Handling Your First Class Action Case

Step 1: Select Desired Format

Step 2:

Webcast/Rebroadcast - You watch the course online at the specified date and time shown below. You can ask questions and receive answers during the course.
On-Demand - You watch the course anytime and will have access to the course 24/7. Our On-Demand courses are available within 5-10 business days after the original recording and accessible for one year.

Course Description

This program was recorded on June 19th, 2017

Class Actions are a rewarding area of practice, but are also rife with pitfalls for the unsuspecting practitioner. For those prosecuting class actions, you will learn effective strategies for identifying meritorious cases to bring and gaining class certification. For those defending class actions, you will learn ways to combat the Plaintiff’s claims in order to defeat class certification for your client in these bet-the-company cases.

    • Annette C. Clark
      Annette's practice encompasses many areas including insurance coverage, general liability, premises liability, personal injury, employment, business, bad faith, class action litigation and declaratory relief actions. Annette has tried cases to jury verdict, including a 27-day jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. She also has experience with bench trials and arbitrations.

      Annette's class action experience includes representation of both Plaintiffs and Defendants in the areas of consumer law, healthcare law, and employment law including wage/hour disputes, misclassification, and FLSA actions.

      Contact Annette Clark

        • 2 General Credits
        • LawProCLE will seek approval of any CLE program where the registering attorney is primarily licensed with exceptions stated below. Application is made at the time an attorney registers for a course, therefore approval may not be received at the time of broadcasting.

          LawProCLE does not seek approval in the state of Virginia.

          Each state has its own governing rules and regulations with regards to CLE courses and formats, therefore please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for further details about your state's rules. Please visit our State Requirements page for information regarding your state's CLE requirements and/or contact information for your state bar.

          As stated in our Reciprocity Provision, LawProCLE will grant credit in the following states through reciprocity, therefore direct application will not be made in these states:

          AK, AR, CO, FL, ME, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NY, and PR.

          LawProCLE is dedicated to providing quality education from expert speakers and ensuring each attorney receives CLE credit for their participation. If for some reason a particular course does not receive approval in the attorney's primary state of licensure, LawProCLE will give credit for a future approved course or give a full refund, if applicable.

        Each On-Demand course is available to you for 1 year from date of purchase. Additionally, CLE credit is only available within that year.
    • Bringing A Class Action Case


      1. Does it pass the smell test?
      2. What are your damages?
      3. Is the remedy you are requesting covered by insurance?


      1. Litigation Hold
      2. Arbitration Agreements
      3. Client Insurance Considerations
      4. Arbitration Agreements
      5. Contract Silent
      6. Class Waiver
      7. Vetting Your Class Representative
      8. Plaintiff Perspective
      9. Vetting your Named Plaintiff

      Defense Perspective

      1. Investigating the Named Plaintiff

      You CAN’T Have a Class Action Without These

      • C – Commonality
      • A – Adequacy
      • N – Numerosity
      • T - Typicality

      Theory of the Case

      1. Plaintiff Perspective
      2. Greedy Defendant
      3. Poor, Defenseless Class

      Class Action is the Only Hope

      1. Defense Perspective
      2. Greedy Plaintiff Attorneys
      3. No Harm or De Minimus Harm to Class

      Class Action is Not Necessary or Appropriate

      1. Class Certification
      2. Plaintiff Perspective
      3. Simple Case
      4. Entire Class in Same Boat

      Certification is Necessary for Economy and Justice

      1. Defense Perspective
      2. Hopelessly Complex Case
      3. All Class Members Treated Differently

      Certification is Miscarriage of Justice for a Bet the Company Lawsuit

      1. Settlement
      2. Preliminary Approval
      3. Notice
      4. Final Approval

Related Items