Significant Developments in Class Actions

June 24, 2009
Jeffrey J. Greenbaum
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Topics discussed will include:

  • Class certification requirements in the Third Circuit after In re Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Litig. (3d Cir. 2009), and the role of experts in the process
  • Whether the Third Circuit’s class certification requirements will carry over to class actions in New Jersey state courts
  • Clarification of the standards for inquiry notice for statute of limitations purposes by In re Merck (3d Cir. 2008), and Alaska Elec. Pension Fund v. Pharmacia Corp. (3d Cir. 2009)
  • The future of mandatory arbitration clauses after Homa v. American Express (3d Cir. 2009), and Muhammad v. County Bank of Rehoboth (N.J. Supreme Court 2006); when will a class action waiver be found valid, and will your class be arbitrated on a classwide basis?