The Private Advertising Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association will present a free teleseminar on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Pacific (12:30 Eastern) called "Shaking the Class Action Settlement Tree: Cy Pres Distributions in the Wake of Dennis v. Kellogg."
This is the seminar description:
On September 4, 2012, in Dennis v. Kellogg Co., 2012 WL 3800230 (9th Cir. Sept. 4, 2012), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reissued its July 2012 opinion striking down a consumer class action settlement solely on the basis of a faulty cy pres distribution provision. Among other things, the court found that the cy pres distribution of Kellogg product to "unspecified charities involved in feeding the indigent" did not bear a sufficient nexus to the claims in the false advertising action to support a class settlement. The panel of experts will discuss the Dennis decision and others, and offer their insights into the future of class settlements containing cy pres provisions.
- Aaron Blynn,Genovese Joblove & Battista P.A.
- Alexis Amezcua, Morrison Foerster
- Don Beshada, Beshada Farnese LLP
- Lee Peeler, Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, Council of Better Business Bureaus
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