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Overcoming e-Commerce Litigation Challenges

By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on February 07, 2017 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In many ways, e-Commerce has made our lives as consumers so much easier. Need a book? Order it online. Last minute dry cleaning? There's an app. Looking for a lawyer? Here's an online directory.

But as lawyers, e-Commerce doesn't usually mean easy. Instead, litigating e-Commerce disputes in the federal court system can present unique challenges and unexpected pitfalls. Thankfully, there are resources available to help you overcome those challenges deftly.

E-Commerce Litigation: Practice and Pitfalls

If you want to learn about e-Commerce litigation or update your existing knowledge, the Rutter Group's "Traversing the Challenges of e-Commerce Litigation in Federal Court" is a good place to start. (Disclosure: The Rutter Group is part of Thomson Reuters, FindLaw's parent company.) This event offers practitioners a chance to learn about common e-Commerce litigation issues and how to spot (and avoid) e-Commerce litigation pitfalls.

The program will be presented by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell and Magistrate Judge Karen L. Stevenson, both of the Central District of California, and Tanya Forsheit, of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC, three experts on e-Commerce, litigation, and the federal courts. Topics covered include:

  • Effectively serving process in the digital age
  • Applying the minimum contacts test for personal jurisdiction in internet cases
  • The impact of Spokeo v. Robbins on standing
  • Measuring damages in privacy cases

And that's just a small sampling of what will be covered.

Some Commerce With Your e-Commerce

We don't want to say that the program pays for itself, but ... With the Rutter Group offering enrollees steep discounts on its Practice Guides, it's easy to offset the cost of attending with the savings of just a single purchase. For example, the Rutter Group's three-volume "Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial" will be available for $343.50, down from a regular price of $687. Their "Federal Ninth Circuit Civil Appellate Practice" Practice Guide can be purchased for just $299, half off the normal price of $598. These Practice Guides are invaluable resources for lawyers practicing in federal courts, whether they're involved in e-Commerce litigation or not.

There will be multiple programs held throughout California this March, allowing lawyers throughout the state (and nearby) easy access to this great resource. Finally, attendees have the opportunity to earn 3 hours of MCLE credit to boot. You can, of course, sign up online.

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