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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 29 Mar 2019

March 29, 2019 SCOTUS punts in cy pres-only class settlement case, remanding on Spokeo standing issue

As we predicted in a January 2019 post [Cy pres-only class settlements - anticipated Supreme Court decision may never come to pass], the United…
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McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 18 Jan 2019

Cy-près Distributions: Uses and Controversies

Cy-près distributions disburse settlement funds or damages awards to charities or other public interest organizations in circumstances where it is…
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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 4 Jan 2019

Cy pres-only class settlements - anticipated Supreme Court decision may never come to pass

On April 30, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in a Ninth Circuit case approving a cy pres-only class action settlement. As we reported in a…
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Mayer Brown | USA | 2 Jan 2019

Northern District of Califonria adopts guidance for class action settlements

On November 1, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California published updated procedural guidance for class action…
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Hausfeld LLP | USA | 30 Nov 2018

The Supreme Court Appears Ready to Permit 100% Cy Pres Awards in Class Actions Under Very Limited Circumstances*

The cy pres class action doctrine takes its name from the French term “cy pres comme possible” or “as near as possible.”…
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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 19 Nov 2018

Sunset for Cy Pres, or Standing in Cyber-Privacy Litigation - Take Your Pick

We’ve always hated the concept of cy pres class action settlements. A cy pres distribution is an admission that, even without opposition, the…
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Faruki PLL | USA | 5 Nov 2018

Cy Pres Settlements of Class Actions; SCOTUS Entertains a Witch’s Cauldron of Rule 23 Quandaries on Halloween: Frank v. Gaos

All Hallow’s Eve proved a fitting date for oral argument in the Supreme Court of the United States in Frank v. Gaos, (S. Ct. No. 17-961), a case…
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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 10 May 2018

U.S. Supreme Court puts class action doubleheader on the calendar - cy pres awards and class arbitration

On April 30, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in two class action cases, on issues involving cy pres awards and class arbitration. Both cases…
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Jenner & Block LLP | USA | 4 May 2018

Supreme Court to Examine Cy Pres Remedy in Google Privacy Case

The case, , No. 17-961, involves a pre-certification settlement of a class action against Google for alleged violations of the federal Stored…
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Jenner & Block LLP | USA | 4 May 2018

Supreme Court to Examine Cy Pres Remedy in Google Privacy Case

Last month, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to review a decision of the Ninth Circuit approving an $8.5 million class action settlement in which…
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