Settlement Issues May Force 9th Circ. Rethink Of Hyundai Kia
Law360 (June 29, 2018, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Consumer class action settlements are hitting snags after the Ninth Circuit ruled in January that courts must weigh whether varying state consumer protection laws were thoroughly considered in nationwide deals, signaling that the federal appeals court may revisit the controversial ruling, attorneys say.
Wary of being faulted for failing to scrutinize a settlement class to the same degree as a litigation class in light of the Ninth Circuit’s Hyundai Kia ruling, several district court judges have sidelined or have only conditionally approved nationwide settlements in several recent class actions. These include a $32.5 million deal that Uber Technologies Inc. reached in...
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