Webinar – Judicial Scrutiny of Class Action Settlements: New Standards and Ensuring Timely Release of Attorney's Fees

For more information contact: Kelly R. Sweeney

Event Description

This CLE webinar will discuss recent trends in class action settlements at the preliminary approval, final approval, and this new post-final approval stage.

A recent trend in class action settlements could impact a range of cases in the employment, securities, consumer protection, and product liability spheres. In addition to increased scrutiny at the preliminary approval and final approval stages, some diligent judges are beginning to track settlements after granting final approval—adding a so-called third phase of review to ensure class members get the relief they are due.

Listen as the panel explains this new trend and discusses how judges are intervening to ensure that class action settlements are paid out in a fair and timely manner. Some areas to be covered include the following:

  • Overview of history leading up to increased judicial scrutiny of class action settlements
  • Discussion of actions judges are taking to track class action settlements after granting final approval
  • Best practices for counsel to meet increased judicial scrutiny and ensure timely release of attorneys’ fees

Additional details are available here

This webinar is hosted by Strafford Publications, however registration is complimentary for the first 10 guests of Robinson+Cole.



Wystan Ackerman - Partner, Robinson+Cole, and Chair of the firm's Class Action Team
James A. Francis - Attorney, Francis & Mailman
Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. - Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
Alfredo Torrijos - Partner, Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos




10/09/2018 1:00 PM


10/09/2018 2:30 PM