The 15th Annual Conference on Litigating Class Actions

The 15th Annual Conference on Litigating Class Actions: Trends, Tips and Strategies from the Nation’s Leading Action Experts

Presented by Law Seminars International

About the Event

2019 promises to be another busy term for the U.S. Supreme Court on class action issues. In PDR Network v. Varlton & Harris the issue is whether courts must defer to the FCC's interpretation of the TCPA - - a statute that has been a continuing source of a large number of class actions relating to unsolicited faxes and phone calls. In Apple v. Pepper, the Court's decision on whether purchasers of iPhone apps have standing as direct purchasers to pursue antitrust claims related to purchases from Apple's App Store of third party designed apps. Similarly awaiting decision is the important question in Lamps Plus v. Varela of whether arbitration agreements must expressly call for class wide arbitration for this remedy to be available. In addition, lower courts continue to interpret and apply opinions from previous Supreme Court cases. We're pleased to be able to cover such cases and trends in detail during this year's two-day program.

You'll be able to hear in particular from panels addressing two relatively new topics of class action importance that have seen explosive growth recently. The first involves the emerging use of Artificial Intelligence Technology in products and services, and the resulting prospects for products liability and consumer protection class actions relating to sales of such products. The second involves use of class actions in environmental damage litigation over perfluorinated compounds entering drinking water supplies.

The program once more this year will begin with Chuck Casper's annual update of case law trends including discussion of such issues as the relationship of arbitration clauses in consumer contracts. Other topics will include the most effective settlement strategies in class action cases, and important ethical considerations faced by class action practitioners.

Credit

This program qualifies for 11.00 (including 1 ethics) Washington CLE credits. Upon request, we will apply for, or help you apply for, CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.

Date / Time

May 9 - 10, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM PST

Friday, May 10, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST

Location

1201 Third Avenue Building, 49th Floor
Seattle, Washington

 

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JAMS Featured Speakers

Speakers

Topic

Hon. Thomas McPhee (Ret.)

Settlement Strategies
Friday, May 10, 2019 | 2:30pm PST

Current best practices for designing a settlement that the courts will approve, and more effectively administering settlements once approved.