Are Class Actions Entering an Enlightened Era?
March 29, 2012
The class action law landscape has changed a great deal over the past six years, and some would argue that the law has progressed to an enlightened era. Six years ago class actions styled as “false advertising cases” were a fairly new phenomenon to many companies, but in recent days it has become much easier to be brought into a class action. While all of the risks of litigation still exist, a shift from past cautionary tales which focused on liability, bad publicity, and loss of productive time, is showing that the law is turning more in the favor of the defendant. In this session, Lawrence Weinstein, partner, Proskauer Rose LLP, and Thomas E. Gilbertsen, partner, Venable LLP, discussed the significant changes that have occurred over the past several years in class action law, highlighting specific case examples which led to early stage dismissal.
“Are Class Actions Entering an Enlightened Era?” Lawrence Weinstein, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP; Thomas E. Gilbertsen, Partner, Venable LLP. ANA Advertising Law and Public Policy Conference, 03/29/2012.