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Class Action Settlements May Look Different In The Future

Law360 (May 8, 2019, 2:11 PM EDT) -- Via both the contradictions that have become inherent in many class action settlements and the push of activists, the landscape of federal class actions is shifting dramatically (with many states likely to follow any federal trend).[1] Changes which may affect the ubiquity and efficacy of class action litigation can be seen in the amendments to Rule 23(e)[2] that came into effect this past year.

However, this article addresses the potential for additional nationwide changes that were narrowly averted in March when the United States Supreme Court remanded the case of Frank v. Gaos[3] to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

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