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Ballard Spahr Legal Alert: Pampers Consumer Class Action Settlement Reversed on Appeal

By Burt M. Rublin and Jenny N. Perkins, Ballard Spahr LLP In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit vacated a class action settlement approval and certification of a settlement class that treated the named plaintiffs far more favorably than the other class members. Those class...

Seventh Circuit Chides Plaintiffs’ Lawyers for Selling Out Class Members, Shedding “Crocodile Tears” in Class Action Settlement

In most settlement negotiations, it is taken for granted that the parties’ self-interest will lead them to advocate aggressively for their positions and against their opponents. After all, every dollar that the plaintiff obtains is one more dollar that the defendant must give up. But in settlement...