On Demand

Defending Insurance Class Actions

1h 4m

Created on May 01, 2017




Class action litigation is a constant threat to the insurance industry. Although class actions are frequently filed against insurers, the nuances of defending these types of suits are often not appreciated. This course examines ways to defend against insurance class actions by identifying the current and future state of class action law.

As part of the course, Eversheds Sutherland partner Kymberly Kochis and associate Alex Fuchs provide a primer on the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23, review jurisdictional tools unique to class actions, examine recent case law developments, and look to future developments, including changes to the Supreme Court, that may impact class action law, all through the prism of defending class action suits.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Gain an understanding of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 and its state law corollaries
  2. Analyze insurance class action defense strategies  
  3. Understand the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) and its role in defending class actions
  4. Examine current insurance class action trends
  5. Review recent case law developments and their impact on class action defense

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