Events

Responding to Class Action Demand Letters and Insurance Coverage for Class Actions

October 15, 2020 at 10:15am11:15am (PST)

Tom Mayhew, Ray Sheen and Elizabeth Dorsi discuss "Responding to Class Action Demand Letters and Insurance Coverage for Class Actions"

Consumer-facing companies, particularly as they become larger and more successful, often receive demand letters from plaintiffs’ attorneys threatening a class action.  Understanding how to approach these claims can weed out the nuisance claims from the real threats. This presentation explores how best to approach these demands, evaluate exposure, determine when and how to change labeling, marketing or other practices, and where appropriate, seek early resolution before a class action is filed. In addition, we will discuss how a company’s own liability insurance may pay for the costs of defending and settling class actions.

Firm Highlights

Publication

SB 54: Shifting the Burden to Producers To Address California's Plastic Pollution

California's SB 54: Plastics Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act  (Public Resources Code § 41821.5) adopts the “extended producer responsibility model” (or “circular economy framework”), which makes manufacturers of single-use plastic products and packaging responsible...

Read More
Publication

Regulatory and Litigation Risks From California’s New Recycling Laws

California is a leader on plastics reduction, passing legislation regulating recyclability and sustainability claims, promoting the use of recycled materials, and preventing plastics pollution. In particular, two new laws require manufacturers to carefully evaluate...

Read More
Event

Plastics and Recyclability Claims

Elisabeth Dorsi is moderating the plenary session "Plastics and Recyclability Claims" at the ABA’s 2023 Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees’ Joint Regional CLE Program. Session Overview: This panel will discuss the...

Read More
News

50 Farella Lawyers in 2023 The Best Lawyers in America® and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™; 4 Lawyer of the Year Awards

Read More
News

Discovery Builders Wins Complete Defense Ruling at Trial

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel secured a complete defense victory at trial on behalf of developer Discovery Builders, Inc. and co-defendants in a lawsuit by the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office in...

Read More