INCREASED SCRUTINY OF SETTLEMENTS How Practitioners are Applying Changes to Rule 23, and Revisiting Approaches to Reaching and Implementing Settlement Agreements

June 25, 2019 10:45am

A. Craig Cleland
Ogletree Deakins LLP (Atlanta, GA)

Michael J. Gray
Jones Day (Chicago, IL)

  • The aftermath of recent changes to Rule 23: Reaching cost-effective settlements amid increasing court scrutiny of settlement agreements
  • The top 5 most overlooked takeaways from wage and hour settlements over the last twelve months
  • What are now to biggest challenges confronting defense counsel and their clients?
  • Concrete examples of successfully navigating the court approval process
  • How much you can limit the discovery process to narrow the scope for a settlement?
  • What restrictions may be placed on the acting parties, who have reached a settlement agreement?
  • Re-examining the role of the DOL in the settlement process