Those who need a quick shot of CAFA can dial into “Class Certification – How to Get a Class Certified or Defeat Certification,” a December 14, 2005 teleconference sponsored by Mealey’s. The two-hour session will be moderated by David Eldreth, Editor, LexisNexis®, Mealey’s, and will feature a presentation by Paul Rheingold, of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Shkolnik & McCartney, with other speakers to be announced. Topics scheduled to be covered include new legal and practical challenges faced as a result of the adoption of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005; expanding diversity jurisdiction; removal of state court class actions and limitations on federal courts’ authority to remand; acceleration of appellate review; settlement procedures for federal court class actions; and regulation of coupon settlements. More information is available under the “conferences” link at