The modern litigation paradigm is inter-jurisdictional, posing challenges for communication, cooperation and coordination between federal and state courts. This seminar explores the jurisdictional, choice-of-law, and remedies issues arising in complex multi-court litigation, the central role of the trial court judge as activist case manager, and the litigation strategies of the other major "players": plaintiffs' and defendants' litigation counsel, and in-house corporate counsel. Particular emphasis will be placed on the resurgent ascendancy of federal courts, particularly "MDL" transferee courts, in the wake of federalization of state law class actions under the Class Action Reform Act (CAFA) and the trend toward "bellwether" trials.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|E. Cabraser||M 2:00 PM-3:50 PM||GRHL 807|
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