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

Earlier this week I attended the ABA’s national webinar entitled “The Future of Class Actions,” part of its Premier Speaker Series.  The panelists were Paul Bland of Public Justice, Mark Perry of Gibson Dunn and Judge Lee Rosenthal of the Southern District of Texas.  Here is what I found most interesting: 

  • Paul Bland, the plaintiffs-side

I recently attended “Finding the Balance in the Shifting Sands of Insurance Coverage,” put on by the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the ABA Tort & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS).  A great opportunity to meet insurance lawyers from across the country, well-balanced between plaintiffs and defense lawyers, with a significant presence of in-house counsel, consultants