A few weeks ago, the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies held a conference on class action settlements in San Diego, to discuss best practices in the wake of the likely Rule 23 amendments. Like all of its conferences, this one was held under the Chatham House Rule, which dictate that you can repeat the substance of anything said but not the identity of the speakers. The candor these rules foster is extraordinary, and lead to valuable discussions. So, with that in mind, here are the five most important things attendees took away from the conference.
- Plaintiff-oriented amendments