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Tools for Navigating the Settlement Process from Start to Finish

From detailed checklists to in-depth white papers, this eBook is everything you need to fill your tool belt. Whether you're new to the class action space or a seasoned class action litigator, you'll find use for this free and informative resource. Download now.

Settlement Administration Proposal Comparison Tool

It can be difficult to truly compare proposals form different class action settlement administrators. Use this free, proposal template to ensure an apples-to-apples comparison during the settlement administrator selection process. Download now.

Case Study: Rocky Flats Environmental Settlement

Though the action began in 1990, the $375 million settlement distribution work did not commence until 2016. Heffler Claims administered the settlement at the end of this highly complex and decades-long litigation. Download now.


Developments in the Application fo the Cy Pres Doctrine

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.. Read now.

Heffler's Most Popular Insights from 2019 


8 Things to Consider for Your Class Action Website

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.

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How Is Your Class Action Settlement Impacted by the New Northern District Guidelines

These guidelines, which are the most detailed in any court system in the country, outline expectations for settlement administrators as well as class counsel.  Find out more in this question and answer session with industry veterans and Heffler Senior Directors Jim Prutsman and Ed Radetich. Read more.

Mitigating Fraudulent Claims in Class Action Settlements

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 Core Filings are Trending Upward, Study Finds

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.


4 Ways the New California Consumer Protection Act Could Affect Class Actions

The California Consumers Protection Act 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 Plaintiff and Defense, and how you can help your clients navigate the new waters.  Read more.


Pitfalls of the Improper Election of Qualified Settlement Funds

A QSF operates as a tax-free holding point used when determining who receives what amount from the settlement. It's also a vehicle from which distributions are made But what makes a fund a QSF? Read more.

Firm News


Duff & Phelps Strengthens Claims Administration Services With Acquisition of Heffler Claims Group

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.

Read more about Heffler's strengthened client solutions and services through Duff & Phelps.

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