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.
At the 2016 conference, 38 defense and plaintiff attorneys and experts in class action litigation, including HF Media President Jeanne Finegan, created Class Action Settlement Guidelines and Best Practices to address the steps to take in order to satisfy due process considering the amendments.
Amendments to Rule 23 include requiring additional information from counsel ahead of preliminary approval, placing electronic means of notice on the same level as first-class mail, imposing objection limitations, and clarifying final-settlement criteria.
Check out HF Media's Jeanne Finegan in recent blog posts to find out more about Rule 23 and class action notice:
- Creating a Class Notice Program that Satisfies Due Process
- 3 Considerations for Class Action Notice Brand Safety
- What Would Class Action Reform Mean for Notice Programs?