- Marvelous exposition by Judge Alsup about factors to consider in evaluating a class action settlement. If all judges were this conscientious, I'd have to shut down the Center for Class Action Fairness for lack of cases. [Trask]
- Pittsburgh FACTA suit settled for sandwiches and cy pres. Dworken & Bernstein—particularly bad cy pres offenders—gets cash that almost certainly outstrips the relief to the class. [Post-Gazette; Hoxha v. Primanti Bros. Restaurant Corp., No. 10-355 (W.D. Pa.) (h/t J.B.)]
- Seventh Circuit rejects attempt to sidestep Rule 23(b)(3) in breach-of-contract class action. [Jackson]
- Add Chic-Fil-A to the list of vendors that sells coffee that can cause third-degree burns, and another data point about how trial lawyers lie about the McDonald's coffee case. [Abnormal Use]
- West Virginia needs an intermediate appeals court. [Charleston Daily Mail]
- House considers Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny ("REINS") Act. [Claeys testimony]
- Josh Blackman discusses the "Ted Frank rule." [Blackman]
Around the web, March 10
- Prospective injunctive relief class actions and McNair v. Synapse Group Inc.
- Apple iPhone 4 bumper class action settlement
- Third Circuit argument in Dewey v. Volkswagen
- Dewey v. Volkswagen oral argument tomorrow
- How much is the Bluetooth settlement injunction worth?
- CCAF Seventh Circuit briefing on derivative shareholder suit standards
- Day v. Persels & Associates
- Bad typography evidence of bad faith?
- Stella Liebeck anniversary
- Suffolk County DA slush fund?
- Update on California foreign policy efforts
- Apple class actions
- Cobell v. Salazar oral argument in DC Circuit
- Hot coffee can cause burns at home, too
- Herzfeld & Rubin, Volkswagen, and Stockholm Syndrome
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