Episode 10 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now available

After a month off from recording, the Class Re-Action podcast is back with a new episode. Episode 10 is now available to stream directly or download through your preferred podcasting service.

The shows have been listened to over 1,500 times, so thanks for taking the time to check it out. If I keep practicing, eventually I'll get it right.

After getting through the first year of this experiment, I'd like to take moment out to note a number of the firms and organizations that have been represented in podcast episodes:

  • Blood, Hurst & O'reardon
  • Cohelan, Khoury & Singer
  • Sheppard Mullin
  • Call & Jensen
  • Desai Law Firm
  • Public Justice
  • Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP
  • Proskauer
  • Kingsley of Kingsley & Kingsley
  • Manatt
  • Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe
  • JAMS
  • First Mediation Corporation
  • Sidley
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP

If we haven't gotten to your firm yet, we are working on it (we've only had 10 episodes, and we know a lot of excellent lawyers in the class action world that we'd like to have on as guests).

We are also pleased to announce that MCLE credit has been issued in the first four episodes, which qualifies The Complex Litigator to apply for blanket provider status.  If you need the credits, soon you will be able to do so for all of our episodes.

Update: Fixed those typos that got past the elaborate error-correcting software matrix.

Episode 9 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now available

Episode 9 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now published (a bit earlier in the day than usual).  Episode 9 guests are Jennifer Zargarof of Sidley and Eric B. Kingsley of Kingsley & Kingsley.  Show topics include discussions of Concepcion v. Amscan Holdings, Inc. (Feb. 18, 2014), Martinez v. Joe's Crab Shack Holdings (now held for Duran), and Williams v. Superior Court (Allstate Ins. Co.), 221 Cal. App. 4th 1353 (Dec. 6, 2013).

As a reminder, the first four episodes now qualify for MCLE credit if you need that, and it shouldn't be long before all shows are eligible for MCLE credit.

Additional MCLE credits finally available

So I finally got off my duff and obtained MCLE credit approval from the California State Bar for more episodes of the Class Re-Action podcast.  You can now purchase credit, in one-hour blocks, for episodes 1 through 4.  They are now all priced to be highly affordable.  They aren't intended to be a profit-center, just an offset to hardware costs for each episode.  Now you can be entertained (I hope) and score some credit for California MCLE at the same time.  I will get the rest of the episodes up for credit as soon as I can.

Since I need to capture bar numbers as a MCLE provider, the checkout now includes a form to collect that information.  I won't be providing that information to anyone other than the State Bar, if they decide they want it.

Speaking of the Class Re-Action podcast, we will be recording another episode this Sunday.  If all goes well (and this miserable computer doesn't explode), I will have it published the same day.

A special episode of the Class Re-Action podcast to close out the year

Episode 8 of the Class Re-Action Podcast is now live, and it is a special one.  For the final show of the year we have assembled a mediator trifecta that would be hard for anyone to top.  We are proud to bring you the Hon. Peter D. Lichtman (Ret.) of JAMS, Mark Rudy of Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP, and Jeffrey Krivis of First Mediation Corporation.  Mediate that!

We are honored to have such a distinguished panel as the bookend to our inaugural year.  Schedules permitting, the Class Re-Action podcast will be back in January 2014.

Episode 6 of the Class Re-Action podcast is in the can

Episode 6, which is a smidge longer than usual, is now available for streaming and direct download and through iTunes and the XBox music store soon after that.  Thanks to Ken Sulzer of Proskauer and Eric Kingsley for contributing as guests.

Episode 5 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now available

Episode 5 is now available for streaming, direct download, and, shortly, through iTunes and the XBox music store.  Thanks to Keith Jacoby of Littler and Josh Konecky of Schneider Wallace for contributing as guests.  My apologies for the bit of echo in this episode, but it was beyond my control.

Episode 4 of the Class Re-Action Podcast is now available

Episode 4 is in the can and available for streaming or access through iTunes or the Xbox Music store.  However, some internet connectivity issues are interfering with my efforts to edit the podcast information on the hosting service,.

Finally getting back to blogging and the Class Re-Action podcast

I've been slammed the past month, but this Sunday is the beginning of my effort to dig out.  My co-host and I will have a special guest on to record the Class Re-Action podcast.  Paul Bland, of Public Justice, is as well versed in the twists of class arbitration law as anyone you could find.  I should have the episode finalized and available by Sunday night.