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Actived: Wednesday Mar 3, 2021
Settlement Properly Approved in Class Action Over Amount
2015 Decision. At issue before the Ninth Circuit was whether the vouchers constituted “coupons” within the meaning of the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”), as interpreted in the Ninth Circuit’s 2015 decision in In re Online DVD-Rental Antitrust Litigation.. Coupon settlements had come into disfavor based on attorney fees on class actions having been based on the total face value of
Attorney Will Garner Lucre, Not Gift Cards, as Recompense
The pay-off to the attorney and client in the unusual mode of purchasing power at the defendants’ stores was ordered on Jan. 16 by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brett Klein. The jurist was obviously skeptical that the class—customers of Windsor Square Fashions who were, contrary to statute, asked by sales clerks for their address
C.A. Affirms Denial of Attorney Fees to Out-of-State Counsel
The coupons provided a discount of $5 on purchases under $50, $10 on purchases of $50 to $75, and $15 on purchases of over $75. Dick’s agreed to give notice by posting a sign in each California store, posting a notice on its website, and creating a special website related to the settlement.
Court Says New Cafeteria Will Produce Needed Revenue
The planned menu boats an “extensive” 20-ft salad bar, high-protein and vegetarian offerings, fresh fruit bowls, yogurt parfaits, and “grab-and-go” deli sandwiches, she says. Diners can get a complete meal for under seven dollars, and repeat customers can take advantage of “buy 10 get one free” coupons for extra savings, Patino says.
Lawyer to Receive Private Attorney General Fees in Form of
In an order signed Friday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brett Klein likewise provided that Fineman will be paid off in the form of such cards: “12,500 ten-dollar Windsor Fashions gift cards.” The lawyer is to get 3,500 of those cards by next Monday and 750 of them on the third day of each month through January of next year.