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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