Minding Your Business

Proskauer’s perspective on developments and trends in commercial litigation.

Christopher J. Deck

Chris Deck earned his J.D. with Honors from the University of North Carolina, where he was a member of the Intellectual Property Moot Court Team and a Gressman-Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award winner. Chris holds a Masters in Engineering Management from Western New England University, as well as degrees in Mechanical Engineering and German Studies from the University of Connecticut.

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2018 Amendments to Rule 23 – Summarized

Effective December 1 of this year, Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – governing class action lawsuits – was amended. Among other things, the amendments modernize the rule with respect to electronic communications, set forth a more unified approach to approving settlements, and discourage bad faith objectors to class action settlements.… Continue Reading