We have completed our initial planning meeting in Cleveland this week for this Fall’s National Institute on Class Actions. The program will be held October 26-27 at the Palomar Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The program will include panels on:
- developments in the law regarding the enforceability of arbitration clauses containing class action waivers;
- the practice and strategic considerations regarding opt-outs;
- discussion of H.R. 985, a bill to curtail so-called “no injury” class actions and impose other restrictions on the device;
- the conservative case for class actions
- use of Rule 23(b)(3) class actions in civil rights cases
- coordinating U.S. class actions with parallel class actions in Canada and Europe
- roundtable of class action perspectives by in-house counsel, and
I will again be co-teaching “Class Actions 101,” a primer on class action practice for less experienced litigators interested in attending the Institute. We look forward to seeing you there! Drew.