A.J. de Bartolomeo Discusses Combatting Defense Strategies at Consumer Attorneys of California Seminar

April 5, 2016

A.J. de Bartolomeo participated in a panel discussion at the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Sonoma Travel CLE Seminar on April 1, 2016, addressing the latest tactics being used in the defense of mass tort and business to business litigation.  Ms. de Bartolomeo spoke specifically about strategies for delay and “spoliation of evidence,” or tactics commonly used to withhold, hide, alter or destroy evidence in mass tort cases.  Co-presenters on the panel addressed trends in preemption issues and ethical considerations in aggregate settlements.   Other hot topics at the CLE seminar included settlement strategies in mediation and current legislation impacting plaintiffs in California.

Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) is a professional organization comprised of nearly 3,000 attorneys representing plaintiffs in a wide variety of cases, including:

    • People injured or killed by defective products or drugs;
    • Workers who have been fired unjustly;
    • Investors and others wronged by financial institutions;
    • People who have been discriminated against due to age, gender, disability, or race.

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A.J. de Bartolomeo’s Experience in Mass Torts

With more than twenty years of experience in large-scale mass tort and class action lawsuits, Ms. de Bartolomeo represents individuals who have been injured by consumer fraud and defective drugs or devices. She has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in several MDL mass tort actions, including Yaz/Yasmin birth control litigation, and Pradaxa blood thinner personal injury and product liability lawsuits. She frequently speaks before industry organizations on developments in consumer class actions, mass tort litigation, and the settlement approval process.