(California Lawyer/Daily Journal) California Lawyer/Daily Journal met with Steven Williams of the Joseph Saveri Law Firm, Steven Ellis of Goodwin Procter, Michael Geibelson of Robins Kaplan, and Dena Sharp of Girard Sharp for a roundtable discussion concerning, among other issues:
- What law should apply when a case involves state law claims and a nationwide class?
- How should a nationwide settlement be structured when there are significant variations in state law?
- To what extent must you be able to identify class members?
- How are these questions being dealt with in recent cases, including an ongoing antitrust action against Qualcomm involving a quarter-billion-member class—the largest in history?