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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 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 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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March 14, 2019 by Heffler Claims Group

Guide: How Consulting With a Settlement Administrator Early Saves Time and Money

Consulting with a settlement administrator early in the process may shed light on potential obstacles. Prior to filing for preliminary approval, a settlement administrator can review and help with complicated steps such as the plan of allocation, class definitions and more. An experienced administrator can also help with administration and distribution processes that may seem simple, but can cause headaches down the road if not carefully considered in the settlement agreement.

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March 5, 2019 by Heffler Claims Group

Free CLE Webinar: Navigating the Settlement Administration Process from Start to Finish

Proven Strategies for Success from Class Action Industry Veterans

As class action practitioners are aware, no two settlements are exactly alike. There are multiple factors that can impact the process such as the size of the class or the way a settlement is structured.  

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