Here is the second installment of my insights from the ABA National Institute on Class Actions:

  • ArbitrationPaul Bland’s comments on arbitration were, well, anything but bland.  He commented that plaintiffs are being “run over like a lawn mower” with arbitration clauses containing class-action waivers, and that arbitration clauses can basically prevent any

I’ve had the pleasure of serving on a committee of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) that has put together another blockbuster national class action seminar, being held on July 25, 2013 at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C (see the seminar website for details and the brochure). I attended DRI’s last class action seminar

One question I’ve received from readers is whether class action filings against the insurance industry have decreased after the Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, which was issued in June of 2011.  Anecdotally some people in the industry seem to have perceived a decrease in filings, at least against their companies.  Interestingly, however