Challenges to Certifying Consumer Class Actions

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July 30, 2015
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Interested in handling consumer class action cases? Want to know how to combat common defense challenges to a motion for class certification? This webinar will provide you with recommendations, backed by case law from multiple circuits, to help you prepare a successful class certification motion and respond to common defense challenges to certification.

What You Will Learn

  • Recognize the hallmarks of a good potential class action.
  • Optimize facts of the case to determine a successful outcome


Carol McLean Brewer is a Partner at Anderson, Ogilvie & Brewer LLP. She concentrates her practice on class actions and consumer litigation. From 1979 to 2000, Ms. Brewer’s practice was based in Florida, where she handled numerous cases at trial and on appeal. She has focused on class action litigation since 1992. Among other cases, she obtained certification of an unusual nationwide class action that was affirmed on appeal, Renaissance Cruises, Inc. v. Glassman, 738 So.2d 436 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999). In 2000, Ms. Brewer relocated to San Francisco. She and her partner Andrew Ogilvie have developed much of the law in the area of creditors’ post-repossession obligations to consumers pursuant to California’s Rees-Levering Automobile Sales Finance Act, Cal. Civil Code § 2981 et seq. She currently is handling Fair Credit Reporting Act class actions as well.


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