Archive for January 14th, 2009

If my recent post about the upcoming January 20, 2009 Class Action Law Monitor/Strafford Publications CLE on Rule 23(f) appeals didn’t convince you to sign up, perhaps this preview of the speakers and topics will:

I.                   Key features of Rule 23(f) (Barry Sullivan, Partner, Jenner & Block, Chicago)

A.    No automatic right to appeal 

B.     No automatic stay of district court proceedings

C.     Appeal must be filed within 10 days of class certification order


II.                Case law addressing Rule 23(f) (Cindy D. Hanson, Partner, Kilpatrick Stockton, Atlanta)

A.    “Death knell” cases and “reverse death knell” cases

B.     Appeal raises fundamental and unsettled legal issue

C.     Clear error in district court ruling

D.    “Sliding scale” standard


III.             Strategies for pursuing appellate review of class certification decision (Paul G. Karlsgodt, Partner, Baker Hostetler, Denver).


IV.             Strategies for challenging motion for appellate review of class certification (Steve W. Berman, Managing Partner, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, Seattle)


My handout materials are available here: rule-23f-presentation-final

For the other speakers’ handouts, see this link (and while you’re at it, why not sign up?)

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