Class Actions

Matthew B. Moreland
Committee Chair

Upcoming Events:

The Status of Class Certification in the 5th Circuit in Non-Negative Value Cases CLE

The presentation examines whether and to what extent a class can be certified in the 5th circuit in cases where the individual damage amounts are more than negative value. Several years ago class actions involving personal injuries and mental anguish damages were determined to be not subject to certification because of the predominance of individual issues. However, this general prohibition against certification did not necessarily apply to cases where property or economic losses were primarily sought by the class even when the individual damage amounts were for more than negative value. More recently, courts have been receptive to arguments against class certification in these cases on predominance grounds as well. Does this trend continue such that only negative value cases can be certified in the 5th Circuit? Attend this CLE to find out!

Kerry J. Miller, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Noon - 1 p.m.

NOBA Office
650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505
New Orleans, LA 70130

1 hour of CLE credit

NOBA member discount: $35 (includes lunch)
Non-member price: $55 (includes lunch)
*All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee.


  1. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or
  2. Email Morgan Ellis.
  3. Mail payment to the NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130
  4. NOBA members can pay online by clicking here

Please note: Cancellations must be received in writing two days in advance in order to receive a refund less a $15 administrative fee. No refunds for no shows.

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The Class Actions Committee was newly formed in 2016. For those interested in joining please contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453. For questions about the committee please email Hayley Landry.