New Cy Pres Scrutiny Complicates Food-Label Settlements

Law360, New York (June 12, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT) -- Judges are increasingly scrutinizing the charities that parties to class action settlements select for cy pres awards — an especially vexing problem in food labeling litigation, where the alleged injury can be difficult to match to a charitable cause, attorneys said at a conference Wednesday.

Charitable donations under the cy pres doctrine have long been an essential piece of deals resolving consumer claims related to food and beverages, three panelists told attendees of a New York City food litigation conference hosted by Perrin Conferences LLC. The...
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