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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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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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Google Class Action a Potential Game-Changer in the UK

While class actions have had a long, storied history in the United States, they are relatively new to the United Kingdom. For the first time, a consumer class action has been filed in the U.K. against Google. It is with bated breath that both attorneys and barristers in the U.K. and U.S. wait to find out if it will meet court muster. Read on for what you need to know.

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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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