PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Feb. 26 that he is leading a bipartisan coalition of 19 state attorneys general in urging a federal district court in New Jersey to reject a proposed class action settlement in the WTSO.com (Wines ‘Til Sold Out) case.
The proposed settlement in the case involves victimized consumers receiving a coupon that comes with highly restrictive clauses while the attorneys earn $1.7 million. Brnovich filed a legal brief in the case, his ninth legal brief regarding class action settlements he deems unfair.
“As attorney general, I am focused on making sure consumers are fairly compensated in class action lawsuits," Brnovich said in a statement. “Settlements focused on diverting money to special interests must be vigorously opposed. We will continue to file legal briefs opposing unfair class action settlements as long as lawyers continue to profit off of the backs of consumers."
Joining Brnovich in the coalition are the attorneys general of Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.