Famous Dave's Booze Tax Settlement Gets Rejected

Law360, New York (March 7, 2013, 8:11 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge rejected a proposed settlement Thursday between Famous Dave's of America Inc. and a class of consumers who claim the barbecue chain's Philadelphia restaurants charged them excessive taxes on alcoholic beverages, saying the deal did not compensate class members.

U.S. District Judge Mary A. McLaughlin said the proposed $57,500 settlement fund was not fair, reasonable or adequate for class members because all of the money would be distributed to charities under the cy pres provisions in the deal and was separate from a...
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Case Title

JOHNSON v. FAMOUS DAVE'S OF AMERICA, INC. et al


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2:12-cv-00344

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Pennsylvania Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Property: Fraud or Truth-In-Lending

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MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN

Date Filed

January 22, 2012

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