Webinar CLE: Recent Trends in Class Actions

This one-hour CLE program will focus on recent trends and developing issues in class action litigation.   The speakers’ presentations will be followed by an opportunity for questions.  The speakers will address the following:

  • Class Settlement Approval.  Recent amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 23(e) and the U.S. Department of Justice’s uptick in filing objections to consumer class settlements under the Class Action Fairness Act foretell increased scrutiny of proposed class action settlements.  The speakers will discuss these developments, as well as best practices going forward.  
  • Absent Uninjured Class Members.  Courts have taken varied approaches to implications of absent uninjured class members.  The speakers will discuss recent developments in the law and courts’ views on this issue under the Rule 23 predominance framework, as a threshold standing issue, and under a combination of these paradigms. 
  • Online Consumer Complaints. Do allegations of online consumer complaints suffice to demonstrate notice to a defendant such that merely pleading their existence suffices to survive a motion to dismiss challenge? The speakers will discuss the developing law on this issue.


  • Louis Chaiten, partner, Cleveland
  • Darren Cottriel, partner, Irvine
  • Rebekah (Becky) Kcehowski, partner, Pittsburgh
  • Sharyl Reisman, partner, New York


This program has been approved for 1.00 hour of general credit by the State Bar of California and 1.00 hour of areas of professional practice credit (including transitional credit) by the New York State CLE Board. Jones Day is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider, as well as an accredited provider in New York. Pennsylvania credit is not available for this program. Application for CLE credit in other states will be made as needed.

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