American Conference Institute's Cross-Industry Interdisciplinary Summit on Defending and Managing Class Actions



Date: April 11, 2016 - April 12, 2016

Location: The Carlton Hotel on Madison Avenue, New York, NY

Overview

ACI, the company that brings you leading litigation events in the substantive areas of employment law, products liability, toxic tort, securities, consumer fraud, and civil rights, now brings you its cross-industry and interdisciplinary summit on defending and managing complex class actions. The agenda has been designed to provide you with strategic advice, critical insights, and comprehensive updates, including advanced analysis on:

  • The Supreme Court Roundup: Gomez, Tyson Foods and Spokeo
  • Standards for Obtaining Class Certification, Commonality Requirements, and What the Future Holds
  • Ascertainability and Due Process Protections
  • Statistical Sampling: Latest on Using Statistical Techniques that Presume All Class Members are Identical; Proving Liability; and Damage Models, Calculations and Theories Used in Class Cases
  • Getting Class Settlements Approved
  • Settlement Best Practices – Plaintiff and Defense Leverage to Settle; Strategies on When, Why, and How to Settle a Claim; Factoring Supreme Court Activity on Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Into the Equation
  • Appeals on Class Certification Under 23(f)
  • The Anatomy of Taking A Class Action to Trial
  • Ethical Grey Areas (Featuring Ethics Credit)

Statistical Sampling: Latest on Using Statistical Techniques that Presume All Class Members are Identical; Proving Liability; and Damage Models, Calculations and Theories Used in Class Cases

Joseph Ortego, Practice Group Leader, Commercial Litigation group, will be a presenter.

Presentation includes:

  • Burden of removal on CAFA grounds and requirements
  • The U.S. Supreme Court’s three CAFA decisions and their impact on class action practice
  • CAFA appellate decisions that may make it to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • CAFA’s impact on settlement and CAFA’s notice requirements
  • A ten year look back at CAFA in practice

Details

For more information, please visit www.americanconference.com

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