PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Aug. 16 that he has filed a formal comment with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in support of the agency’s Class Action Fairness Project.
Brnovich also supports the FTC’s pending proposal to conduct a study examining whether consumers properly understand the class action notices that involve them. Brnovich argues that class action notices are a key process in helping consumers understand their rights, and the current system needs improvement.
“Protecting consumers in the class action settlement process continues to be our top priority,” Brnovich said. “Our efforts to date, and the briefs we have filed with bipartisan support, have produced meaningful results for consumers, including improved settlement terms that make sure that consumers get a real benefit from class action settlements that affect their rights.”
Brnovich noted that to create better outcomes for consumers, the agency needs to work to increase consumer involvement.
“It will provide insights into the failings of the current class action notice process and help bolster efforts to reform the process to produce more consumer engagement and better consumer outcomes,” Brnovich said.