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Rule 23: Best Practices and Guidelines from Experts Around the Country

The Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School held a conference in 2016 to identify standards and best practices for the bench and bar to implement in light of pending amendments to Rule 23, which go into effect December 1, 2018.

At the 2016 conference, 38 defense and plaintiff attorneys and experts in class action litigation, including HF Media Chief Media Officer Jeanne Finegan, created Class Action Settlement Guidelines and Best Practices to address the steps to take in order to satisfy due process considering the amendments.

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Amendments to Rule 23 include requiring additional information from counsel ahead of preliminary approval, placing electronic means of notice on the same level as first-class mail, imposing objection limitations, and clarifying final-settlement criteria.

Contact us for all you class action settlement administration needs and check out HF Media’s Jeanne Finegan in recent blog posts to find out more about Rule 23 and class action notice:

Kaitlyn Porch
Kaitlyn Porch is the Content Marketing Manager for Heffler Claims Group. Over the past 10 years, she has worked as a journalist as well as a marketing professional for companies of all sizes, from start-up agencies to Fortune 500 companies.


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