Kelly Purcaro Discusses Civil Litigation on Panel at NJICLE Winter Conference

Partner Kelly Purcaro is presenting at NJICLE’s virtual 2020 Winter Conference on Monday, Nov. 23. on the Civil Litigation Track panel, “Little v. Kia Motors – The Essential Case Study on Damages in Class Action.”

Little v. Kia Motors involved a class action lawsuit over a faulty brake system that spanned almost 20 years. The panel will dissect the case to elucidate the proofs necessary in order to prove a damages claim. Topics include the availability of damages in class actions, the difference between aggregate proofs and actual costs, class size concerns, reasons for decertification of a class and the implications that follow, the effect of decertification on attorneys’ fees, how to handle or whether to seek individual claims proceedings in consumer cases like Kia.

Susana Cruz Hodge, Esq.
Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC, Newark

Justice Roberto A. Rivera-Soto (fmr.)
Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey
Ballard Spahr, LLP, Cherry Hill

Joseph A. Fischetti, Esq.
Co-Chair, NJSBA Class Actions Special Committee
Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Kelly M. Purcaro, Esq.
Co-Chair, NJSBA Class Actions Special Committee
A.Y. Strauss, LLC, Roseland

Lisa J. Rodriguez, Esq.
Immediate Past Chair, NJSBA Class Actions Special Committee
Member, Lawyers Advisory Committee of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, Cherry Hill

The one-day virtual event offers programming designed for New Jersey attorneys practicing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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