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December 3, 2018 by Kaitlyn Porch

Rule 23 Amendments: Resources and News

Rule 23 changes are officially in effect.  Are you prepared?  

Amendments to Rule 23 went into effect on December 1, 2018 and include language that places digital class action notice on par with U.S. mail. In addition the amendments require additional information from counsel ahead of preliminary approval, impose objection limitations, and clarify final-settlement criteria.

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November 19, 2018 by Edward Radetich, III

What's the Most Cost-Effective Approach to Setting Up a Contact Center for your Class Action Settlement?

Attorneys have various options when it comes to setting up a contact center for a class action settlement, but how do you choose the best option for your case that will satisfy the courts?

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June 22, 2018 by Kaitlyn Porch

What Should I Expect in a Class Action Settlement Fairness Hearing?

What you need to know before entering the final stages of your class action settlement. 

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May 25, 2018 by Heffler Claims Group

What is Rule 23?

A guide to Rule 23 for new class action practitioners and class members 

Federal Rule 23 was created to govern class action lawsuits and settlements and in part to allow class members to opt-out of a class action lawsuit, instead of opt-in. The rule dictates when a class can be certifiedwhat type of notice if any is required to class members if certified, and what procedures and processes must be adhered to with class certification. 

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February 1, 2018 by James Prutsman

What is the Class Action Fairness Act?

CAFA requires defendants to notify state and federal regulators of any proposed settlement in federal courts and to provide regulators with at least 90 days to review the proposed settlement before final approval can be granted.

It’s been years since The Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), which significantly expanded federal diversity jurisdiction over class and mass actions, was at the top of everyone’s mind but the requirements do still exist. 

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