A few weeks ago I presented at the Dowd Bennett attorneys’ retreat on the topic of Recent Developments in Class Action Litigation. My firm has a Denver office, which fortunately hosted our retreat in Vail just as the leaves were at their autumnal best. Because those incredible vistas were behind me as I spoke, I question just how much attention my colleagues actually paid to my presentation. Fortunately, I had a hand-out for them, which I am sharing with you, too. Given the fact that the majority of our lawyers are in St. Louis, you may think this handout is a little too heavy on Eighth Circuit law. But do not dismay. Future blog posts will involve cases from all over the country.