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

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January 1, 2020 will mark a new era for consumer privacy with the passage of the California Consumers Protection Act (CCPA). The law is similar to Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, as it applies to all companies conducting business in the Golden State and will be enforced by the Attorney General. This hotly debated law empowers individuals to seek restitution if businesses store, retain, use, and share their personal information in ways that are “unreasonable.” Consumers will have the right…

Reserve Your Spot: Industry Vets Weigh In on Early Impact of Northern District Guidelines

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Reserve your spot now for the next Heffler Claims Group CLE webinar, which covers the new Northern District Guidelines for Class Action Settlements as well as early results from cases administered in the district since the guidelines went into effect late last year. Join us on Wednesday, August 21 at 12 pm EST.  As with past rules and guidelines that have originated in the Northern District of California, these most recent guidelines are likely to be adopted by others, if they haven’t already. The new guidelines,…

Industry Innovators: A Spotlight on Sebastian Mager

With over 50 years in the class action settlement administration world, the team at Heffler Claims Group is the most experienced in the industry. From our contact center to our administration operations, Heffler is a diverse mix of people ready to serve class action practitioners and class members alike. Our employee spotlight series highlights team members who go above and beyond every day. Get to know the hard-working people who make up the heart of Heffler. Below we highlight Sebastian Mager,…

5 Things to Consider During the Class Action Settlement Administration Bid Process

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Asking these questions before finalizing your settlement agreement and filing for preliminary approval could save you time and money in the end, and they will help provide an apples-to-apples comparison between bids. The bid process to find a class action settlement administrator doesn’t need to be frustrating. There are several steps you can take, and questions you can ask, that will lead you to an apples-to-apples comparison among administrators and their pricing. Asking the right questions early means not having…

Case Study: Rocky Flats Environmental Settlement

A $375 million settlement was approved in a lawsuit against the former operators of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Plant. The lawsuit alleged that Dow and Rockwell, the two companies that operated Rocky Flats from 1952 through 1989, released radioactive hazardous substances into the surrounding area. Filed in 1990, the suite also alleged that the Defendants caused the properties owned by class members to be contaminated with plutonium which caused the properties’ values to be less than they otherwise would have…

Industry Innovators: A Spotlight on Your Heffler Team Member Karen Arinsberg

Heffler Innovator Karen Arinsberg

With over 50 years in the class action settlement administration world, the team at Heffler Claims Group is the most experienced in the industry. From our contact center to our administration operations, Heffler is a diverse mix of people ready to serve class action practitioners and class members alike. Our employee spotlight series highlights team members who go above and beyond every day. Get to know the hard-working people who make up the heart of Heffler. Below we highlight Notification and…