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The team at Heffler Claims Group is proud to make our time-tested expertise available on our regularly-updated blog. With more than fifty years of experience in class action and mass tort settlement administration, we’ve built a body of knowledge essential for law firms, corporations, government agencies and other legal professionals. Because we’ve pioneered many of today’s industry standards and remained at the forefront of our industry since our founding, no one knows the ins and outs of claims administration like we do. Gain access to the insights of our industry-leading team, a trusted resource for insider news and perceptive commentary on class action settlement administration.

April 22, 2019 by Edward J. Radetich

Tax Tips and Traps for Settlement Funds and Settlement Agreements

Taxes: the one word everyone tries to avoid.

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April 16, 2019 by Heffler Claims Group

[eBook] Checklists, White Papers and More Tools for Navigating the Class Action Settlement Process

The rules, guidelines, and trends for class action settlements are always evolving to meet the needs of the industry and of class members. With new Northern District of California guidelines taking hold and amendments to Rule 23 going into effect, it's a good time for class action attorneys to check in and see how these changes impact even the most routine steps in the settlement process.

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April 15, 2019 by Heffler Claims Group

Industry Innovators: A Spotlight on Your Heffler Team Member Jim O'Donnell

With over 50 years in the class action settlement administration world, the team at Heffler Claims Group is the most experienced in the industry. From our contact center to our administration operations, Heffler is a diverse mix of people ready to serve class action practitioners and class members alike.

Our employee spotlight series highlights team members who go above and beyond every day. Get to know the hard-working people who make up the heart of Heffler. Below, we highlight Programmer/Analyst Jim O'Donnell.

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April 8, 2019 by Heffler Claims Group

[On-Demand Webinar] Navigating the Class Action Settlement Process from Start to Finish

The settlement administration process can be different for each class action matter and identifying steps along the way to create efficiencies saves valuable time and money. Whether your settlement is surrounded by a media storm, or is a small wage and hour case, even the seemingly minuscule steps in the process greatly impact your overall outcome.

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April 1, 2019 by Mark Rapazzini

Cy Pres Trends in Class Action Settlements

The legal doctrine of cy pres is a French term meaning “as close as possible,” referring in legal terms to the donor or plaintiff’s intentions. With roots in trust law, the doctrine allows for a gift in circumstances where the recipient no longer exists, fulfilling their wish as nearly as possible. In the class action context, the cy pres doctrine allows for the distribution of unclaimed settlement funds to charitable causes, whose causes indirectly benefit the injured class. 

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