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Rankin and Haine Update Class Actions Chapter in Illinois Attorney Handbook

HeplerBroom attorney Jason Rankin HeplerBroom attorney Thomas Haine
Jason Rankin Thomas Haine

Jason Rankin and Thomas Haine have co-authored an update to a chapter in the 2020 Class Actions Handbook published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. The chapter, entitled “Providing Notice of a Class Action,” discusses various issues relating to class notice, including the acceptable methods of giving notice, the notice itself, and the cost of giving notice.

Rankin, a partner in the firm’s Edwardsville office, focuses his practice on trials involving complex litigation, including class action and pharmaceutical litigation. He has been rated an AV Preeminent Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Illinois Leading Lawyers, and Illinois Super Lawyers.

Haine, an associate in the firm’s Edwardsville office, also focuses on complex litigation, including class actions and appellate work. Prior to joining HeplerBroom, he was a military prosecutor for the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. In 2019 he was a recipient of the W. Oliver Rasch Award from the Missouri Bar Foundation.

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