Provisions to make notice of class certification cheaper and more effective are welcome, but they should also focus on making it more accessible once it arrives.
The Rule 23 Advisory Subcommittee is also looking at revising the provisions for class action notice. From the report on its October meeting:
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In Eisen, the Supreme Court ruled in 1974 that only first- class mail notice of class certification in 23(b)(3) cases satisfies the rule. It seemed to have due process concerns in mind as well as interpreting Rule 23. It is clear that many regarded this ruling as unfortunate at