Over the last several weeks, numerous putative class actions have been filed against insurers seeking coverage for business interruption claims arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 21, 2020, I will be a panelist, along with Robert M. Cooper of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP and Mark P. Rapazzini of Heffler Claims Group, in a Perrin
Highlights From DRI Class Action Seminar 2017 – Day Two
Here are my highlights from the second day of DRI’s 2017 Class Action Seminar:
Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements (Neal Katyal of Hogan Lovells)
Neal Katyal is a leading Supreme Court advocate and is litigating one of several cases involving class action waivers in employment agreements that will be argued in the Court early…
Highlights From DRI Class Action Seminar 2017 – Day One
I recently had the privilege of serving as vice chair for this year’s Defense Research Institute (DRI) Class Action Seminar. As I’ve done in years past, here are some highlights from the first day’s programming:
Forecast for Class Actions Under a Trump Administration (Alison Frankel of Thomson Reuters)
Alison Frankel predicted that it is doubtful…
DRI Class Action Seminar 2017
The Defense Research Institute (DRI) is once again hosting what is sure to be a superb and well-attended class action seminar this year, on July 20-21, 2017, in Washington D.C. The program will include, among other sessions:
- a presentation by Alison Frankel of Thomson Reuters on the impact of the Trump Administration and Justice Gorsuch
What Will The Courtrooms Of The 2020s Look Like?
I recently attended a presentation by futurist Michael Rogers that sparked me to think about what the courtrooms of the 2020s might look like. According to Rogers, one of the next big advances in technology will be augmented reality devices, such as smart glasses. Google previewed that with its “Google glass” product, which was unsuccessful…
DRI Class Action Seminar 2016
The Defense Research Institute (DRI) will be hosting its annual class action seminar in Washington, D.C. on July 21-22, 2016. If you haven’t been, this is the year to go. If you’ve been before, you won’t want to miss this year’s seminar.
The presenters will include Ken Feinberg on mass dispute resolution, Andrew Pincus, who…
Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2015 – Part 2
Here is part two of my insights from last week’s DRI class action seminar:
No Injury Classes and Article III Standing: Andrew Pincus, lead counsel in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins (to be decided by the Supreme Court next Term, see my May 1, 2015 blog post), spoke on this subject. The question presented is…
Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2015 – Part 1
As I’ve done in past years, this post and the next one will summarize some takeaways I gleaned from this year’s DRI Class Action Seminar.
Impact of Dart Cherokee: Nowell Berreth, who argued this case in the Supreme Court, spoke about this case, which held that a notice of removal is not required to attach…
DRI Class Action Seminar 2015
The Defense Research Institute (DRI) will be holding its annual class action seminar on July 23 and 24, in Washington, D.C. I’ve attended this program every year since its inception, and have served on the planning committee for several years. The program has continually improved year after year.
This year’s program will feature, among other…
Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2014 – Part 2
Here is part two of my insights from DRI’s 2014 class action seminar held last week:
Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund Decision: Aaron Streett, who argued the Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. case in the Supreme Court, spoke about the decision. The Court declined to overrule the efficient market presumption …