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When Does a Defendant Have Standing to Challenge an Attorney Fee Award?

The class action has settled.  There is a possibility that a portion of the settlement fund, if otherwise unclaimed, will ultimately revert to the defendant.  Does this possibility give the defendant standing to object to class counsel’s fee award? According

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Judge Posner’s Scathing Critique of a Proposed Coupon Settlement

The topic of potential self-dealing in class action settlements has been written about extensively.  While class counsel may be fully aligned with the class in seeking to maximize the settlement, their interests diverge sharply when it comes to determining the

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A Settlement That Gave Plaintiffs a Second Bite at the Apple

A class action settlement that allows the compensated plaintiffs to sue the defendant a second time for the same loss.  A settlement fund from which the defendant is permitted to compensate itself for settling such “second lawsuits.”  Hard to imagine? 

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Update: Third Circuit Sends Mixed Messages on Class Action Settlements

An update to Jeff Weil and Jillian Thornton’s post on Third Circuit opinions regarding approval of class action settlements recently appeared in The Legal Intelligencer and can be found here. About The Author

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