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I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be chairing the ABA’s 2nd Annual Western Regional CLE Program on Class Actions and Mass Torts.  The event is co-sponsored by the Section of Litigation’s Class Actions and Derivative Suits, Mass Torts, and Securities Litigation Committees, as well as the San Francisco Bar Association, which will host the event.  It will be held the afternoon of Friday, June 19, 2015, in San Francisco, California.

The program will begin with lunch at noon and will end at 5:20, followed by a sponsored cocktail reception.  The location is 301 Battery Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, California 94111.

Our esteemed faculty of judges, academics, and practitioners from both sides of the bar will present four panel presentations on timely class-action-related topics, including:

  1. Class action ethics
  2. Proposed amendments to Rule 23
  3. Food labeling class actions
  4. The use of expert witnesses in securities class actions after the Supreme Court’s Halliburton decision

Online registration is now open!  Please click this link to register and for more information.

I hope to see you there.

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John Browning, who writes the column Legally Speaking for Dallas Blog, has an interesting article today entitled Standing Up to Class Action Bullies.  The article recounts Taco Bell’s successful public relations campaign in response to a would-be class action, which was ultimately dismissed voluntarily, alleging that it had committed false advertising by not telling customers that its beef was 20% filler.  The story is a reminder that there are a variety of strategies that can be employed in defending against a putative class action, and not all of them involve lawyers.

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