Federalist Society to Host Panel Discussion on CAFA in Washington D.C.
On Wednesday, February 14, 2007 the Federalist Society will host a panel discussion entitled "Class Action Fairness Act: Two Years Later." Here is their news release announcing the event:
THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY, ITS CORPORATIONS, AND ITS LITIGATION PRACTICE GROUPS PRESENT:
Class Action Fairness Act: Two Years Later
On February 18, 2005 President Bush signed the Class Action Fairness Act into law. Two years later - on the Second Anniversary of the Act’s passage - this panel will consider the following questions. Has the act lived up to its name and restored “fairness” to the class action mechanism, or is there still more work to be done? Has expanded federal jurisdiction reduced forum shopping and the influence of so-called “magic” jurisdictions? Has the Consumer Class Action Bill of Rights improved the quality of class action settlements, particularly settlements composed, in whole or in part, of “coupon” compensation? Have the first two years of experience exposed any notable ambiguities or weaknesses in the act? How have the courts responded? Are the problems identified to date amenable to judicial resolution or is additional legislative action required?
John Beisner, O'Melveny & Myers
Theodore H. Frank, American Enterprise Institute
Michael D. Hausfeld, Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll
John J. Stoia, Jr., Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins
Charles E. Stuckey, State Farm Corporate Law Department
John T. Delacourt, Kelley Drye Collier Shannon, Moderator
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Time: 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Location: National Press Club529 14th Street, N.W.Washington, D.C.
Interested persons should visit http://www.fed-soc.org/events/2007/ClassAction/2007ClassActionFairnessAct.htm to register for the program.