The Defense Research Institute (DRI) is planning another excellent class action seminar to be held in Washington, DC on July 24 and 25, 2014 (see the seminar website). I’m on the committee that has been planning the seminar. Last year’s seminar was excellent, for some highlights see my July 31, 2013 and August 1, 2013 blog posts. This year’s seminar will include discussions of the Supreme Court’s decisions in Mississippi v. AU Optronics, Halliburton and Proskauer Rose LLP v. Troice by defense lawyers who litigated those cases. The sessions on the impact of Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, the evolution of the issue class action, Canadian class actions, class action settlements (including cy pres), constitutional limits on class actions and emerging issues (among others) should be very engaging.
I hope to see some of my blog readers there. Space may be limited, so sign up soon. Registration is free for in-house counsel or claim executives who are members of DRI. Companies are also encouraged to host meetings of their class action defense counsel during the seminar. If you can’t make it, I’ll probably post some highlights on my blog after the seminar.