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Utilizing California Civil Code Section 1542 Waivers in Class Action Settlement Agreements: Helpful or Harmful?

Ascertainability
A significant concern for any lawyer negotiating the settlement of a class action in California state court is crafting a settlement agreement that the court will ultimately approve. Under California law, a judge must approve of any proposed settlement agreement disposing of a class action.[i]  A judge will only approve a class action settlement that … Continue reading this entry

Breaking News

Law360 is reporting this morning that JPMorgan Chase & Co. has settled out of a class action suit brought against it and other credit card companies in the Southern District of New York. The plaintiffs allege, among other things, that credit card companies conspired to mandate arbitration to settle disputes against credit cardholders.… Continue reading this entry