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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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“Buying Your Peace” in a Class Action Settlement

For defense attorneys negotiating class action settlements, a major consideration is ensuring that their client has indeed “bought its peace”—and won’t be facing follow-on litigation from plaintiffs who may not be bound by the class action settlement.  A recent Ninth

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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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Tech Titans Settle Wage Antitrust Case

As often happens in the vicinity of courthouse steps, the high-profile Silicon Valley hiring antitrust class-action lawsuit has settled, pending court approval. In re: High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation originally pitted five software engineers as representatives of a broad putative class

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