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Class Action Litigation Developments in 2013


Product Code - LGA200
Speaker(s): Stacey P. Slaughter, Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.; George D. Carroll, Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
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As recent U.S. Supreme Court and circuit court cases demonstrate, class action lawsuits remain an important part of today’s complex litigation practice. As they track this year’s top cases, the faculty for this program will focus on recent changes in class action law and provide objective analysis of the decisions and the reasoning behind them. This program provides the basic information you need to stay current in class action litigation, regardless of your practice area or whether your focus is on plaintiff or defense work.

The program will include discussions of prominent cases such as American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, Oxford Health Plans v. Sutter, Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles, Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, Mississippi v. AU Optronics Corp., Glazer v. Whirlpool Corp., and more.

Educational Objectives

• Understand the effects of the Supreme Court’s recent class action rulings.
• Learn developments in the requirements for class certification and the role of experts and proof at the class certification stage.
• Find out about developments in the interpretation of the Class Action Fairness Act.
• Discover the evolving role of arbitrators and exclusive forum provisions.

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

Trial counsel, both plaintiff and defense; in-house counsel and corporate attorneys; law students.

Program Level: Basic

Credit Available: CLE. For additional information, please see the “CLE Credit” tab.

Stacey P. Slaughter, Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.; George D. Carroll, Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.

Stacey P. Slaughter, Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
A partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, Stacey Slaughter represents businesses, organizations, individuals, shareholders, institutional investors, pension funds, unions, and brokers facing significant commercial disputes, complex business problems, and novel legal issues. In an area where money, business, and law meet, Ms. Slaughter brings exceptional financial markets knowledge and legal experience to a practice that specializes in complex business litigation, antitrust and trade regulation, and securities and financial litigation. Her cases typically involve multi-million dollar disputes that concern allegations of fraud and manipulation in financial markets. She also has experience in commercial breach of contract, employment matters, estate and trust litigation, FINRA, franchise disputes, and patent, trademark and trade secret concerns. Ms. Slaughter has represented clients in a wide range of industries including banking, commodities, consumer goods and products, financial, food, insurance, logistics, securities, technology, and travel in a variety of legal matters.

Ms. Slaughter earned a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she served as Note and Comment Editor of the Minnesota Law Review; a Master’s Degree from the University of Minnesota; and a B.A., magna cum laude, with honors, from Florida State University. Before joining her firm, Ms. Slaughter clerked in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota for Judge Michael J. Davis and Judge Paul A. Magnuson.

George D. Carroll, Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
George Carroll currently represents a group of merchants in their antitrust challenge against certain practices within the payment card industry. He has also represented a business in Estonia against an Italian company in international arbitration proceeding before the International Chamber of Commerce which resulted in confidential settlement agreement.

Mr. Carroll served as a member of a trial team for guardian ad litem in a complex termination of parental rights case and later a contested adoption involving multiple parties and the application of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act and Minnesota Child Welfare Law. He has also represented a robotics company in a series of patent infringement actions.

Mr. Carroll earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and a B.A., with honors, from Grinnell College.

This program’s CLE-credit eligibility varies by state. Bloomberg BNA is an accredited provider in the states of New York*, California, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia, and most other jurisdictions grant CLE credit on a per-program basis. At this time, Bloomberg BNA does not apply directly to the states of Florida, Rhode Island, Montana and Hawaii although credit is usually available for attorneys who wish to apply individually. Additionally, the following states currently do not grant credit for Bloomberg BNA OnDemand programming: Arkansas, Ohio, Nebraska, and Delaware. All requests are subject to approval once the live webinar has taken place or the customer has viewed the OnDemand version. Please contact the Bloomberg BNA accreditations desk if you have specific questions that have not been addressed.

If you have further questions regarding a specific state or how to file for CLE credit, please contact Bloomberg BNA customer service at 800-372-1033 and ask to speak to the CLE Accreditation Coordinator.

Hardship Policy
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Questions
For more information about Mandatory or Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements, visit the American Bar Association website at http://www.abanet.org/cle/mandatory.html.

*Bloomberg BNA is an accredited provider in New York for experienced attorneys only.