First and foremost, thank you! 2019 has been an unforgettable year for Heffler Claims Group, and we want to thank our amazing clients, subscribers, and partners for helping make it happen.
As a new member of the Duff & Phelps family, our expanded resources, certifications, and capabilities have further strengthened our firm commitment to client service.
We're not stopping there, as 2020 is shaping up to be even more promising. Heffler is launching new technology solutions and processes that promise to increase efficiency and compliance even further for our clients.
But before we say goodbye until the new year, we wanted to share a collection of our most popular class action resources, tools, and more from 2019.
We'll be creating more class action industry resources in 2020 and welcome your input! Have an idea for something you would find useful? Just let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sometimes, the case website is the only interaction a claimant will have with important case information. But what does it really take to stand up a settlement website, and what should attorneys be looking for from a settlement administrator? Read more.
Combating fraud requires a mix of technology and strategy. It’s important to keep in mind that the claims process should still be as simple as possible for class members but taking the steps to mitigating fraud ensures a fair and secure process. Read more.
Securities class action filings not related to mergers and acquisitions are reaching record levels due to more unpredictable markets. In addition, the study found an upward trend toward more defendants named in filings. Read more.
January 1, 2020 marks a new era for consumer privacy with the passage of the California Consumers Protection Act. The law applies to all companies conducting business in California, and arrives on the heels of 8,804 data breaches made public since 2005. Find out what this means for both Plaintiffs and Defense. Read more.
Class action litigation continues to evolve as parties navigate new challenges, including larger class sizes, more complex claims, and new rules and guidance from courts around the country. Here are the top five things for class action attorneys to watch through 2020. Read more.
Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients, announced the acquisition of Heffler Claims Group, a leading settlement administrator based in the U.S. The deal builds on Duff & Phelps’ expanded business services offering, including noticing solutions and claims administration, following the firm’s March 2019 acquisition of Prime Clerk.
Through its proprietary platforms, Heffler offers client solutions for class action, mass tort and data breach administrations, including planning and implementing notification programs, designing custom databases and websites, providing call center services, administering the claims process and handling distributions and related escrow agent and tax services. Following the acquisition, Heffler will become part of the Business Services practice at Duff & Phelps.