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Money for nothing: SCOTUS could stop class action funds from being steered to non-parties

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 1, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a case that could end cy pres, the practice of steering money in class action settlements to organizations with absolutely no connection to the underlying lawsuit.

Supreme Court case to decide issue of class action funds directed to 'pet causes'

By John Sammon | Oct 26, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 31 will hear arguments in what could become a landmark case to decide whether attorneys in class action lawsuits can send class funds under the cy pres doctrine to the causes of their choosing.

Details, criticism of how class action lawyers charged $75M might be kept from public

By John O'Brien | May 16, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - The public might not get to view the findings of a special master tasked with examining why a $300 million class action settlement included inflated hourly rates and a suspicious $200,000 payment to a public defender who is the brother of one of the lead plaintiffs lawyers.

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