Read More

New Amendments to Federal Rule 23: Impact on Class Action Practice
Revisions to Preliminary Approval, Notice Requirements, Settlement Approval, Class-Member...
February 13, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the changes to the federal class action rule that took effect on Dec. 1, 2018. Our panel will explain the changes and address both the obvious and subtle impacts on class action practice and practitioners by the amendments to Rule 23, and will also discuss resulting new... Read More

Litigating Securities Class Actions After Cyan: Guidance for Limiting Client Exposure and...
January 30, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide securities counsel with a review of the Supreme Court's decision in Cyan Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund, holding that class actions alleging only 1933 Act claims are not removable to federal court, exposing defendants in these cases to litigation in seve... Read More

Third-Party Financing of Class Actions: Recent Judicial Decisions, Ethical and Practical C...
December 4, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the contemporary practice of third-party financing of class action lawsuits--both the nuts and bolts of how this is done and the full range of ethical issues it can be said to present. Read More

Sports-Related Class Actions: Navigating the Minefield of Class Certification and Federal...
November 15, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the recent trend of sports-related class action cases, including class certification issues, judicial trends, and federal labor laws. Read More

Judicial Scrutiny of Class Action Settlements: New Standards and Ensuring Timely Release o...
October 9, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss recent trends in class action settlements at the preliminary approval, final approval, and this new post-final approval stage. Read More

Litigation Tactics to Defeat Class Certification: Leveraging Pleadings, Evidence and Settl...
September 25, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss several tools and tactics available to practitioners to defeat class actions during the certification stage. Although federal and state rules may differ, most states' class certification requirements track those found in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure such that the... Read More

Data Privacy Class Actions and Biometric Legislation: Standing and Certification Issues in...
August 16, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the recent decisions in biometric-capture litigation against Facebook and Google, as well as implications for standing and pre-certification standards under state biometric privacy laws. Read More

TCPA Class Actions: Pursuing or Defending Claims Over Phone, Text and Fax Solicitations
Impact of the recent D.C. Circuit ruling in ACA International v. FCC, Statutory Damages Li...
April 24, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide class action and in-house counsel on complying with the amended Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and defending lawsuits under the Act. The panel will examine the recent D.C. Circuit Court ruling in ACA International v. FCC, the latest class action trends and settle... Read More

Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements: Lessons From Case Law and New CFPB Regulat...
Avoiding or Defeating Challenges to Scope or Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements
August 24, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the continuing issues surrounding the enforceability of arbitration agreements prohibiting class or representative arbitration. The panel will discuss key takeaways from recent Supreme Court and appellate court decisions, as well as the final rule just issued by the Cons... Read More

Managing Complex Class Litigation: Leveraging Bifurcation, Bellwether Trials, Joinder, Sub...
July 27, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the growing complexity of class action suits and the procedural tools available to litigants to assist in managing large and complex class claims. The program will discuss how the parties and courts are utilizing aggregation tools such as subclasses and joinder, bifurcat... Read More

Summary Judgment in Class Action Litigation: Plaintiff and Defense Strategies for Filing M...
Leveraging Motions to Dispose of Claims, Establish Liability, or Improve Settlement Postur...
June 22, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to class action litigators on strategically pursuing summary judgment motions in class claims. The panel will discuss considerations and best practices for drafting and opposing summary judgment motions to dispose of or limit claims, eliminate putative class mem... Read More

Overcoming Class Action ESI Challenges: Preserving and Reviewing ESI; Limiting Discovery,...
Assessing the Impact on Proportionality and Sanctions of 2015 Amendments to FRCP Rule 26(b...
May 25, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to class action defense attorneys for overcoming the challenges of e-discovery. The program will cover best practices for preserving and reviewing electronically stored information (ESI), limiting the scope of discovery, making proportionality arguments, and avo... Read More

Defending No-Injury Class Actions Post-Spokeo: Standing for Statutory Violations, State Co...
April 27, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the impact of Spokeo on "no-injury" class action cases, primarily in consumer protection and data privacy cases, how challenges to Article III standing in federal court impact plaintiffs who try to shift such class actions into state court where different standing rules... Read More

Data Privacy Class Actions: Navigating Latest Legal Theories, Leveraging Defense Strategie...
February 2, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the most recent data privacy and breach class actions; evaluate new and emerging liability theories and the courts' varying treatment of standing and statutory damages issues; and offer strategies to leverage insurance coverage to mitigate financial risks for businesses. Read More

Securities Class Actions Surging: Litigating Section 10-b, Section 11, Section 12 and M&A...
Pursuing, Defending and Settling Fiduciary Duty, Accounting and Insider Sales Claims
November 17, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide class action counsel with a briefing on the most recent developments in securities class actions and analyze trends in successful and unsuccessful filings, causes of action and defenses. The panel will identify patterns in court rulings across the country to provide stra... Read More

Navigating Intra-Class Conflicts: Basis for Certification of Sub-Classes or Denial of Clas...
September 22, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address intra-class conflicts that can arise in class action litigation, attempts to have subclasses certified to resolve these conflicts, and attacks on class certification based upon intra-class conflicts. Read More

Privacy Class Actions Post-Spokeo: Leveraging Injury-In-Fact Requirements
Establishing or Refuting Concrete and Particularized Injury
August 18, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare class counsel to leverage the injury-in-fact requirements for Article III standing in privacy class actions in light of the recent Supreme Court opinion in Spokeo v. Robins and will outline strategies for class counsel to argue for or against whether injuries in privacy... Read More

Auto Industry Class Actions: Pursuing, Defending or Settling Consumer Fraud and Warranty B...
Navigating Issues of Predominance, Standing and Causation; Obtaining Court Approval of Set...
July 7, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the latest trends in consumer class actions targeting the automotive industry and outline strategies for bringing, defending and settling claims. The panel will review court rulings in cases against auto manufacturers, suppliers and distributors involving a variety of al... Read More

Parallel State and Federal Court Class Actions: Navigating Procedural and Substantive Chal...
Coordinating Overlapping Proceedings; Navigating Differing Rules on Discovery, Evidence, E...
May 5, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare class action counsel to navigate the unique procedural and substantive complexities of parallel state and federal court class actions. The panel will examine how courts have responded to requests to stay, enjoin or dismiss overlapping proceedings and discuss practical st... Read More

Qui Tam Actions: Guidance for Counsel for Managing Whistleblower Suits
Navigating the False Claims Act, Government Interventions and Plaintiff/Defense Motions, a...
April 21, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss evolving trends related to qui tam lawsuits and settlements that are litigated under both the federal and state False Claims Acts (FCAs). The panel will discuss best practices for pursuing or defending whistleblower cases against companies doing business with the governm... Read More

Class Action Notice Requirements: Leveraging Traditional and Emerging Media to Reach Class...
Complying With Due Process, Rule 23 Plain Language and CAFA Settlement Notice Requirements
April 5, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the current legal landscape regarding meeting class action notice requirements. The panel will discuss how class counsel are leveraging traditional and social media options to increase efficiency and reduce costs when notifying class members of class actions and settleme... Read More

Defeating Class Claims by Attacking the Pleadings and Leveraging Other Early Dispositive M...
March 29, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to class action defense counsel for defeating class claims by strategically attacking the pleadings or leveraging other dispositive motions, including summary judgment motions and motions to deny certification. The panelists will provide their perspectives on wh... Read More