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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.

October 15, 2018 by Scott Fenwick

These Postage Increases May Impact Your Class Action Settlement

If you have a notice mailing planned for after January 27, 2019, read on to learn about potential postage increases.

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October 11, 2018 by Edward J. Radetich

New Investment Opportunity through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for Attorneys

Do you have a large capitol gain and want the ability to defer your taxes and grow your investment? If so, the Opportunity Zone Tax Initiative is something you should consider. 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a new avenue for community investment with the Opportunity Zone Tax Initiative. The initiative aims to spark economic recovery in targeted areas of the country. Investors with unrealized capital gains can defer payment of gains, reduce what they owe, and pay zero tax realized by investing in communities targeted for revitalization.

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October 10, 2018 by James Prutsman

5 Reasons You Should Consult with a Settlement Administrator Before Filing for Preliminary Approval

Contributing Author: David Kaufman, Partner at Heffler Claims Group

Engaging a settlement administrator before filing for preliminary approval of your class action settlement can be one of best decisions you make to ensure a smooth and efficient administration process for your case.  Early consultation with an experienced claims administrator and a true, legal notice expert, can help to identify problems before they occur, provide critical insight and proven solutions, and hopefully spare return trips to court with an amended settlement agreement. 

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September 27, 2018 by Heffler Claims Group

Webinar: Are You Ready for the Digital Wild Wild West?

Rule 23 amendments, which go into effect this December, place electronic notice on par with US mail and may inadvertently blow the barn doors open to a new digital Wild Wild West. While the promise of low-cost electronic notice is appealing, blind adoption of non-transparent “programmatic” media buying may contaminate and sabotage your digital notice as it can be filled with fraud, bots and placed next to offensive content.

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September 26, 2018 by Kaitlyn Porch

Rule 23: Best Practices and Guidelines from Experts Around the Country

The Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School held a conference in 2016 to identify standards and best practices for the bench and bar to implement in light of pending amendments to Rule 23, which go into effect December 1, 2018.

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