On May 5, 2016, Girard Gibbs attorneys Eric Gibbs, Daniel Girard, David Stein and Amy Zeman will present at “Consumer Class Actions: Emerging Areas of Litigation, Practical Insights & Recent Developments,” hosted by HB Litigation Conferences. Eric Gibbs is one of four distinguished class action attorneys selected to serve as co-chairs of the conference, which will provide practical insights and important litigation developments and strategic considerations for the plaintiff-side practitioner.
Girard Gibbs has filed a class action in United States District Court in the Northern District of Illinois to require Motorola to honor warranty obligations owed to purchasers of Motorola smartphones and smartwatches.
On Friday, April 22, 2016, Gibbs Law Group attorney David Berger will present at the “Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference,” in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference is among the largest plaintiff mass torts gatherings in the world, with more than 800 participants, covering a wide variety of mass torts topics, from prescription drugs, defective products, investment fraud, consumer fraud and business litigation. David will speak on a panel discussion entitled Data Breach Class Action Litigation, specifically addressing:
On April 13, 2016, Dena Sharp will present at the Sedona Conference Working Group 1 Midyear Meeting in Pasadena, CA. As part of the Working Group dedicated to Electronic Document Retention & Production, Ms. Sharp will discuss the current draft of the Third Edition to the Sedona Principles, an authority on e-discovery best practices.
On Friday, April 15, 2016, Gibbs Law Group Partner Andre Mura will present at the “Class Action Litigation Conference 2016,” hosted by Bridgeport Continuing Legal Education. The conference, taking place in Los Angeles, will address recent developments in the class action landscape, both in terms of emerging law and procedure. Andre will be co-presenting with Mark Miller of Barnes & Thornburg LLP on the current state of the law on ascertainability. Specifically, their session will address recent decisions from the Third, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits, as well as pending litigation in the Ninth Circuit, addressing the appropriate test for ascertainability at the certification stage. This will include a discussion of Mullins v. Direct Digital and Carrera v. Bayer.
A.J. de Bartolomeo participated in a panel discussion at the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Sonoma Travel CLE Seminar on April 1, 2016, addressing the latest tactics being used in the defense of mass tort and business to business litigation. Ms. de Bartolomeo spoke specifically about strategies for delay and “spoliation of evidence,” or tactics commonly used to withhold, hide, alter or destroy evidence in mass tort cases. Co-presenters on the panel addressed trends in preemption issues and ethical considerations in aggregate settlements. Other hot topics at the CLE seminar included settlement strategies in mediation and current legislation impacting plaintiffs in California.
On Monday, April 11, 2016, Eric Gibbs will participate in American Conference Institute (ACI)’s “Defending and Managing Class Actions” Seminar in New York. Together with prominent attorneys from both the plaintiff and defense bars, Mr. Gibbs will participate in the panel discussion addressing best practices in class action settlements. Specifically, the panel will cover:
California Lawyer recently honored Jordan Elias, senior counsel at Girard Gibbs LLP, with a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award.
Gibbs Law Group partner Andre Mura will co-host a Bridgeport Continuing Legal Education webinar this week exploring the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA), one of California’s most powerful consumer statutes.
Eric Gibbs was recently appointed by a Pennsylvania federal court judge to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in consolidated class action litigation against drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) alleging the company concealed adverse side effects associated with its type II diabetes drugs Avandia, Avandamet, and Avandaryl.