Changes To Rule 23 Are Coming, Are You Prepared?

By Niki Mendoza (March 16, 2018, 3:04 PM EDT) -- Significant amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure's Rule 23, which governs class actions, will take effect Dec. 1, 2018, pending approval by the U.S. Supreme Court, and if not disapproved by Congress.

The primary changes address giving notice to the class, making an objection or paying an objector, and, ultimately, obtaining settlement approval. Here's what you need to know.

One-Size-Fits-All Notice Will Be a Thing of the Past

In an effort to bring class notice into the 21st century, and in recognition of new technology and evolving methods of communication, the amendments expressly recognize that the best way to provide...

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