Class action roundup

by Walter Olson on May 13, 2013

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1 LTMG 05.13.13 at 1:26 pm

Regarding the Ford Explorer class action suit, is there any barrier to a judge requiring that an independent agency keep track of used coupons, then that agency remitting a percentage of the value of the used coupons to the plaintiff’s attorneys? The award to the attorneys is thus contingent upon consumers actually using coupons. I can see to changed behaviors arising if this takes place. First, no awards involving coupons for consumers. Second, attorneys or their representatives energetically encouraging consumers to use their coupons. The latter would put plaintiffs’ attorneys in the unusual position of advocating greater revenues for the defendant, and could well be a conflict of interest.

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