Class action lawsuits are complex, and the complexity doesn't stop once an agreement to settle has been reached. Attorneys for both sides of the action must work to draft settlement documents that will pass stringent court requirements.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California published guidelines for settlement documents online. According to the guidelines, failure to include all necessary information could result in a failure or delay of approval on the settlement. Preliminary approval of a settlement requires information such as details about the settlement and how the settlement will be administered.