The Department of Labor’s recent Proposed Rule (the “Proposal”), which defines the term “fiduciary” as it applies to persons who provide “investment advice” to ERISA plans and IRAs, will impact the likelihood and severity of...more
As discussed in earlier posts, trying class actions shares nearly all the same issues, tasks, and risks as other complex trials, but with heightened complexity and risk. Courts, in an effort to efficiently try classwide...more
This continues our series of blog posts on trial preparation and presentation as related to class actions.
Preparing to try a class action case, in general, encompasses all of the issues and concerns inherent in trying...more
The complexity and importance of the risk-reward dynamic elevates significantly in the context of class actions. Once a class is certified, the risk assessment of inside and outside counsel focuses on the size of the class...more