Blurring Lines: Emerging Trends and Issues in Sports and Gaming Law

Sports and Gaming Law:

What can NCAA athletes say on social media?

What is the future of fantasy football?

Are student athletes employees and should they be paid as such?

What law governs riverboat casinos?

On January 27, the LSU Law Center, the Pugh Center for Justice, and experts from across the country will discuss and analyze these complex issues in the sports and gaming industries. Please join us for this exciting Symposium. This Symposium qualifies for 7 free CLE credits in Louisiana and lunch is provided. See you there!

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Law Review Symposium 2013 Videos

Law Review Symposium – 3/22/2013 – Part 1 – Opening Remarks and Introduction to Multidistrict Litigation
Remarks: Chancellor Jack Weiss and Professor Margaret Thomas
Moderator: Professor Margaret Thomas
The Honorable Eldon Fallon
The Honorable Kurt D. Englehardt
The Honorable Stanwood Duval

Law Review Symposium – 3/22/2013 – Part 2 – Selection of Lead Counsel
Moderator: The Honorable Lee Rosenthal
The Honorable Stanwood Duval
The Honorable Kurt D. Englehardt
Elizabeth Cabraser
Professor Francis McGovern

Law Review Symposium – 3/22/2013 – Part 3 – Settlements and Attorney’s Fees
Moderator: Professor Francis McGovern
Elizabeth Cabraser
Calvin Fayard
Patrick Juneau
Professor Samuel Issacharoff
Teddy Rave

Law Review Symposium – 3/22/2013 – Part 4 – Compensating the Victims After the Deepwater Horizon Disaster
Professor Samuel Issacharoff
Teddy Rave

Law Review Symposium – 3/22/2013 – Part 5 – Reporting Time and Expense
Moderator: Professor Francis McGovern
Leonard Davis
Phillip Garrett

Law Review Symposium – 3/22/2013 – Part 6 – Common Benefit Fund and Closing Remarks
Moderator: Professor Francis McGovern
The Honorable Eldon Fallon
Jeremy Grabill
Allan Kanner

Schedule — The Rest of the Story: Resolving the Cases Remanded by the MDL

LSU Law 2014 Complex Litigation Symposium
The Rest of the Story: Resolving the Cases Remanded by the MDL


Registration and Continental Breakfast


Opening Remarks


Panel 1: Collaboration of Judges and Attorneys in MDL Case Management

The panel will discuss how attorneys and judges can successfully collaborate to use disaggregation as a tool of effective case management.


Panel 2: Effectively Planning for Disaggregated Discovery

The panel will discuss when discovery issues should be disaggregated for separate resolution, and the costs, benefits, and challenges of reserving issues for separate discovery.


Panel 3: Integrating Aggregated and Disaggregated Discovery Issues

The panel will discuss various kinds of discovery (e.g., E-Discovery, expert discovery, and specific discovery), and the strategic and case management challenges each method presents in the context of MDLs, including both aggregated and disaggregated discovery issues.


(Lunch Presentation) Panel 4: The Real Story: FJC Report on What the Empirical Data on MDL Remands Shows

Federal Judicial Center researchers will present findings from their research on multidistrict litigation. The analysis will focus on two sets of cases: (1) cases that are considered for transfer but not transferred, and (2) cases that are transferred and that are subsequently remanded back to the transferor court. Understanding these cases, and the cases that are resolved in the transferee court, may provide some insight into the effects of aggregation on various kinds of cases.


Panel 5: When Remand is Appropriate

The panel will discuss at what stages plaintiffs, defendants, and judges perceive optimal windows to disaggregate various kinds of issues, and the factors that influence the decision and timing.


Panel 6: How Remand Should Be Effectuated

The panel will discuss how judges and attorneys work together to effectuate remand of MDL cases, including methods for ensuring smooth transitioning of work product, case management, and expertise to state and federal judges upon remand.


Closing Remarks

Schedule subject to change.

The Rest of the Story: Resolving the Cases Remanded by the MDL

The Louisiana Law Review‘s 2014 symposium, entitled The Rest of the Story: Resolving the Cases Remanded by the MDL, will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014, beginning at 8:25 a.m. in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Admission is free. One hour of Louisiana CLE credit will be available for each of the six panels held throughout the day. If you have any questions, please contact Dani Borel or Martha Thibaut.

After a long period of increasing aggregation in federal multidistrict litigation, aggregation has come under increasing criticism. Some scholars and judges have observed increasing pressure to disaggregate cases and parties. When should cases be treated separately? When should parties within the same case litigate independently? How does well-targeted disaggregation lead to better decision-making? What are the problems associated with disaggregation for courts and parties? The Louisiana Law Review is proud to bring together leading federal judges, attorneys, and scholars to explore these questions.

Presenters include the following: Judge Lee Rosenthal, Judge Eldon Fallon, Professor Elizabeth Burch, Professor Lonny Hoffman, Professor Frances McGovern, Mark Lanier, Richard Arsenault, Alistair Dawson, Emery G. Lee III, Margaret S. Williams, Catherine R. Borden. Additional panelists will be announced.