Sports-Related Class Actions Live Webinar


Webinar | November.15.2018 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm (Eastern Standard Time)

Live Webinar with interactive Q&A

Please join Orrick partner Will Stute for an upcoming Strafford webinar, “Sports-Related Class Actions: Navigating the Minefield of Class Certification and Federal Labor Laws,” a live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A.

Over the last decade, a new phenomenon in the sports law arena has emerged: from improper drug dispensing to traumatic brain injury to publicity rights, class actions have become a popular vehicle for litigating sports-related claims. This webinar will discuss the recent trend of these sports-related class action cases, including class certification issues, judicial trends, and federal labor laws, now spanning collegiate and professional sports nationwide, and even trickling into high school and youth level athletics.

Orrick partner Will Stute, alongside Robbins Geller partner Stuart Davidson, will discuss the hurdles associated with some of these lawsuits, including:

  • Impact of federal labor law on sports-related class actions, and how courts have recently addressed the intersection between the two.
  • Recent class certification decisions in sports-related class actions, with a focus on the typical class certification issues associated with sports-related class actions, and how the court has recently addressed them.
  • Various goals of litigation, particularly how judges view and encourage settlement of these claims. (i.e. rule changes, funding for research on head injuries, compensation to injured players, etc.)
  • Best practices for class counsel, including the unique hurdles for counsel to overcome when litigating sports-related class action claims.

Please register here for a 50% discount!

CLE Credits Available: Y