You may recall that in 2015, the “Dieselgate” scandal broke out concerning Volkswagen’s cars fitted with a device that could detect when they were being tested and cheat its emissions test results in the US. You may also remember that Volkswagen reached a settlement of $14.7 billion, still one of the largest settlements on record.
As you know, a class action lawsuit, to this extent, can be time-consuming and challenging, especially if done manually. Why? Class action cases are complicated from a case management standpoint because they require an exponentially larger amount of administration, research, communication, and legal work than a single personal injury lawsuit. The process includes everything, from scheduling and holding depositions, managing a massive amount of discovery, finding members and getting them to respond to ads, to having them complete the qualification and signing procedures.
Also, gathering and managing discovery from plaintiffs to create a compelling case can be laborious. It can be arduous to notify all individuals who are part of the class action once the lawsuit is certified. Likewise, all claimants must also be informed if there’s already a verdict or settlement.
The myriad of details and duties can be made simpler, more efficient and accessible firmwide by leveraging digital solutions to replace manual processes that are costly, time consuming, and lead to mistakes.
Manage Caseload Efficiently with a Streamlined Case Management Solution
By investing in case management software, lawyers can expedite the management of a tremendous amount of paperwork and reports without compromising security, streamline information sharing, and automate timekeeping and scheduling.
Clarra is a legal case management software solution for complex litigation that offers a wide range of tools for this purpose. It is easy to use for small and mid-sized law firms but scalable enough to handle complex litigation. Its key features include the following:
Matters. Clarra makes it easy to manage high-volume or complex matters and track all documents, events, contacts, and time, and expenses.
Mail Log. Clarra allows you to easily keep track of all your correspondence, documents, and mail—both incoming and outgoing—and locate specific information and files quickly.
Events. Clarra is quick and easy to use for tracking important appointments, deadlines, and tasks across the firm. In addition, it is simple to set up two-way sync up with your existing Outlook calendar.
Docketing. Taking advantage of Clarra’s integration with CalendarRules, attorneys, paralegals, and docketers will save hours with this intuitive tool that calculates court rules and key triggers to accurately populate users’ calendars with a few keystrokes.
Contacts. By using Clarra, you can effortlessly organize your contacts and link them to cases, events, deadlines, documents, and more.
Timekeeping. With Clarra, you can easily keep track of the time, billing rates, and resources used for each matter, regardless of whether or not they were billed to a client.
Reporting. You can easily keep an eye on trends and data across your cases with Clarra. You can also use your report design logic or our built-in SQL report generator.
All of Clarra’s features come together to lessen the load of work that comes with helping the firm’s clients through a class action, lessening the burden on firm members and increasing their productivity and output. If you want to learn more about how Clarra can help you efficiently manage your class action lawsuit caseloads, contact us today!