Class Action Playbook

Category: On Demand

Member Price: $200

Non-Member Price: $250

Product Code: ON059323

Areas of Law: Civil

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NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.3 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ Civil Trial Attorney Credit: 3.3, NJ General: 3.3).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Transitional: 3.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 2.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.



Lisa R. Considine, Esq.
Disabato & Considine LLC, Rutherford


Hon. Joel Schneider, U.S.M.J. (Ret.)
Montgomery McCracken, Cherry Hill
David J. DiSabato, Esq.
DiSabato & Considine LLC, Rutherford
Kelly M. Purcaro, Esq.
Greenspoon Marder, LLP, Newark
Ross H. Schmierer, Esq.
Co-Chair, Class Actions
Schmierer Law Group, Mount Laurel
David E. Sellinger, Esq.
Co-Chair, Class Actions
Greenberg Traurig LLP, Florham Park

Class actions are complex law suits that require specialized knowledge of the law and filing procedures. At this brand-new seminar, a former federal court judge and a panel of class action lawyers will walk you through the basic concerns you need to know to handle this type of case.  Join us for an extremely informative discussion!

Topics include:

  • Initial Concerns
    • Why to proceed as a class action
    • Class member rights
    • Class certification requirements
    • Benefits and pitfalls of certification
  • Case Selections
    • Identifying a Potential Class Action Lawsuit (Products; consumer fraud/misrepresentation; civil rights)
    • Strengths and Weaknesses to look for in evaluating potential claim
    • Consideration of using co-counsel on strong case
  • Filing your complaint
    • Choice of Forum: Federal vs State Court
    • Prerequisites to filing; form of state and federal class action complaints/ summonses
    • Notice to Class Requirements
    • Damages vs Injunctive/equitable relief
  • The motion to dismiss
    • Typical class action motions by plaintiffs and defendants
  • Discovery
    • Case management and Discovery issues
  • When and how to handle settlement discussions 
    • Dealing with Prior and Subsequent filings by other class members
    • Settlement proceedings
    • Handling opt-out issues
    • Procedures for paying class members
  • Case Law Update and Practical Issues
    • Legal Fee applications and issues
    • Key Cases to Know


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