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House hearing on class actions

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A June 1 House hearing on class actions included testimony from Professor Martin Redish and John Beisner. Both cited the CCAF victory in Nachshin in discussing the problems of cy pres; Beisner also cited CCAF victories in True v. Honda and Sobel v. Hertz in discussing the additional scrutiny given to coupon settlements under the Class Action Fairness Act. Of course, some parties are evading CAFA scrutiny by simply not calling their coupons coupons. Earlier on cy pres. [Legal Newsline; BLT]

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