Episode 15 of the Class Re-Action Podcast is now available

We are up to Episode 15 of the Class Re-Action Podcast, available here.  In case you missed the explanation previously, shows will now run between 30 and 45 minutes, due to changes in MCLE requirements.  I'm working on blanket provider status so that each show will qualify as MCLE.  However, nobody wants reading material as homework, so we are going to stay under an hour an avoid that added complication.

Article III federal judge takes prosecutor to task for lying in court

In an article from December 2014, Sidney Powell offers a colorful description of a proceeding in which a federal judge excoriated a federal prosecutor for lying in his courtroom.  Sidney Powell, Judge Kevin Thomas Duffy Blasts Federal Prosecutor For Lying in Court (December 16, 2014) observer.com.  Sidney Powell worked in the Department of Justice for 10 years and was lead counsel in more than 500 federal appeals. She is the author of Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice.  Sadly, these sorts of abused of power appear to be increasing in frequency (or the technology age has rendered them easier to detect and widely disseminate).

Source: http://observer.com/2014/12/federal-judge-...

Episode 14 of the Class Re-Action Podcast is now available

Episode 14 of the Class Re-Action podcast is finally up.  We recorded the episode a week ago, but a cold did me in right after the show, and I couldn't get a passable intro recorded until today.  This episode is our version of the year in review. The guests are Hon. Carl J. West (Ret.) of JAMS and Lynn Frank of Frank & Feder, and we discuss the impact of decisions issued in 2014 on mediation in the class action and complex litigation settings.

Bruce Conrad Fishelman

I received news earlier today that attorney Bruce C. Fishelman died on November 25, 2014 of a heart attack (this is one of those times that I'd be glad to have my facts wrong).  My condolences to his family.  Bruce was a partner at the first law firm to employ me.  Many years later, he was a co-sponsor of my application for admission to the bar of the United States Supreme Court. Beneath his gruff exterior was a person who cared deeply about the well-being of others. Sad to say that I won't be pocket dialing Bruce anymore.

Episode 13 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now available

Episode 13 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now available.  Our Episode 13 guest is Andrew Satenberg of Manatt, who predicted a year ago our need to discuss Martinez v. Joe's Crab Shack Holdings (November 10, 2014).

Because of the changes to MCLE printed material rules, the Class Re-Action podcasts will now be 30-45 minutes longs, rather than an hour or more.