Industry leaders discuss the value of social media investigations in uncovering meritless claims early
New York, NY (April 23, 2019) - Hanzo, a pioneer in developing dynamic web archiving technology for compliance and ediscovery professionals, today announced partnering with Duane Morris, LLP, a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, to present a joint webinar “The Impact of Meritless Claims on Multidistrict Litigation And How Social Media Investigations Can Help,” on May 16, 2019 at 1 p.m. ET. This special free web event will include a discussion about multidistrict litigation, the challenge of meritless claims, and strategic insights about how social media investigations can help.
Multidistrict litigation (MDL), came into being in 1968 with the intent to make it more efficient for parties to litigate complex cases where there is a common question of fact that are pending in different districts. Since then, MDLs have surged to over 50 percent of all federal civil cases, of which product liability cases now comprise the vast majority of MDLs. Aside from being great for plaintiff’s counsel, however, it’s questionable whether they are good for anyone else.
Unfortunately, what was originally intended to streamline processes has turned into a magnet for meritless claims, where around a third of the MDL claims turn out to be unsupportable. Adding to the injury, these are often discovered at the settlement stage. In this webinar, industry leaders Sean Burke, Partner, and Ryan O’Neil, both of Duane Morris, and Evan Gumz, Esq., of Hanzo will discuss the problem meritless claims poses to the multidistrict litigation process and explore proactive solutions to help identify frivolous claims early in the process.
Listen in to hear the discussion about:
- The prevalence of meritless claims and their impact on the MDLs
- The problem with discovering meritless claims at the settlement stage
- Legal reform and possible solutions proposed by the subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules
- Bellwether trials
- How social media investigations can help
- Sean Burke, Partner, Duane Morris, LLP
- Ryan O’Neil, Associate, Duane Morris, LLP
- Evan Gumz, Senior Account Executive, EDiscovery, Hanzo
Register for the webinar
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Hanzo is solving the single biggest challenge in legally-defensible compliance and litigation today—contextual investigation, capture, and preservation of dynamic web content. Through the Hanzo Dynamic Archive platform, we investigate, hold, capture and preserve team messaging data, social media engagement, and interactive web content then replicate it in legally-defensible native format for analysis, review, and production. Launched in 2009, Hanzo serves government agencies, enterprises, and top law firms across the globe. Learn more at hanzo.co
About Duane Morris, LLP
Duane Morris LLP provides innovative solutions to today’s multifaceted legal and business challenges through the collegial and collaborative culture of its more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally. The firm represents a broad array of clients, spanning all major practices and industries. For more information, visit duanemorris.com
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