Business and Professions Code Section 17200 is constantly changing and the practitioner must remain informed on the recent developments. By attending this seminar, you will gain knowledge from experts in this area that will facilitate your understanding of the code.
If you are a managing partner or business litigator, you are expected to know and understand the current status of Business and Professions Code Section 17200.
- Overview and analysis of new developments and hot topics in 17200 litigation, including recent and pending legislation and caselaw
- Top plaintiff's attorneys share their secrets and strategies on winning 17200 claims
- Leading defense attorneys discuss ways to defeat, minimize and prevent 17200 lawsuits
- A detailed discussion of nuts and bolts of 17200 litigation, including multi-party and class action claims and the powerful use of provisional remedies
- Tips and secrets on practical issues, including maximizing insurance coverage and benefits and settlement strategies
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
I. Seminar Overview
An overview to the seminar, including a short discussion of recent developments in Business and Professions Code Section 17200 litigation and topics to be covered during the seminar.
9:15 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.
II. Business And Professions Code Section 17200: An Overview And Recent Developments
A leading business litigator provides an overview and discussion of foundational issues regarding Business and Professions Code section 17200. Topics to be discussed include a history and background of Section 17200, a statutory overview of Section 17200 and related statutes and an analysis of unlawful business practices and unfair business practices under Section 17200. The discussion will also include an analysis of recent developments in section 17200, statutory changes and proposals, public policy issues and hot topics.
10:05 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
III. Plaintiff's Perspective On Winning Business And Professions Code Section 17200 Cases
An analysis of the plaintiff's perspective on bringing and winning Section 17200 cases. The discussion will include pleadings, preparation of the complaint, jurisdiction and forum, choosing the correct parties, choice of law issues, discovery, expert witnesses, dispositive motions, provisional remedies, settlement and mediation strategies and trial. The discussion will also include a substantive analysis of the elements of Section 17200 cases and the evidence needed to prove such claims.
10:55 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
IV. Litigation Strategies For Successfully Defending Business And Professions Code Section 17200 Cases
An overview of the defense strategies for litigation of section 17200 cases, including standing and other procedural issues, preparing answers, responding to applications for TRO's and injunctions, demurrers, discovery, motions for summary judgment, settlement and mediation, trial and post-trial remedies.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
– 'A View From The Bench'
1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
V. Multiple Plaintiff 17200 Claims: Class Action,
Mass Tort And Other Large Scale 17200
Business and Professions Code Section 17200 is a powerful weapon in the arsenal of the plaintiff's attorney litigating multi-party and class action litigation. A leading mass tort and products liability attorneys shares his secrets and strategies on using Section 17200 as both a primary and secondary weapon in multiple plaintiff litigation. Topics discussed will include large scale consumer litigation, class actions, deceptive advertising claims, pharmaceutical and product liability cases and other complex, multi-party claims.
2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
VI. Injunctions And Provisional Remedies In Business And Professions Code Section 17200 Cases
Business and Professions Code Section 17200 cases are frequently won or lost at the provisional remedy stage. Topics to be discussed will include bringing and defending ex parte applications for temporary orders, adjudication of applications for preliminary injunctions, writs of attachment, appointment of receivers, use of discovery and expert witnesses to prevail on or defeat applications for provisional remedies, permanent injunctions, bond setting (or how to lose the battle but win the war) and trial of injunction cases.
3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
3:25 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
VII. Insurance Issues And Business And Professions Code Section 17200 Cases
Complex business litigation cases engender complex insurance issues and disputes. This panel will discuss insurance coverage issues raised by Section 17200 claims, the mechanics of tendering and prosecuting the right to insurance coverage for Section 17200 claims, insurance coverage issues raised by causes of action ancillary to Section 17200 claims and litigation and other strategies for claims wrongfully denied. In addition, this panel will address the bringing of Section 17200 claims against insurance carriers for wrongful and illegal business practices, including multiple plaintiff and class action cases.
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
VIII. Settlement And Mediation Of Business And Professions Code Section 17200 Claims
The mediation of Section 17200 claims is complex and varied. Topics to be covered include the timing of settlement negotiations, the selection of a mediator, the phasing of mediation sessions, necessary parties for successful mediation, settlement techniques, insurance issues, dealing with requests for injunctive relief, drafting of settlement agreements and related topics.