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Class Action for Attorneys: Hot Topics in 2012
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The continuous development in class action cases continues to challenge attorneys in 2012.

Join us in this LIVE two-hour webcast as our key thought leaders and practitioners provide timely overview on significant developments in class action litigation with key updates on class action law, certification standards, settlement principles and a lot more. The panel will also share us their best litigation practices and will answer your questions during our Q&A session.

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124338
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for Class Action for Attorneys: Hot Topics in 2012 LIVE Webcast :

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Tiffany Cheung , Partner,
Morrison & Foerster LLP

  • • Increase in class actions involving privacy issues, including use of personal information for behavioral advertising and other marketing
  • • Whether plaintiffs can show injury has been significant focus of privacy litigation
  • • Violations of statutory obligations have been highlighted in attempt to avoid any requirement of showing injury
  • • For example, class actions involving alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), where plaintiff often has suffered no tangible injury, have been on the rise
  • • Recent decisions in TCPA cases have addressed jurisdictional and vicarious liability issues

Luanne Sacks, Partner,
DLA Piper

  • Important Issues Impacting Court Approval of Class Action Settlements:
    • • How do courts view settlements proposing cy pres and revisionary benefit structures
    • • What role do fee applications play in court approval of settlements
    • • How best to structure a settlement to minimize successful objections
    • • The scope of the res judicata effect of a class action settlement

Daniel P. Shapiro, Partner,
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

I will cover recent trends in class action litigation in the health care industry. Several factors conspire to make a significant increase in class action activity in this space probable. In fact, it is already increasing. First, the size of the health care industry is so vast - 17 per cent of GDP - that it includes a huge number of the consumer transactions in our economy. Second, the nature of the industry is such that there is a great deal of uniform conduct covering large numbers of potential plaintiffs. For example, privacy, collection, insurance and doctor's rights are all areas where class action activity is beginning to surge. Third, other areas where there have traditionally been large numbers of class actions have become less hospitable to class action filings due to recent US Supreme Court decisions. Wal Mart; Concepcion. As a result of all of this we can observe the health care industry experience as it evolves, both to understand that industry and to understand how it may inform other industries both in terms of class action trends and preventative measures that may be taken to decrease defendants' potential exposure to class action liability.

Eric Y. Kizirian , Partner,
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

  • • The viability of nationwide class actions in the wake of Mazza v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
    • o Has Mazza proven to be “devastating to consumers” as the dissent predicted?
    • o How has Mazza impacted class actions at (1) the pleading stage, (2) on certification, and (3) in efforts to decertify previously certified nationwide classes?
    • o Will Mazza change how multi-state class actions are pled and litigated?

Christopher M. Murphy, Partner,
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

  • • Certification of products liability class actions: The common design defect theory
  • • Class certification under Fed.R.Civ.P. 23(c)(4)

Morrison & Foerster LLP
Tiffany Cheung
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DLA Piper
Luanne Sacks
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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Daniel P. Shapiro
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Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Eric Y. Kizirian
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McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Christopher M. Murphy
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Who Should Attend?

- Attorneys defending class actions
- In-House Counsel
- General Counsel
- Legal Consultants
- Legal Executive
- Legal Officers

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event to attorneys who need to be in the know with respect to issues and developments concerning class action lawsuits.

- New guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from key regulators & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

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Class Action for Attorneys: Hot Topics in 2012
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