Cari Dawson was a featured speaker during the session "Amicus Curiae/Class Actions and Multi-Party Litigation: Comcast v. Behrend - A Sea-Change for Rule 23(B)(3)?" on February 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., at this conference sponsored by the International Association of Defense Counsel. The Supreme Court decision in Comcast v. Behrend, reversing a class certification order because plaintiffs failed to provide a theory or model showing that “damages are susceptible of measurement across the entire class for purposes of Rule 23(b)(3),” has upended the conventional understanding that the need for individualized damages analyses was not a barrier to class certification. Taken at its holding, the Comcast decision signals a revolution in understanding and application of Rule 23(b)(3) predominance requirements. All attorneys defending Rule 23(b)(3) allegations should attend and discuss how lower courts have applied the Comcast decision, and best practices for crafting Comcast, Wal-Mart, and Daubert motions in 2014.
February 8-13, 2013
Park Hyatt Aviara / Carlsbad, CA