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Litigating Class Actions

May 14, 2012 - May 15, 2012

Montgomery McCracken partner Charles B. Casper will present “National Class Action Trends – Federal Circuit Class Certification Rulings: Strategies and Arguments for winning or defeating class certifications” at the eighth annual comprehensive conference on Litigating Class Actions presented by Law Seminars International.

Who Should Attend
Attorneys, business executives, and consultants involved with class action litigation and government officials involved with parallel investigations

Why You Should Attend

2011 and early 2012 have been a remarkable period for development of class action law with the Supreme Court’s decisions in Concepcion and CompuCredit applying great deference to arbitration clauses, even where the result is to bar class action claims, and lower courts are developing conflicting interpretations of the impact of these decisions. While these cases, and the Supreme Court decision in Dukes, have led some to predict a drastic decline in federal court class actions and a clear shift of such actions to state courts, the volume of class action filings in both state and federal courts continues to be strong with ultimate outcomes uncertain. Bayer and Halliburton are two other Supreme Court opinions issued in the past year, as is the 9th circuit’s recent Mazza decision, further contributing to important legal developments in class action law, and are viewed by some as signs that class actions are far from extinct.

Topics Covered:

  • Class action landscape changes after Dukes v. Wal-Mart
  • Recent decisions effects on drafting and enforceability of arbitration agreements
  • California Section 17200 update
  • Trends in securities and financial industry class actions
  • Internet privacy class actions
  • Preparing to file class actions
  • Best current strategies and arguments for winning or defeating class certifications
  • Post-certification motion issues in class actions
  • Dealing with parallel government investigations
  • Developing trial strategies and approaches
  • A case study of Washington state consumer protection class action
  • What defendant’s need to know about new media
  • Ethical issues

May 14, 2012 at 8:00 AM – May 15, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA