February 29, 2016 Articles

Helpful Class Settlement Guidance from Two Recent Circuit Opinions

A minority of courts have created a "public policy" exception to Article III standing

By J. Trumon Phillips

Two recent opinions issued by panels for the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits approved class settlements and provide helpful guidance on crafting class settlement agreements likely to withstand objection. In Greco v. Ginn Dev. Co., LLC, an Eleventh Circuit panel considered the objections of lone objector Christopher Greco to class settlement with all purchasers of real estate in one of the defendants’ developments. 14-11443, 2015 WL 7755673 (11th Cir. 2015).

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