Judy Okenfuss Quoted in Indiana Lawyer: "Bill in Congress targets class actions" Judy Okenfuss Quoted in Indiana Lawyer: "Bill in Congress targets class actions"

Judy Okenfuss Quoted in Indiana Lawyer: "Bill in Congress targets class actions"

Judy Okenfuss, managing partner of Ice Miller, was quoted in the Indiana Lawyer article, "Bill in Congress targets class actions."

The article quoted: 

"...Ice Miller LLP managing partner Judy Okenfuss said a key element of the bill would resolve a split among federal circuits as to class ascertainability. The legislation proposes that before a class can be certified, courts would have to define the class “with reference to objective criteria,” and class counsel would have to demonstrate “a reliable and administratively feasible mechanism” to both determine whether putative class members fit the class definition and to distribute any money obtained for the class.
 
"'It’s not a specific requirement in the current Rule 23' of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Okenfuss said. 'We believe ascertainability should be part of the rule...'"

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