The Latest Developments in Private Class Action Certification, Obtaining Decertification, the Implications of the Supreme Court Decision in Tyson v. Bouaphakeo, Managing Hybrid Class/Collective Actions, and Beyond

September 26, 2016 1:10pm

Rachel S. Brass

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Babak G. Yousefzahdeh
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

  • The latest developments in wage and hour class and collective action treatment
  • Assessing the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision in Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo – using statistical / representative evidence to certify and maintain a class; examining progeny of Tyson
  • The latest innovative strategies for winning and defeating certification motions
  • Leveraging lessons from Dukes, Comcast and Duran to challenge evidence on liability and damages
  • Fights over proper forum – state or federal court? Using merits and experts to defeat certification
  • The latest rulings on class treatment in misclassification, exemption and off-the-clock actions
  • Effectively managing hybrid federal and state law class actions
  • Rule 68 Offers of Judgment – the latest court decisions and treatment: can “picking off ” class representatives through a Rule 68 offer of judgment moot class action claims?