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Choosing the Best Claims Noticing Provider: Four Things You Need to Know 

When sending high-volume mailings to thousands or even millions of claimants/constituents, entities are exposed to economic and professional reputational risks if the execution of the mailing is flawed or if confidential claimant information is exposed. Hiring a provider that will deliver secure, accurate, and timely notices is of paramount importance. Experienced providers with many year of industry experience designing processes and protocols that mitigate risks associated with high-volume mailings while also establishing safeguards to protect claimant information is your best choice.

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How to Increase Claim Filing Rates in Class Action Litigation

As a claims administration professional, one of the first questions my clients ask me is, “how can we get more claims?” Maximizing the claim filing rate helps to ensure that the class benefit reaches as many class members as possible, which now more than ever is an important factor in obtaining final approval. Once the parties have agreed on the settlement, generally there is an agreement to maximize the claim filing rate. Since it benefits both parties, it makes sense to implement some common sense practices.  

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At the Supreme Court, DOJ Switches Sides in Support of Class Action Waivers

Many employers require workers and contractors to agree to have all employment-related disputes settled in individual arbitration and to waive the right to engage in collective proceedings or class action lawsuits. But are such waivers enforceable? On October 2, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on just this question. Read on to find out what they decided.

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Australian ruling shows practical application of ‘opt-in’ class actions

Federal courts in the U.S. favor an “opt-out” system for class action suits. While this system allows consumers with small individual claims to hold defendants accountable, it does have detractors. Critics of the “opt-out” system claim that it leads to excessively large groups of plaintiffs, who may not be interested in participating, or even be aware that they are involved. In other parts of the world, however, courts often require class members to opt in, not out.

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