Notice to the Bar and the Public: 

Procedural Guidance for Class Action Settlements and Standing Order for All Judges Revised

A new version of the Court’s Procedural Guidance for Class Action Settlements went into effect on November 1, 2018. 

⇒ View Procedural Guidance for Class Action Settlements

In addition, the Standing Order For All Judges Of The Northern District Of California has been revised to require counsel in class actions to include in Joint Case Management Statements “whether all attorneys of record for the parties have reviewed the Procedural Guidance for Class Action Settlements.”

 ⇒ View Standing Order For All Judges Of The Northern District Of California 

The Court thanks the Northern District of California Civil Rules & Practice Committee, the FBA Ad Hoc Committee, Professor Joshua Davis (University of San Francisco), Professor Sam Issacharoff (New York University), Professor Brian Fitzpatrick (Vanderbilt University), and Professor William Rubenstein (Harvard University) for providing comments and observations on the revisions.