Class Action Settlements:The Long and Winding Road

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As a speaker at ACI’s Drug and Medical Device Conference in New York last week, I chose the topic of class action settlements.  My paper for the topic expands on a blog post last year concerning practical questions every in-house lawyer should ask before agreeing to a class action settlement.  The expanded paper includes those questions, but also prefaces them with a more detailed explanation of the steps in the class settlement process and why the process typically takes many months or even longer.  Whether you are an in-house lawyer advising your business leaders whether to enter into a class action settlement, or outside defense counsel advising your client, I hope you will find the paper helpful.  It is linked here.