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Cy pres in SCOTUS? Facebook Beacon settlement certiorari petition

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We discussed earlier the surprisingly bad Ninth Circuit split decision affirming a $0 settlement where the only beneficiaries were the attorneys who received double lodestar and a brand new cy pres charity controlled by the defendant. With the able assistance of lawyers who litigated in the Ninth Circuit below and with BakerHostetler's fine Supreme Court practice, the Center for Class Action Fairness filed a petition for certiorari on Friday asking the Supreme Court to resolve the numerous competing strands of cy pres jurisprudence among the appellate courts. A number of reporters have expressed interest, and I'll update this post with that coverage.

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Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
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