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Use Caution: Cy Pres Settlements

While we generally believe that in appropriate circumstances a settlement which provides only cy pres relief can be approved as fair, reasonable and adequate, there is no doubt that this mechanism is ...
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No Consideration, No Settlement?

Numerous courts have wrestled with the propriety of "unmanifested defect" class actions, generally finding that no cause of action exists for a plaintiff who has not yet been injured. But what about ...
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No Injury, No Settlement?

Courts rarely deny motions for preliminary approval of a settlement. Yet Judge Koh of the Northern District of California recently did so in Standiford v. Palm, Inc. , No. 09-CV-05719-LHK, a case ...
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