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A few weeks ago, I posted a link to a Cornerstone Research report concluding that securities class action settlements were at a 10-year low.  Yesterday, securities litigators Daniel Tyukody and Gerald Silk posted an article in the New York Times DealBook blog entitled Understanding the Dip in Class-Action Securities Settlements with some insights explaining the downturn.  Among the explanations are lower starting inventory, the added size and complexity of credit crisis-related lawsuits, increased legislative and judicial scrutiny over securities class actions, and a decline of financial restatements by companies.  The article is a must read for anyone interested in understanding US securities class action trends.

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It’s not too late to register for Economic Crisis Litigation Update CLE, to be held at the Colorado Bar Association offices in Denver.  Here are the details. 

 

There are 5 easy ways to register. Download the registration form at

1. FAX the form to the Colorado Bar Association CLE offices at (303) 860-0624

2. MAIL the form to CBA-CLE at 1900 Grant Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80203

3. CALL us! (303) 860-0608, or toll-free (888) 860-2531

4. REGISTER ONLINE at:

5. OR REGISTER FOR THE LIVE WEBCAST AT:

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CAN’T ATTEND THE PROGRAM? ORDER YOUR HOMESTUDY ONLINE TODAY!

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We look forward to providing you with the best information and service available,

to meet all of your continuing legal education needs. Please contact us at cle@cobar.org

if you do not wish to receive e-mail correspondence regarding CBA-CLE seminars.

Our mailing address is 1900 Grant Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80203

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ECONOMIC CRISIS LITIGATION UPDATE: Subprime Mortgages, Shareholder Suits, ERISA, Class Actions and More!

Co-sponsored by the Securities Law and Class Actions Subsections of the CBA Litigation Section

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LIVE PROGRAM: July 24, 2009

At the CBA-CLE Classroom, 1900 Grant Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO

LIVE WEBCAST: July 24, 2009

Direct to your desktop!

VIDEO REPLAYS: August 14, 2009

 For additional information on this course or to view the program brochure go to:

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Program Highlights

What You Will Learn:

 – Subprime Securities Litigation: Important Trends and Developments in Securities Litigation and Derivative Suits

– ERISA Class Actions

– Consumer Class Actions and Other Hot Litigation Issues Driven by the Economic Crisis

Who Should Attend:

– Litigators

– Securities Law Attorneys

– Business Law Attorneys

– Industry Professionals

– Anyone Who Needs Up-to-date, Expert Guidance on the Hottest Litigation Issues Spawned by the Economic Downturn! 

Program Description

Litigators! Securities lawyers! Business lawyers! Here is the program you have been waiting for!

Since the economic crisis began gripping our country, there has been much discussion in the media about the litigation that is resulting from the economic downturn. But how do you separate the spin and hyperbole from the real information you and your clients need? What are the issues that are really driving the litigation that is resulting from the stock and real estate market crashes? What are the holdings in recently decided cases such as Stoneridge and In re IPO Securities Litigation and what do these holdings mean for you and your clients. 

Attend this timely, practical program and find out!

The program’s experienced instructors hail from both the plaintiff and defense bars, giving you balanced, valuable insight to guide you in this emerging area of the law. From real world guidance on how to prove (or defend against) causation in securities cases, to ERISA issues that can start (or end) a lawsuit, to the real scoop on the facts that can sustain (or not sustain) a mortgage fraud lawsuit, you will get valuable knowledge, tips, and skills you can put to use right away in your practice.

Whether you are plaintiff’s counsel or defense counsel, you need to be able to evaluate the merits of a case that stems from the fallout from the economic meltdown. Is it a real case, with facts that can prove meritorious or not? Find out from the attorneys who are on the cutting edge in this hot area of law…

Register for this timely, practical program today!

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Agenda

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM – Welcome and Introduction

Extended by Paul Karlsgodt, Esq., Program Chair

9:05 AM – 10:05 AM – Subprime Securities Litigation

Learn about the trends in securities class actions and derivative suits that arise from subprime investments! Topics include:

– The impact of Stoneridge, In re IPO Securities Litigation, and other developments in securities class actions

– Trends in securities class action verdicts, judgments, and settlements

– Practical considerations in securities litigation given the economic crisis (e.g., the difficulty in proving causation given the general economic downturn)

Presented by Jeffrey W. Lawrence, Esq., Holly Stein Sollod, Esq. and Cliff Stricklin, Esq.

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM – ERISA Class Actions Relating to Subprime Asset Investments by Retirement Plans (Part 1 of 2)

 After Stoneridge, is ERISA litigation overtaking securities litigation as the vehicle of choice for seeking redress of alleged losses caused by subprime investments? Learn the answers to these important questions:

– What makes ERISA litigation a desirable alternative to a securities claim?

– What are the trends in ERISA litigation?

– What do I need to know about the LaRue decision and what is its impact on ERISA litigation so far?

Presented by Dirk W. de Roos, Esq. and Todd J. McNamara, Esq.

10:40 AM – 10:50 AM – Break (10 minutes) 

10:50 AM – 11:20 AM – ERISA Class Actions Relating to Subprime Asset Investments by Retirement Plans (Part 2 of 2)

11:25 AM – 12:25 PM- Developments in Consumer Class Actions and Other Subprime-related Litigation

Is the economic crisis really causing the flood of consumer class action litigation that some predicted? Find out about:

 – Class actions and individual claims under the Truth In Lending Act (TILA)

– Consumer class actions and other claims for mortgage fraud and related litigation

– What is the impact of the poor economy on class action litigation?

Presented by Lila M. Bateman, Esq. and Frances Johnson, Esq.

12:25 PM – Adjourn

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Faculty

Paul Karlsgodt, Esq., Program Chair

Baker & Hostetler, LLP

Denver, CO

 

Lila M. Bateman, Esq.

Morrison & Foerster, LLP

Denver, CO

 

Frances Johnson, Esq.

The Carey Law Firm

Colorado Springs, CO

 

Dirk W. de Roos, Esq.

Faegre & Benson, LLP

Denver, CO

 

Jeffrey W. Lawrence, Esq.

Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins, LLP

San Francisco, CA

 

Todd J. McNamara, Esq.

McNamara, Roseman, Martínez & Kazmierski, LLP

Denver, CO

 

Holly Stein Sollod, Esq.

Holland & Hart, LLP

Denver, CO

 

Cliff Stricklin, Esq.

Holland & Hart, LLP

Denver, CO

 

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CREDITS:

Submitted for 4 General CLE Credits

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TUITION:

– Non-member $199.00

– CBA Member $179.00

– Litigation Section $149.00

– Business Law Section $149.00

– New Lawyer (2 yrs) $129.00

– YLD Member $129

– Legal Support Staff $129.00

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REGISTRATION:

For course details or to register online, go to:

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The Securities and Class Actions subsections of the Colorado Bar Association litigation are co-sponsoring a half-day CLE in connection with CLE Colorado, to be held the morning of July 24 at the CBA offices in Denver.

The seminar will examine trends in litigation arising out of the current economic crisis in three key areas: securities, ERISA, and consumer class actions.  I’ll post more information and a link to registration information as it becomes available.

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