Despite Plans To Police Class Actions, DOJ Targets Only 2

Law360 (February 7, 2019, 6:57 PM EST) -- A year after the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would increase its scrutiny of class action settlements and intervene when the deals failed to provide consumers with real relief, the feds have gotten involved in just two cases.

In one, the DOJ filed an amicus brief before the Sixth Circuit this week that criticized a settlement reached in an Ohio class action brought by consumers against appliance maker Tristar. And in February 2018, the government filed a statement of interest after a tentative settlement was reached with an online wine retailer, saying the deal, which was later scuttled, provided limited...

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