Saving With Settlement Classes

Law360, New York (November 2, 2011, 3:12 PM EDT) -- Wage-and-hour collective actions have been on the rise for several years. Settlement methods that can effectively dispose of large collective actions can be of great use to employers who seek to avoid the expense of protracted litigation. The use of settlement classes is one way that employers can achieve an early resolution to potentially costly collective actions.

After a suit has been filed, but prior to a conditional or final class certification, the parties to a Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit may stipulate to a settlement...
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