Possibly foreshadowing the Supreme Court’s decision on a petition for certiorari we recently chronicled here, last Monday the Court declined to review two separate appeals (Tingle v. Perdue and Mandan v. Perdue) of a substantial cy pres settlement award. The award is part of a 1999 settlement resolving a class action filed in the District of D.C.… More
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Cy Pres: Benevolent Solution or Lever for Collusion?
When does a charitable contribution pique the interest of state consumer protection watchdogs? When the contribution comes at the expense of a compensatory payment to consumers. That is precisely the scenario prompting attorneys general from sixteen states to join in an amicus brief supporting a petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court. At issue is whether the Supreme Court should accept a case that would enable it to provide guidance on when,… More