Stephen Fogdall Presented on Commercial Class Actions at IADC’s 2013 Mid-Year MeetingOn February 12, 2013 by Schnader
Stephen A. Fogdall joined a group of speakers to present “Defending Commercial Class Actions: Recent Cases May Be Giving the Defense an Edge” at IADC’s 2013 Mid-Year Meeting on February 12, 2013 in Boca Raton, FL. The program explored the changing landscape including decisions such as Walmart v. Dukes (SCOTUS), Behrand v. Comcast (3d Cir.) and Glaser v. Whirlpool (6th Cir.) which discuss the permissibility of a merits inquiry by the court in making class certification decisions, and Wenzel v. Toyota which discusses the doctrine of prudential mootness as a defense to class actions. The speakers identified the current trends in commercial consumer class actions as the plaintiff’s bar scrambles to get ahead of recent changes in these and other cases and shared cutting edge tactics and strategies utilized today to contest and defeat class actions.
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