At the recent DRI Class Action Seminar, I asked Alison Frankel of Thomson Reuters how she thinks corporate defendants should best handle media inquiries relating to class action suits. Here’s what I gleaned from her answer:

  • Statements issued by corporate media relations departments are usually worthless. They do not help a reporter understand a court

This third and final part of my takeaways from the DRI seminar will focus on the presentations on threshold dispositive motions in class actions, class action settlements, and responding to class actions in the press and on the Internet. 

  • Initial Dispositive Motions:  John Beisner of Skadden (where I started my career) had some good