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Ninth Circuit Rejects Mini-Wheats Settlement Over Attorneys Fees, Cy Pres Award

By Todd Roberson on 07/17/2012 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: Attorneys Fees, Class Actions

In yesterday's National Law Journal, Amanda Bronstad reports that a federal appeals court has rejected a class action settlement over alleged false advertising of a breakfast cereal, ruling that a plan to contribute some of the payout to charity bore no relation to the case and that the plaintiffs attorneys' fee award was excessively generous.

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