William A. Ruskin: After Comcast v. Behrend: What's Next?

William A. Ruskin: After Comcast v. Behrend: What's Next?

By William A. Ruskin

How have courts interpreted, utilized and/or limited the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last term in Comcast v. Behrend? In a webinar presented by the International Association of Defense Counsel on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 1:00 EST, the  panel will examine Comcast and, more importantly, its progeny, to see whether it has been a game-changer, as the defense bar hoped, or if its effect has been more modest. The faculty will also offer practice pointers on how class action defense practitioners can best take advantage of Comcast-related precedent.

ONLINE REGISTRATION! Although there is no fee to attend, you must register so that the IADC can plan accordingly for the number of interested participants.  Click here to register online. If this link does not work, please contact Melisa Maisel, CLE Program Coordinator, at mmaisel@iadclaw.org or by telephone at 312.368.1494.

The Webinar Presenters:

Terri S. Reiskin is a member of Dykema Gossett PLLC, in its Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Reiskin has more than 25 years of extensive national experience handling product liability litigation, class action defense, consumer finance, appeals, and other complex litigation. Ms. Reiskin is recognized as a leading class action defense lawyer at both the trial and appellate level. Her class action experience includes dozens of automotive cases, as well as fraud, consumer protection and Telephone Consumer Protection Act cases. Ms. Reiskin's product liability experience has involved a variety of products, including automobiles, trucks, pharmaceuticals, food products, and medical devices, including breast implants, bone screws, latex gloves, and pacemakers. Ms. Reiskin has served as national and regional counsel, has tried a class action to verdict, and served as first-chair trial and appellate counsel in numerous cases. Admitted in the District of Columbia and Maryland, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and many other federal courts, Ms. Reiskin is peer-rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell and has appeared regularly in the "International Who's Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers."

William Ruskin (wruskin@ebglaw.com)
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., New York, NY
Bill Ruskin is a partner in the New York office of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. where he represents corporate clients in commercial, product liability, environmental and toxic tort litigation in matters ranging from individual lawsuits to mass torts. Bill has also represented manufacturers in environmental cost recovery litigation in federal courts throughout the United States.

He has defended class action claims in matters involving alleged deceptive trade practices and false advertising in connection with the sale of prohormone products; a mass tort class action seeking medical monitoring and personal injury in arising from alleged exposure normally occurring radioactive material (NORM) due to oil pipe cleaning operations, and nuisance claims arising from releases from a natural gas odorant tank.

He is a graduate of the Cornell College of Arts and Sciences and Cornell Law School. He is the author of toxic tort litigation blog http://www.toxictortlitigationblog.com as well as articles that have appeared in BusinessWeek, Financial Times, Product Liability Law360, and other publications. Bill is a recognized media commentator having appeared on CNN, NPR and Canadian National Television, among others, commenting on important products liability and toxic tort developments. He is an active member of the International Association of Defense Counsel.

Russell O. Stewart (russell.stewart@faegrebd.com)
Faegre Baker Daniels, Denver, CO

Russell Stewart is a partner in the Denver office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP and focuses his practice on the defense of complex product liability cases, class actions, and mass tort litigation. He lectures frequently on these and related topics and is co-author of the Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions published by the ABA. Russell is an active member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, is a former Chair of the Toxic and Hazardous Substances Litigation Committee, and in 2013 served on the faculty of the IADC Trial Academy at Stanford Law School. Russell is regularly listed in Best Lawyers in America and similar ranking services.

For more cutting edge commentary on developing issues, visit Toxic Tort Litigation Blog by William A. Ruskin of Epstein Becker & Green.

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