• Products Liability and Mass Torts: Changes to Federal Class Action Procedures May Create Greater Uncertainty in Settlement Process
  • December 20, 2003 | Author: Daniel P. Dain
  • Law Firm: Goodwin Procter LLP - Boston Office
  • The most sweeping changes in over 30 years to the procedural rules governing class action lawsuits in federal courts took effect on December 1. By introducing the potential for adding uncertainty to the settlement process, these changes will affect any company that is the subject of class action litigation. The changes as summarized: