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McReynolds & Damasco – Defense Strategies

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This morning, I had the distinct pleasure of presenting alongside Chicago civil rights attorney Linda Friedman on two cases about which I’ve written before: McReynolds v. Merrill Lynch and Damasco v. Clearwire Corp.  As usual, I’m posting the slides here.  Three things I’d like to note, though: Slide 3 contains a picture of my daughter… Continue Reading

CLE Presentation – The Gauntlet: Early Challenges to Class Certification

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 Earlier today, I had the distinct pleasure of presenting at the CLE International Class Action conference in Los Angeles with an old friend of mine, plaintiff’s lawyer Garrett Wotkyns of Schneider Wallace.   The topic was The Gauntlet: Early Challenges to Class Certification, which regular readers will know is a topic near and dear to my heart…. Continue Reading

Insight from Other Strategists – The 5th Annual Conference on the Globalization of Class Actions

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 This month, we have an abundance of "other strategists." At the beginning of the month, I attended the 5th Annual Conference on the Globalization of Class Actions at the Hague. The conference was extremely informative, even though it focused more on mass litigation than class actions specifically. Fellow blogger (and extremely nice guy in-person) Paul Karlsgodt… Continue Reading

Frying Pans and Fires: When Government Investigations Turn Into Class Actions

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Enron.  The Toyota sudden acceleration MDL.  The Microsoft antitrust class actions.  There are no shortage of class actions that have arisen from government investigations of various kinds.  But while seeing a class action complaint arrive on top of a government subpoena can be stressful, it’s not necessarily the end of the world.  In fact, the… Continue Reading