Snub-Hub: Courts Apply More Scrutiny To Class Settlements

Law360, New York (October 2, 2014, 10:16 AM EDT) -- Several recent rulings suggest that courts are applying increased scrutiny to class settlements, and to the parties’ representations that the settlement is the result of good faith negotiation and is fair and adequate for class members. Counsel on both sides would be wise to examine this trend.

A California judge's recent rejection of a $2 million class settlement in Saunders v. StubHub Inc. is just the latest example.[1] San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ernest Goldsmith nixed final approval of a proposed $2 million settlement between StubHub and a putative class of 69,000 customers who claimed that the ticket reseller violated California’s...

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