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Jennifer Duncan Hackett to Present Webinar on Opting Out of Class Actions

March 11, 2021

Jennifer Duncan Hackett, a partner in the Washington DC office of Zelle LLP, will co-present a CLE webinar titled “"Opting Out of Class Actions: Advantages, Risks, Procedural Pitfalls, Settlement Leverage.” The webinar will be hosted by Strafford Publications on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm EST.

The panel will guide counsel for putative class members on what factors to consider when advising clients whether to opt-out of a putative class. The program will assist counsel for the defense on best strategies for keeping the class together. Whether to opt-out of a putative class action and the ensuing lawsuits are incredibly complicated and require different analysis than whether to pursue a stand-alone claim. The webinar will discuss not only the opt-out decision but also recent case law on the mechanics of opting.

The panelists will review these and other key issues:

  • How critical are opt-outs and objections in class action litigation?
  • How frequently do class members opt-out of class actions in particular cases?
  • What is the relationship between opt-out plaintiffs and objections?
  • What other considerations exist besides the amount of recovery?

For more information, or to register for the webinar, visit Strafford Publications’ website.

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