Class Action Settlement Objections: What You Need to Know in 2017
Typically, class action settlements play as an important vehicle for the involved parties to effectively manage uncertainties, inconveniences, litigation costs and risks. By providing class members the opportunity to present objections to settlements, both parties are guaranteed with fair attention and scrutiny. In recent years, however, this procedure has been tarnished by the emergence of professional objectors who exploit objections by filing meritless appeals in order to extract a payoff. As these frivolous objections often slow down the execution of settlements, keeping abreast with the recent class action settlement trends and developments is important to ward off potential risks and legal pitfalls.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends; critical issues and best practices with respect to Class Action Settlement Objections. Speakers will also offer key preventive measures against professional objectors while ensuring compliance with class action laws.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Class Action Settlements - Overview
- Recent Class Action Settlement Objections
- Significant Issues and Trends
- Possible Implications
- Key Considerations and Best Practices
Girardi & Keese
A few ideas to be considered in your next class action.
- The selection of your class representative.
(This could be more important than you think)
- The parameters of your proposed class. A narrow definition is easier to certify.
- Arbitration issues with respect to class actions.
- Proposed laws that may affect class actions.
- How to be properly compensated for your successful handling of the case.
- Simplicity of the claim form;
- Analysis of the benefits to those who participate and those who will be helped in the future because of your efforts.
Silverman | Thompson | Slutkin | White LLC
- Do Objectors Serve Any Useful Purpose in Class Action Settlements?
- Should we view “idealogical objectors” differently from serial, “professional objectors?”
- How can we deter illegitimate objections?
- Are cy pres allocations of settlement funds particularly susceptible to objections?
Lynn Pinker Cox Hurst LLP
- proposed modifications to Rule 23
Who Should Attend:
- Class Action Lawyers
- Labor and Employment Lawyers
- In-house Counsel
- Top Level Management
- Directors and Executives
- Arbitration Law Attorneys
- Litigation Officers
- Litigation Attorneys
- Senior Counsel
Tom Girardi is the past president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (an organization limited to 500 lawyers in the country) and is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates (an organization limited to 100 lawyers in the country). He was the past national president of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been listed as one of the top 100 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal legal newspaper - one of four lawyers listed since the list started 16 years ago. He serves as a trustee appointed by the Senate for the Library of Congress. He was inducted into The American Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame-2014. 2015 Super Lawyers - 38,000 California lawyers were polled…he was voted #1. 2016 president for the Litigation Council of America and currently president of the National Trial Lawyers. Recently awarded "Best Lawyer" and "Man of the Year" by the International Association of Top Professionals.
Tom Girardi is the past president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (an organization limited to 500 lawyers in …
Steve Grygiel, rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, is a highly-regarded first-chair jury trial lawyer, class action litigator and oral advocate, with deep courtroom experience in securities and corporate governance (PSLRA, SLUSA, CAFA), privacy rights (Wiretap Act, Stored Communications Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act), pharmaceutical overpromotion (RICO), sports and labor law preemption, consumer fraud, products liability, class certification issues and other contract, commercial and tort law cases.
Steve currently is a co-lead counsel in: concussion litigation against the National Hockey League; painkiller litigation against the National Football League; painkiller litigation against the NFL’s member clubs; and privacy rights cases against Google and Facebook.
Steve Grygiel, rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, is a highly-regarded first-chair jury trial lawyer, class action litigator and oral advocate, with …
Alan Dabdoub represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex business litigation. Mr. Dabdoub has first chaired several trials
(jury and bench) and arbitrations in Louisiana, Texas, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts, with an outstanding record of
success. He has experience handling class actions, business torts, commercial lease disputes, franchisor-franchisee disputes,
partnership disputes, trade secret misappropriation and non-compete cases, bankruptcy related litigation, qui tam and
employment litigation. Mr. Dabdoub maintains a robust practice representing companies from the following industries: oil and
gas, energy, transportation, food service, manufacturing, telecommunications, agricultural, shipping, retail, advertising and
finance. Mr. Dabdoub understands firsthand the interplay between litigation and business, having served as Chief Litigation
Counsel for a large subsidiary of a Fortune 100 company. This insight, matched with his trial experience, equip Mr. Dabdoub to
deliver outstanding client service and achieve his clients’ objectives aggressively and efficiently.
Alan Dabdoub represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex business litigation. Mr. Dabdoub has first chaired several trials (jury and bench) …
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