High Court Won't Hear Challenge To Cy Pres Mechanism

Law360 (June 24, 2019, 10:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to an arrangement that steered leftover class action settlement funds to universities instead of class members, after remanding a similar "cy pres" privacy deal in March on standing issues.

The high court denied objector Brian Perryman and counsel Ted Frank's request for the justices to review roughly $3 million in cy pres payments included as part of a settlement resolving claims that Provide Commerce Inc., the parent company of websites that sell chocolates, flowers and other items, duped consumers into signing up for an online membership rewards program. 

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4360 Other Personal Injury

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February 15, 2019

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