Crafting Class Settlement Notice Programs: Due Process, Reach, Claims Rates and More
Minimizing Court Scrutiny and Overcoming Objector Challenges
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will examine recent developments impacting class settlement notice programs. The panel will discuss new and evolving issues related to using notice experts, reaching class members through reliable media channels, and increasing claims rates. The panel will also offer best practices to minimize challenges to notice programs.
- Satisfying due process
- Using experts
- Content of notice
- Reaching class members—determining proper notice channel
- Factors that drive claims rates
- Dealing with unclaimed funds
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the latest court trends impacting class settlement notice programs?
- How have the rapid advances in media and technology affected class settlement notice programs?
- What mistakes do class counsel commonly make when drafting and working with settlement administrators to implement notices of settlement—and how can they avoid them?
- What steps can class counsel take to ensure that class settlement notice programs survive court and objector scrutiny?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Ahdoot & Wolfson
Mr. Ahdoot has extensive experience in prosecuting complex class action and representative lawsuits, litigating... | Read More
Mr. Ahdoot has extensive experience in prosecuting complex class action and representative lawsuits, litigating numerous class actions against large corporate defendants involving varied consumer rights claims. He has achieved successful results in a number of class actions against major credit card companies for privacy breaches and against manufacturers for false advertising, among others.Close
Casie D. Collignon
Baker & Hostetler
Ms. Collignon represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, including class action lawsuits. She has been... | Read More
Ms. Collignon represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, including class action lawsuits. She has been instrumental in successfully defeating class certification in consumer lawsuits, obtaining dismissals of class action claims in a variety of contexts, developing e-discovery strategies and reaching favorable class and non-class settlements by focusing on creatively limiting client exposure.Close
Senior Vice President
Ms. Janowicz leads the firm’s consumer practice area, with a depth of experience in insurance and healthcare... | Read More
Ms. Janowicz leads the firm’s consumer practice area, with a depth of experience in insurance and healthcare and telecom matters. She has overseen all aspects of administration for more than 200 settlements, including a large software manufacturer’s antitrust settlements for the states of California, Iowa, Minnesota, New York and Wisconsin, as well as the $100 million Thomson Consumer Electronic settlement.Close
Senior Vice President
Ms. Wheatman specializes in designing, developing, analyzing, and implementing large-scale legal notification... | Read More
Ms. Wheatman specializes in designing, developing, analyzing, and implementing large-scale legal notification plans and direct notice campaigns. She provides testimony on the best notice practicable and is adept at finding cost-saving methods to satisfy due process. She has been involved in over 250 class actions and is recognized as a notice expert in state and federal courts in the U.S. and in Canada.Close