On Circ. Courts' Radar: Class Settlement Requirements

Law360, New York (September 4, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s October 2012 term included several noteworthy class action decisions that received much-deserved attention as the court continues to reorder class action law, e.g., Comcast Corp. v. Behrend,[1] Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk[2] and American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant.[3]

But the federal circuit courts of appeals over the same period have been busy as well, issuing opinions that signal some new directions in class actions, particularly regarding the permissible content of class settlements. What follows is a synopsis of some of...
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