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I will be speaking on trends in e-discovery at the upcoming Federal Practice Update 2011, co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association and the CBA Litigation Section.  I hope to be an adequate fill-in for my partner, Karin Jenson, who has an unavoidable client commitment.  In addition to a number of other presentations on a variety of federal practice topics, the afternoon session will highlight a don’t-miss panel presentation of the U.S. District of Colorado Magistrate Judges entitled Pointers for Successful Litigation: The Magistrate Judge’s Role in Your Case.

If you’re interested in attending, here is a link to the event page:

 http://www.cobar.org/cle/item.cfm?EventID=LI052011L

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I will be speaking in an upcoming live phone/web seminar on CAFA removal issues sponsored by Strafford Publications.  Here is some information about the program:

CAFA Removal and Remand: Latest Developments

Tuesday, March 29, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT

Program Description:

Jurisdictional ambiguities in the CAFA statute continue to challenge litigators. One example is the Eleventh Circuit’s Cappuccitti v. DirecTV ruling that the district court lacked jurisdiction because no individual plaintiff or putative class member met the amount-in-controversy requirement. While the Eleventh Circuit later vacated its decision, its initial confusion was caused by CAFA’s ambiguous jurisdictional structure. Another evolving jurisdictional issue is the federal court’s authority to retain jurisdiction post-removal. Courts still wrestle with the effect of post-removal events such as denial of class certification or loss of diversity on continued federal court jurisdiction. While several recent cases more firmly establish continued post-removal federal court jurisdiction, this issue is far from settled.

This program will provide class action litigators with an examination of the latest case law developments in CAFA removal and remand, analyze continued jurisdictional ambiguities and pitfalls, and offer litigation strategies for navigating these ambiguities. The panel will offer perspectives and guidance on these and other critical questions: How are the courts resolving ambiguities in CAFA’s amount-in-controversy requirements for federal court jurisdiction? Do the federal courts retain jurisdiction even after class certification is denied or diversity is destroyed? What post-removal events or circumstances can result in a remand to state court?

The panel presentation will be followed by a  live question and answer session.

For more information and to register, see the Strafford Publications website.

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I’m excited to announce that the Colorado Bar Association Class Actions subsection is teaming up with the Labor & Employment Law Section to bring you CLE luncheon entitled: A Primer on Employment “Class Action” Litigation: Class Actions, Collective Actions, and EEOC Enforcement.  If you are interested in attending, please send me an email at pkarlsgodt@bakerlaw.com.
 
Date and Time: November 22, 2010 at 12:00 noon
Location: Holland & Hart LLP, 555 17th St, Ste 3200, Denver, CO 80202 
 
Summary:
 
Employment and labor law is one of the hottest areas of class action litigation these days.  But the term “employment class action” is often used to describe cases involving a variety of procedures, of which the Rule 23 is only one.  This program will explore the different mechanisms that may used to resolve mass employment litigation and the differences and interplay between class actions, collective actions, and EEOC enforcement actions.
 
Faculty:
 
Steven Moore is the Managing Shareholder of the Denver office of Ogletree Deakins, one of the nation’s leading labor and employment law firms.  Mr. Moore will discuss the interplay between Rule 23 class actions in employment cases and other collective action procedures, such as the opt-in procedure applicable to cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
 
Stephanie Struble is a Trial Attorney with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) in Denver.  Ms. Struble will discuss the role of the EEOC and private litigants in cases involving an alleged pattern or practice of employment discrimination.

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If you’re looking for a fun-filled way to spend a Tuesday lunch hour and need CLE credits, check out Strafford Publications’ upcoming CLE Teleconference Rule 23(f) Class Certification Appeals: Strategies for Pursuing or Opposing Appellate Review in the Absence of Clear Standards.  The fun will begin on January 20, 2009 at 1PM Eastern.  For more information and to register, follow this link.

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I’m pleased to report that the Colorado Bar Association Class Action, Derivative Suits, and Mass Torts Subsection has scheduled its Fall 2008 CLE Luncheon for December 16.  Dirk de Roos of Faegre & Benson will speak on class arbitration waivers and O. Russel Murray of ADR Source will talk about class arbitration generally.

Here are the particulars:

Legal Trends and Best Practices in Class Arbitration

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

CBA Offices, 1900 Grant Street, 9th Floor,
Capitol Conference Room Denver, CO 80203

Class arbitration waivers are clauses in contracts requiring that disputes be arbitrated, and prohibit claims from being brought as class actions.  Whether class arbitration waivers are enforceable, especially in consumer contracts, has been a hotly contested issue in the courts in recent years.  Where class arbitration waivers are not enforceable or are enforceable only in part, parties my find themselves litigating their dispute as a class action but in an arbitration setting rather than a court.  This program will cover trends, best practices, and recent decisions relating to class arbitration and class arbitration waivers.  Some of the topics to be addressed include:

• Trends in decisions on the enforceability of class arbitration waivers.
• How are the Colorado courts likely to rule on class arbitration waivers?
• What does a class arbitration look like?  How is it different from a class action?
• Who is bound by an arbitrator’s decision in class arbitration?
• Can the loser of a class arbitration appeal?

The cost of the luncheon is $15.00 for Litigation Section members, $20.00 for Non-Members.

Registration for the Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and the Luncheon will begin at 12:00 PM.

To RSVP for the Luncheon:
Call 303.860.1115, X727 or SEND AN E-MAIL TO MAILTO:LUNCHES@COBAR.ORG, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND Class Action luncheon in your e-mail.

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The Class Actions, Derivative Suits, and Mass Torts subsection of the Colorado Bar Association has scheduled its inaugural CLE luncheon for June 25, 2008 at noon at the CBA offices in Denver.  The topic will be “appropriate” government official notification of federal class action settlements under the Class Action Fairness Act, 28 U.S.C. 1715 (a topic previously discussed on ClassActionBlawg.com here).  Following an overview of the statutory notice requirements, a representative of the Colorado Attorney General’s office will provide an appropriate government official’s perspective on the notice requirements, including what the AG’s office does with CAFA notices when it receives them and the relationship between private class actions and AG consumer protection efforts.  More information on the program will be available soon on the CBA Class Action Subsection webpage.

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