Time To Allow More Streamlined Class Action Notice Formats

Law360 (July 20, 2021, 5:14 PM EDT) -- The content requirements for class notice established by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 and the fourth edition of the Manual for Complex Litigation, as well as relevant state rules and codes, were last updated in 2018 to accommodate the proliferation of the internet and emerging methods of communication.

While the 2018 amendments remain applicable and reasonable for a long-form or detailed notice, I would argue that given today's fast-paced, "no time to read" world, these content requirements are inappropriate for short-form notices. 2021 raises the question: Is it necessary to include all required content in a short-form or summary notice?...

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