The proposed class-action settlement against Persels & Associates, law firm that allegedly ripped off consumer debt clients: $0 for the class, $305,000 for the lawyers and their lead plaintiff client, and $100,000 of cy pres to a charity of dubious relationship to the lawsuit. [Tampa Bay Times via ABAJ]
One looks forward to the lawsuit against the law firm that proposes such a settlement, thus ripping off these people a second time. Public Citizen objected, but mysteriously failed to cite to Bluetooth; I'm hurt. Yesterday, Magistrate Judge Thomas Wilson approved the settlement and fee request in full in an error-ridden decision. The case is Day v. Persels & Associates, No. 8:10-cv-02463-TGW (M.D. Fla.).