New York, NY, February 17, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Emily Brubaker Harris, Managing Partner, Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner Fogg & Moore LLP will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Class Actions & Mass Tort Litigation: Trends & Developments in 2017.” This event is scheduled for May 24, 2017 @ 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EST).
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About Emily Brubaker Harris
Ms. Harris is the managing partner of Corr Cronin in Seattle, Washington. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation and class action defense in areas including products liability, real estate, employment and personal injury/wrongful death. Ms. Harris has litigated all phases of class actions. Her experience includes successfully defeating class certification in a number of cases as well as litigating certified class claims in a jury trial to obtain a defense jury verdict.
About Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner Fogg & Moore LLP
Corr Cronin is recognized as one of the premier trial law firms in the Pacific Northwest and its attorneys handle and try cases in Washington, Alaska, Oregon and Idaho. Corr Cronin combines the legal expertise and sophisticated practice areas normally found in large law firms with the responsiveness of a boutique. The firm serves as a trusted resource to in-house counsel and provides the trial-proven experience that makes a difference in the outcome of a case. Corr Cronin's attorneys possess extensive experience in a broad array of complex litigation, including class action defense, insurance coverage, employment law, intellectual property/trade secrets disputes, products liability, professional negligence and securities litigation defense, construction litigation, aviation law, entertainment law and international sports law.
At a quick glance, one would think that class actions and mass tort litigation are one and the same lawsuits. Both deal with a large number of plaintiffs wanting to sue a defendant's wrongful conduct, and both serve primarily for the purpose of decreasing the number of court cases that arise from the same grounds. To top it all, both types involve some of the highly watched-for cases worldwide.
A closer analysis, however, will prove the far difference between a class action and a mass tort. Procedurally, before a class action lawsuit is formed, there are several factors to be considered and several certifications to be made. The class representative and the class members must prove that each one of them shares common injuries and damages, that which resulted from the same source.
Mass torts, on the other hand, do not have such certifications. Although they also aim to reduce court cases, they cover a broader range of claim types, thus, must be handled differently. The most common of this type are cases involving defective drugs and defective products. Since the adverse effects of defective drugs and products may vary from an individual to another, it becomes harder to make it fit in a single lawsuit. Therefore, lawsuits are filed separately. In the process, mass tort lets one attorney or groups of attorneys represent the involved parties.
This course offers an overview of the latest trends and developments with respect to Class Actions and Mass Tort Litigation. A panel of thought leaders and practitioners will help firms understand these two types of lawsuits to be of better service to their clients.
· Pre-Suit / Early Case / Assessment
· Latest Developments
· Best Practices in Settling Class Actions and Mass Torts
· Recent and Most Significant Mass Tort Litigation
· Recent and Most Significant Class Action Lawsuits
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/.