November 26, 2010
4th International Conference on the Globalization of Collective Litigation
On December 10th, 2010, Florida International University College of Law is hosting the 4th International Conference on the Globalization of Collective Litigation. From the FIU website:
This conference, co-organized by professors Manuel A. Gomez (Florida International University College of Law) and Deborah R. Hensler (Stanford Law School) is the fourth in the series of international conferences on the global spread of collective litigation begun in 2007 at Oxford University. It will bring together academicians, policy analysts and legal practitioners to systematically review the status of collective litigation around the world with special focus on Latin America, a region signaled by a growing interest in protecting collective rights, the passage of legislation that provides for class actions and similar mechanisms, and the increased participation of domestic courts in deciding cases that involve large-scale accidents, environmental harms, exposure to toxic materials, defective products and financial injuries.
A pdf of the conference flyer is available here.
(Hat Tip: Howard Wasserman)
November 23, 2010
AALS Civil Procedure Section Seeks Information About Upcoming Conferences
Each year the Civil Procedure Section of the AALS prepares a newsletter that aggregates various bits of information for the benefit of Civil Procedure teachers and scholars. One regular feature of that newsletter is “Upcoming Conferences.” If you have planned (or are otherwise aware of) a conference for calendar year 2011 and would like this newsletter to list the event, please send us the details—web links, calls for papers, etc. Even conferences with tentative plans and dates can be listed. Please send the details by December 5 to Thom Main at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 22, 2010
Drug and Device Law Blog on Fraudulent Joinder
Steve McConnell at the Drug and Device Law Blog has a post about the practice of joining corporate employees to a lawsuit for the purpose of creating or destroying diversity jurisdiction. As is always the case with the blog, the post is both entertaining and informative while advancing a distinct argument.