Seminar November 9-11, 2005

The Future of Class Action Litigation in America

Event Detail
November 9-11, 2005
Washington, D.C.

Michele Powers served as Co-Chair of this program hosted by the American Bar Association and sponsored by Weston Benshoof.  The faculty for this program, composed of the leading judges, academics, practitioners and policy makers in the field, discussed and debated the most recent developments in Class Action law and it’s future in America.  Topics discussed included:

  • The Class Action Reform Act of 2005
  • State v. Federal Jurisdiction: Multi-State Class Actions, State Class Actions, Representative Claims and Aggregation
  • Notice Issues, Opt Ins & Outs, Class Management
  • Post-Bazzle Class-Wide Arbitrations and Use of Arbitration
  • Class Actions Without Borders: Foreign Plaintiffs in U.S. Courts and U.S. Defendants in Foreign Courts
  • Recent Developments From the Judiciary / Case Law Update
  • Settlements, Class Actions, Fees and Ethics
  • Preclusion, Due Process and Adequacy of Representation
  • Bankruptcy and Class Actions; Settlement Funds and Related Issues
  • Class Actions and MDLs – Hot Topics in Class Actions

November 9-11, 2005
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel / Washington, DC

Media Contacts
Nicholas Clarke
Senior Communications Manager
Phone: 212.210.1222
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