Last week, the Rule 23 Subcommittee to the Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure issued its latest report outlining potential revisions to Rule 23, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Click the following link to view the Rule 23 Subcommittee Report. Generally, the topics addressed in the Subcommittee’s Report are as follows:
- Settlement Approval Criteria
- Settlement Class Certification
- Cy Pres Treatment
- Dealing with Objectors
- Rule 68 Offers and Mootness
- Issue Classes
If you’d like an opportunity to give feedback to Subommittee in person, make sure to sign up for the upcoming Second Annual Western Regional CLE Program on Class Actions and Mass Torts, scheduled for June 19 in San Francisco, where several Subcommittee members will be on hand to discuss the report and receive comments in a town hall-style discussion.
Also, I will be among several contributors to an upcoming commentary on the report to be published by the ABA’s CADS Committee. My submission will address the Subcommittee’s suggestions on Issue Classes. Stay tuned for more information about that publication.