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Class Action Litigation One Year After Dukes v. Wal-Mart: A Happy Anniversary?

Date: 08.02.12
Location: Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC, Canada
Sponsored By: Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

It has been one year since this landmark decision. Is this anniversary one that the insurance, corporate, and healthcare industries should be celebrating? How have lower federal courts, state courts, and administrative bodies implemented (or not) the rulings of Dukes? How has the opinion impacted insurance claims-related, employment and healthcare class cases? Our panel of industry insiders and class action practitioners, including WTO partner Terence Ridley, will discuss the impact of Dukes from these various perspectives, providing an overview of Dukes, an analysis of how it has been applied to date, and some practical guidance on how to get the most out of this important decision when confronted with a purported or existing class. Topics will include motions for decertification, use of experts in resisting class actions, and observations on how class action filings have been impacted by Dukes. 

Moderator: John M. Intondi – AXIS Insurance, Alpharetta, GA
Panelists: Elizabeth Lorell – Gordon & Rees LLP, Florham Park, NJ
Marie Burdett – GEICO Insurance Co., Chevy Chase, MD
Terence Ridley Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP, Denver, CO

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