Structuring Class Settlements to Obtain Court Approval
Attorney Fees, Notice, Claims Rates, Coupon Settlements, Incentive Awards and More
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will examine how parties in class litigation can structure class settlement agreements to overcome courts’ increasing rejection of such agreements and obtain approval. The program will analyze recent court treatment of attorneys’ fees; notice and claims-response rates; cy pres and coupon settlements; incentive awards; and claims-made and reversionary settlements.
- Notice and claims forms
- Claims rates
- Coupon settlements
- Cy pres relief
- Claims made, reversionary settlements
- Incentive awards
- Attorney fees
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How are courts currently dealing with cy pres awards, coupons and conditional incentive awards in proposed class settlements?
- What are court objections to low claim response rates?
- What should all counsel consider in relation to the benefit to the class when setting attorney fees?
Kahn A. Scolnick
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Mr. Scolnick has handled a wide range of litigation matters in state and federal courts, from the pre-filing stage... | Read More
Mr. Scolnick has handled a wide range of litigation matters in state and federal courts, from the pre-filing stage through the appeal. He has represented clients in a variety of breach of contract, real estate, consumer and securities class actions, and other business disputes, as well as constitutional litigation.Close
Alexis L. Shapiro
Ms. Shapiro concentrates her practice on representing public companies, private entities, and officers and... | Read More
Ms. Shapiro concentrates her practice on representing public companies, private entities, and officers and directors in securities class action and shareholder litigation matters, proceedings brought by the Securities Exchange Commission, internal corporate investigations, and other high-stakes business litigation.Close
Arias Sanguinetti Stahle & Torrijos
Mr. Torrijos prosecutes both individual and class actions in state and federal court, focusing on complex litigation... | Read More
Mr. Torrijos prosecutes both individual and class actions in state and federal court, focusing on complex litigation matters in breach of contract, employment, consumer fraud, bad faith insurance, IP and technology law. He has handled class actions through trial and appeal and has successfully represented consumers in class actions against some of the biggest technology and insurance companies in the country.Close