Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law’s Inaugural Goldman Lecture
“The Commonality of Causation”
Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
Oct. 17, 2019
4 p.m. Room 129
Sergio Campos joined the University of Miami School of Law faculty in 2009. Prior to joining the faculty, he was Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow at Harvard Law School and was in private practice. He also clerked for the Honorable Juan R. Torruella of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Honorable Patti B. Saris of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. His research interests include civil procedure, federal courts and remedies.
The lecture will discuss the issue of causation in complex litigation. Campos will challenge the consensus that causation is an “individual” issue that is unique to each individual plaintiff. Using recent examples from product liability, antitrust and securities fraud litigation, the lecture will show how the causation element and its proof are often “common,” or the same, for the class of plaintiffs allegedly injured by the defendant’s mass production conduct.