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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Two Conferences of Interest: ABA on Class Actions and Chamber's Annual Legal Reform Summit

Two conferences of possible interest to readers:

1.  The 9th Annual Legal Reform Summit presented by the Chamber of Commerce, Oct. 29th in DC.
Topics include:

  • The Congressional landscape for legal reform post-election;
  • The public's stake in preserving pre-dispute arbitration provisions in contracts;
  • Parameters of federal preemption;
  • The challenge of discovery abuse in federal and state court;
  • Foreign activities of the U.S. plaintiffs' bar; and,
  • The role of criminal law in promoting compliance and rational enforcement.

A copy of the agenda as well as registration details can be found on the conference website.

2.  The 12th Annual Institute on Class Actions presented by the ABA, Nov. 7th, in NYC.
Topic include:

  • New developments in class actions
  • Measuring the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005
  • Consumer Fraud Class Actions on Life Support
  • Unpacking the "Rigorous Analysis" Standard

A copy of the agenda as well as registration details can be found here.

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