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Canada Court Clarified Extent of Duties for Class Action Settlement Administrators

Settlement administrators often play a crucial role in reaching and finalizing class action settlements. These administrators can help efficiently manage settlements by ensuring precision and thoroughness. If a firm has not retained an administrator to help with a class action, there is a good chance that the court will appoint one. A court in Canada recently determined what obligations a class action settlement administrator has when evaluating an individual class member’s claim. The court concluded that the settlement agreement terms will play the biggest part in establishing an administrator’s role. 

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RelativityFest 2018: Top Three eDiscovery and Legal Industry Takeaways

As usual, this year’s eDiscovery event, Relativity Fest, was packed with great content, interesting conversations, and insights from legal experts. Attendees heard from the judiciary, from eDiscovery practitioners, law firm attorneys, general counsel, and technologists around the world. Read on for our top takeaways and to watch our recap video.

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Contract Analytics: A New Artificial Intelligence Endeavor

Artificial intelligence (“AI”) is transforming the way that organizations operate on a daily basis. Business professionals regularly turn to computers for assistance with tasks that humans have traditionally performed. The legal industry has used AI software for legal research, case evaluation, and discovery review for years. This software can quickly complete projects while saving money and yielding results that are more efficient. Now organizations have a new AI tool at their disposal to aid with contract review and negotiation.

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Qualified Settlement Funds: How to Avoid Falling Victim to Wire Transfer Fraud

According to the Association for Financial Professionals’ Payment and Fraud Controls report, 2017 was a record year for payment fraud. The tactics employed by scammers and other malicious outsiders continue to grow more complex each year, deceiving even the savviest organizations and costing time, money, and organizational resources.

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