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Alternative fee arrangements

USA - July 17 2015 Clients and law firms sometimes talk about "Alternative Fee Arrangements" (or "AFAs") without understanding what they entail. Best understood, the…

Strategies in class action engagement: response to class certification

USA - December 2 2013 An order granting class certification is not the end of the battle regarding class certification. Under federal law, and under the laws or rules of…

D. Matthew Allen.

Strategies in class action engagement: the class certification hearing

USA - November 25 2013 The defense team must consider whether the company's best interests are better served by seeking an evidentiary hearing on class certification or a…

D. Matthew Allen.

Strategies in class action engagement: case management considerations

USA - November 18 2013 It is important to remind the court frequently that the plaintiffs bear the burden of proving that class certification is appropriate, just as the…

D. Matthew Allen.

Strategies in class action engagement: third-party depositions, Part B

USA - November 11 2013 At the class certification stage, the role of the expert will be to refute specific propositions that the plaintiffs need to establish to obtain…

D. Matthew Allen.