Saturday, October 24, 2009
Law Review Symposium Kansas
Aggregate Justice: Perspectives Ten Years After Amchem and Ortiz
October 30, 2009
This Symposium explores the state of aggregate justice one decade after the Supreme Court issued guidance on the boundaries and meaning of the federal class action rule in Amchem Prods. Inc. v.
The renowned set of speakers participating in the Symposium will reflect on the lingering impact of Amchem and Ortiz. They will address timely and intriguing topics such as the ethical challenges inherent in mass settlements, the enduring vitality of the punitive damages class action, the empirical evidence of a shift from federal mass tort class actions to multidistrict litigation, the availability of collateral attack based on the adequacy of class representation, the impact of CAFA on state class actions, the disparities between federal and state class actions, and the very nature of cohesiveness in litigation.
Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, Assistant Professor of Law,
Howard M. Erichson, Professor of Law,
Steven S. Gensler, Welcome D. and W. DeVier Pierson Professor of Law, University of
Laura J. Hines, Professor of Law, University of
Linda S. Mullenix, Rita and Morris Atlas Chair in Advocacy, University of
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,
Attendance is free and no reservations are required. CLE credit will be offered at this event pending approval.
For more information, please contact Symposium Editor Shane McCall: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You also can download a copy of the symposium brochure for more info.