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The 2014 Class Action Survey

Best Practices in Reducing Cost and Managing Risk in Class Action Litigation

Executive Summary

Fifty-two percent of major companies are currently engaged in class action litigation. This percentage has remained fairly consistent since 2011. On average, companies managed four class actions in 2013, one...

Executive Summary

Class Action Spending and Trends

Twenty-eight percent of companies report managing one or more class actions on a regular basis. To handle these suits, they have established more formal protocols, including predictive risk modeling, sophisticated...

Class Action Spending and Trends

How Companies Manage Class Actions

For organizations that defend and manage class actions, annual spending increased 12 percent, or from $3.2 million to $3.6 million, from 2012 to 2013. Nearly 25 percent of these companies expect their class action...

How Companies Manage Class Actions

How Companies Approach Class Actions

Companies defending class actions face a variety of risks. When asked to assign importance to these risks on a scale of 1-to-10, corporate counsel gave the highest average ranking, 9.0, to extent of exposure. They...

How Companies Approach Class Actions

Best Practices to Control Class Action Costs

Forty-seven percent of companies, up from 38 percent in 2011, make a single individual accountable for the outcome of their class action lawsuits. Having a single individual accountable reduces both overall and...

Best Practices to Control Class Action Costs

The Impact of Recent Class Action Rulings

The 2011 Supreme Court cases, Wal-Mart v. Dukes and AT&T v. Concepcion, continue to influence class action strategy, as does the Supreme Court’s more recent decision in Comcast v. Behrend. In 2013...

The Impact of Recent Class Action Rulings