HOME MEMBERSHIP CALENDAR JUDICIAL COUNCIL 

FORMS KNOW YOUR 

JUDGES DAILY 

EBRIEFS LA LAWYER




    For Attorneys
    For the Public
    About Us
    Jobs
    LA County
    Bar Foundation
    Law Students
    My Account


LACBA on Facebook.
LACBA on Twitter.
LACBA on LinkedIn.



 

Los Angeles Lawyer
The Magazine of the Los Angeles County Bar Association


 
 

July/August 2008     MCLE Test and Answer Sheet

Test No. 172: Confirmation Class

 
 

Instructions for Obtaining MCLE Credit

The Los Angeles County Bar Association certifies that this activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1 hour. To apply for credit, please follow the instructions.

1. Study the CLE article.

2. Answer the test questions by marking the appropriate boxes. Each question has only one answer.

3. Photocopies of this answer sheet may be submitted; however, this form should not be enlarged or reduced. Mail the answer sheet and the $15 testing fee ($20 for non-LACBA members) to:

Los Angeles Lawyer
MCLE Test
P.O. Box 55020
Los Angeles, CA 90055 

Make checks payable to Los Angeles Lawyer.

4. You can also fill in the test form and submit it directly to LACBA by clicking "Submit." To submit your test answers online you will need to pay by credit card. After submitting your answers you will be presented with a screen requesting payment information. This information will be submitted in a secure mode which will allow you to safely transmit your credit card number over the Internet. If you prefer not to pay by credit card, please print this answer sheet and submit your responses by regular mail.

5. Within six weeks, Los Angeles Lawyer will return your test with the correct answers, a rationale for the correct answers, and a certificate verifying the CLE credit you earned through this self-assessment activity.

6. For future reference, please retain the CLE test materials returned to you.

 
 Test Sheet
 
 

Mark your answers to the test by clicking next to your choice.  All questions must be answered.  Each question has only one answer. This test is worth 1 hour of credit.*

1. The trial court has limited discretion to determine whether a class action settlement is fair.
 True.
 False.

2. California courts favor settlement.
 True.
 False.

3. The only factor used by courts to determine if a presumption of fairness exists in a class action settlement is whether the settlement was reached through arms-length negotiation.
 True.
 False.

4. California law provides for mandatory fee awards when fee statutes are involved.
 True.
 False.

5. Reversion of excess funds to a defendant is prohibited only in those cases in which the parties have not made other provisions for those funds.
 True.
 False.

6. After the court preliminarily approves a class action settlement, notice to the class generally is required.
 True.
 False.

7. Court rules prohibit sending notice of a settlement of a class action via the Internet.
 True.
 False.

8. Class representatives have veto power over an otherwise fair settlement.
 True.
 False.

9. Class representatives are not entitled to awards of compensation for the services they provide during litigation.
 True.
 False.

10. If a class member is not named as an official class representative, he or she is not entitled to an incentive award even if the class member was active and critical.
 True.
 False.

11. Claims that are not certified may be released as long as there is adequate representation and an opportunity to exclude, known as the opt-out provision.
 True.
 False.

12. The parties to a settlement have no standing to object at a final approval hearing.
 True.
 False.

13. Current trends reveal that class action objectors usually are well-meaning class members who just want to do the right thing.
 True.
 False.

14. A class member who files a request for exclusion from the settlement has standing to object to its terms.
 True.
 False.

15. At a final fairness hearing, the trial court must independently analyze the recommendations of the litigants to ensure that the best interests of the class members are protected.
 True.
 False.

16. In assessing the settlement proposal, the court should look to its individual component parts rather than the settlement as a whole.
 True.
 False.

17. The final class action judgment must include a provision for the trial court to retain jurisdiction of the parties to enforce the terms of the settlement.
 True.
 False.

18. The final rulings of a class action will be binding on all absent class members and therefore preclude reconsideration in another forum.
 True.
 False.

19. In federal court, unnamed class members must formally intervene in the action to have standing to appeal.
 True.
 False.

20. No authority suggests that class notice should be couched in plain and easily understood language.
 True.
 False.

Address and Billing

After submitting your answers you will be asked to enter your name, address, and payment information on the next screen. Once you have submitted the current form, you will be switched to a secure mode which will allow you to safely transmit your credit card number over the Internet.

If you do not wish to complete this transaction over the Internet you should print this page and send it to the address listed in Step 3 of the instructions at the top of this page.


 
Before clicking the Submit button, please verify that all questions have been answered. An error message will appear if not all questions are answered.

* The Los Angeles County Bar Association has been approved as a continuing legal education provider of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. This self-assessment activity will qualify for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one hour.

 


 
  
 

Copyright 2008, Los Angeles Lawyermagazine. All Rights Reserved.

 

   
Los Angeles Lawyer
 
 
 
 
       
   
General Information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
   
 
 
 
Online MCLE
 
 
 
 
Plus: Earn MCLE Credit