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CLE - Class Certification in Antitrust Cases: The Increasing Role of Economic Analysis

Monday, October 17, 2011 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


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Economic evidence is playing an increasing role with class certification in antitrust litigation. As a result, substantive battles are taking place with economics and statistics central to the resolution.  The issue that economists most often address in their testimony, is whether the facts of the case satisfy the requirement under Rule 23.

Given the recent court rulings with rigorous analysis, economists have turned to regression analysis to address the issue.  This program will give you the ins and outs of how both plaintiffs and defendants use regression analysis in the class certification context.

After this seminar, attendees will have gained an understanding of the expert economic testimony now being considered by courts at the class certification stage, and how that testimony can be used to support or defeat class certification.

Specific Topics:

I. Best practices for plaintiffs seeking to certify an antitrust class
II.  Best practices for defendants seeking to defeat class certification
III.  The role of economic testimony and regression analysis at the class certification stage


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