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 January 3, 2018  Breaches, Business, Court

More on challenges to cy pres settlements.

Wendy Davis reports:

A prominent critic of class-action settlements is asking the Supreme Court to decide whether Google should have been allowed to settle a privacy lawsuit by donating more than $5 million to nonprofits.

Theodore Frank, an activist who founded the Class Action Fairness Center, argues that the settlement should not have been approved because it doesn’t compensate Google users.

A “class action settlement that awards absent class members no relief at all in exchange for their claims — no money, no alteration of the defendant’s allegedly injurious conduct, not even coupons — is not ‘fair, reasonable, and adequate’ by any measure,” Frank’s lawyers argue this week in a petition asking the Supreme Court to review the settlement.

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