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,
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)