Attys Seek More Clarity On E-Mail Notification

Law360, New York (September 28, 2010, 1:19 PM EDT) -- Now more than ever, class action litigators are using e-mail notice to alert potential class members to litigation and settlements. But without a body of case law for guidance, and with some experts condemning the practice, lawyers are wondering if e-mail notice is the clear-cut advance it appears to be.

Practitioners in the class action field have recognized the value of e-mail notice for years, experts said. E-mails arrive in real time, packed with eye-catching graphics or interactive features, such as links to websites with settlement...
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