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.

Tech Tip: Office 365 server connectivity

If you just moved to Office 365, but use Outlook on premises, or if you just bought a new computer that will run Outlook and connect to Office 365, this quick tip might be for you.  If things work during initial setup, but you lose connectivity later and can't get it back, IPv6 may be the culprit.  Office 365 does not play nicely with some IPv6 implementations (depends on the ISP, apparently).

In Network Connections, right click and choose Properties.  On the dialog that opens, scroll down in the protocols list and look for check marks by both IPv4 (Internet Protocol Version 4) and IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6).  Uncheck IPv6 and see if Outlook instantly connects.  Hope this saves a few people from migraines.  Note: you can find Network Connections by right-clicking the windows icon in the lower left corner of your screen in Windows 8.1.  I think you can also find it by hitting the start button in Windows 7, but it's been a while since I had a Windows 7 machine.