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Monday, September 20, 2010

Proving Common Impact in Antitrust Class Actions: Current Legal and Economic Thinking

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Proving Common Impact in Antitrust Class Actions: Current Legal and Economic Thinking
October 20, 2010

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)
Four Seasons Hotel New York

57 E. 57th Street, New York, NY

 

With issues raised by the In re Hydrogen Peroxide Litigation far from settled and the recent 5-4 decision to affirm class certification in Wal-Mart en banc, economic guidance in addressing proof of common impact is essential. Our panelists will review the legal landscape defined by these landmark cases and offer a systematic way of approaching common methods of proof, including:

  • The legal challenges of class certification in light of the recently decided Dukes v.Wal-Mart case and in the ongoing In re Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Litigation, with an update on the 9th and 3rd circuits
  • Assessment of merits and whether economic damages can be assessed at the class level
  • A systematic approach to testing whether regression analysis offers a common method of proof to assist the courts in assessing class certification

Panelists:
Edward A. Snyder, Ph.D., George Schultz Professor of Economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Dean Designate, Yale School of Management
Pierre Y. Cremieux, Ph.D., Managing Principal, Analysis Group
Ian Simmons, Esq., Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Moderator:
Maureen Chakraborty, Ph.D., Managing Principal, Analysis Group

Please join our panel of antitrust experts as they address these issues and your questions at this complimentary breakfast program.

Register: http://www.analysisgroup.com/common_impact_ny_seminar.aspx

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