Class Action Primer

Date: Friday, January 22, 2020

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Location: Online Webinar

Cost: $10

Register: Here

MCLE: One Hour of General Participatory MCLE

About the Event

This program will provide a basic overview of California and Federal class action law. It will cover the elements necessary to qualify as a class action under California law and under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23. The program will also briefly touch on notice, dismissal, and settlement issues unique to class actions in both State and Federal court. The program will conclude with a brief discussion of the key differences between California and Federal class actions.

About the Speaker

Meghan Ashley Wharton is a Senior Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Diego practicing in the Civil Litigation Division, Ms. Wharton’s practice focuses on public law disputes including municipal finance issues and election law. Her practice includes litigating complex cases in a broad range of areas, including writ proceedings, validation actions, and class actions. Ms. Wharton is currently defending the City in three class action cases involving Proposition 218 challenges to City actions. Prior to joining the City, Ms. Wharton practiced at law firms in San Diego, Silicon Valley, and Phoenix, Arizona where she specialized in commercial and intellectual property litigation. She received her J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2001 and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

This webinar is part of our series of continuing legal education (CLE) classes. Since the law library’s physical locations closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have transitioned our CLE programs online as webinars. These courses have been in high demand and spaces fill up quickly so, please, sign up now to reserve your spot. You will receive an email with your login information after registering for the event.

And, if you are an MCLE Class Package holder, you can use your promo code when registering for the class to take advantage of your free MCLE webinars! MCLE Class Package holders pay a flat rate of $75 and can attend unlimited classes between the date they sign up and January 1, 2022.  If you have any questions about our webinars or our Borrowing or MCLE Class Packages, please contact us by emailtelephone, or Virtual Front Desk (weekdays between 2 pm and 4 pm). Or, you can sign up for a telephone appointment with a reference librarian to get your questions answered in real-time.