Friday, October 30, 2009

Symposium Today: "Aggregate Justice: Perspectives Ten Years After Amchem and Ortiz"

The 2009 Kansas Law Review symposium, Aggregate Justice: Perspectives Ten Years After Amchem and Ortiz, is occurring today at the University of Kansas. Details are available here. Speakers include:

Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, Assistant Professor of Law, Florida State University College of Law: “Aggregation, Community, and the Line Between”

Howard M. Erichson, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law: “The Trouble with Defendants’ Insistence on Comprehensive Settlements”

Steven S. Gensler, Welcome D. and W. DeVier Pierson Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law: “The Other CAFA Effect: State-Court Class Actions after the Resettlement Plan”

Laura J. Hines, Professor of Law, University of Kansas School of Law: “The State of State Class Actions”

Linda S. Mullenix, Rita and Morris Atlas Chair in Advocacy, University of Texas School of Law: “Nine Lives: The Punitive Damage Class”

Tom Willging, Senior Researcher, Federal Judicial Center: “From Classes to Multidistrict Consolidations: Documenting Some Shifts in Aggregate Mass Tort Litigation after Ortiz”

Patrick Woolley, Beck, Redden & Secrest Professor, University of Texas School of Law: “The ALI and the Adequate Representation Requirement”

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