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 Class Action and Multidistrict Litigation

 

 September 2018

 

Winter Meeting in Austin –

Please mark your calendars for March 3/24/2019 - 3/28/2019 2019 FDCC Winter Meeting - Austin, Texas.  We will be teaming up for our section meeting with the Drug and Device and Products Sections to present on a topic related to litigation getting ahead of science in the context of mass actions such as MDLs and class actions.  We hope that this topic will be interesting and helpful to the members of all three sections, and we hope to see you there.

Membership Additions –


As you have probably heard, the FDCC is making efforts to add new qualified members to our group.  President Don Myles has made this a priority, and we all have a duty to try to broaden and improve our great organization in this way.  Please give some thought to who might be not only future members, but future leaders of the FDCC. We would obviously like to strengthen the corporate counsel participation as well as the diversity of our group in this process.  Please pass along your ideas in this regard to me or one of our vice chairs (Rachel Reynolds, Bo Phillips, and Wystan Ackerman).

Publications and Podcasts –

Our members have the opportunity to get published and provide helpful content to the FDCC in upcoming editions of FDCC Insights.  Further, there is a new project underway for FDCC podcasts on substantive issues. If you have ideas for either of these opportunities, please let me know and we can work to get you to the front of the line.  

Substance –

An interesting class action settlement case is currently before the Supreme Court of the United States.  The case is Frank v. Gaos 17-961, being appealed from the Ninth Circuit. Per the summary on www.scotusblog.com, the issue is: “Whether, or in what circumstances, a cy pres award of class action proceeds that provides no direct relief to class members supports class certification and comports with the requirement that a settlement binding class members must be ‘fair, reasonable, and adequate.’”  The case is set for argument on October 31, 2018. Stay tuned.

We will try to schedule a section call soon as we prepare for Austin.  


Andy Johnson – Chair

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3/24/2019 » 3/28/2019
2019 FDCC Winter Meeting - Austin, Texas

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