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Buckley Sandler Webcast: Lessons Learned: Significant Developments and Key Takeaways from Recent Class Actions and Complex Litigations

In the first half of 2016, we have seen numerous significant developments in consumer class action and complex litigation cases and regulations. In the second webcast in our quarterly series dedicated to addressing issues relevant to class actions and other complex litigation, join Buckley Sandler attorneys Fredrick Levin, Amanda Raines Lawrence, Katherine Halliday, and Michael Rome for an in-depth discussion of recent court decisions and regulatory developments. The webcast will address Supreme Court decisions from the 2015-16 term, including Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez, Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, Sheriff v. Gillie, and Merrill Lynch v. Manning, noteworthy federal appellate and state court decisions, and the CFPB’s recent proposal to prohibit mandatory arbitration clauses that preclude class action lawsuits.

The discussion will include:

  • Recent key decisions from the Supreme Court and their implications for future class actions and/or complex litigation, e.g.:
    • whether an unaccepted offer to settle prior to certification can ever successfully moot a case after Campbell-Ewald
    • the role of statistical evidence in class actions in light of Tyson Foods Inc. v. Bouaphakeo
    • Spokeo v. Robbins and its implications for companies defending against consumer cases alleging a claim based on a procedural violation of a statutory requirement
    • the future of securities litigation in state court following Merrill Lynch v. Manning
  • The Second Circuit’s decision overturning a $1.2 billion judgment in United States ex rel. O’Donnell v. Countrywide Homes Loans, Inc. (the “HSSL” case) and its implication for future litigation involving FIRREA and other fraud statues
  • New California case law expanding the rights of borrowers in foreclosure lawsuits, e.g., Yvanova v. New Century Mortgage Corp and Daniels v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. and whether other courts will follow suit
  • The CFPB’s proposal to eliminate class action bans in arbitration clauses and what it could mean for the future of consumer class actions

When: Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Who Should Attend: This webcast will be of particular interest to in-house legal, compliance, operations, and risk management professionals who are or may be involved in the defense and resolution of class actions and other complex litigation matters.

Registration is required. Please, no outside law firms, government agency personnel, consulting firms, or media. After registering and being approved, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions for joining the webcast.

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