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Identification of Absent Class Members: How Much Effort is Enough?

How much effort must parties to a class action settlement expend in order to ensure that all class members have notice of the settlement and an opportunity to object? Rule 23(c)(2)(B) requires “reasonable effort,” but when does ensuring individual notice

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The First Amendment and Class Actions: Leaving No Stone Unturned

A class action brought pursuant to theFair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires a proactive class. Unlike Rule 23 class actions, in which class members must affirmatively opt out in order to be excluded from the class, FLSA class actions require that

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Customer Database Becomes Handy Tool for Notice to Class Members

Providing notice to class members in a product liability action is rarely easy, as few manufacturers maintain detailed lists of the customers who purchase their products. A recent ruling in a tobacco class action warns companies who do maintain such information

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