Consumer Finance Class Action Litigation and Settlement Trends and New and Emerging Procedural Considerations: Certification, Class Ascertainability Issues, and Other Procedural Developments, New Cases, Emerging Theories of Liability,

July 28, 2016 12:05pm

What is it about?

  • Assessing the evolving landscape of class litigation
  • Overview of recent noteworthy class action cases and settlements
  • What is now required in order to obtain or defeat class certification?
  • Issues relating to the ascertainability of class and class members
  • Evaluating recent developments relating to Rule 23(b) class certifications
  • Using expert testimony and data to make a direct challenge to a class certification
  • Assessing the latest theories of liability and emerging defense strategies
  • Class actions arising from federal and state activities, especially those of the CFPB and state attorneys general
  • UDAP/UDAAP litigation and class actions
  • Recent developments in class action law and their impact on consumer finance litigation
  • New developments relating to jurisdiction and removal under CAFA
  • The status of class action waivers and arbitration
  • Settlement trends – what types of cases are likely to be settled now and in the near-term?
  • Innovative and effective settlement strategies
  • Strategic benefits of settling with a class representative
  • Impact that insurance can have on settlement strategies
  • Impact of recent 7th Circuit decisions on the class action landscape
  • New hurdles in obtaining class settlement approvals, particularly
    in the 7th Circuit
  • Strategies for defending consumer finance class actions in unfavorable jurisdictions
  • Considerations for corporate counsel when facing a class action
  • Managing and defending multiple cases simultaneously (individual claims, class actions, and regulatory and enforcement actions)