Easysaver Class Deal Approved on Second Look

Aug. 11, 2016, 9:23 PM

A deal worth up to $38 million, resolving alleged automatic enrollment of online consumers in a rewards program, won approval again after the Ninth Circuit ordered a second look (In re Easysaver Rewards Litig., 2016 BL 257398, S.D. Cal., 09-2094, 8/9/16).

An online merchandise credit isn’t the same as a “coupon” that would trigger requirements under the Class Action Fairness Act (28 U.S.C. §1712) for calculating attorneys’ fees, Judge Cynthia Bashant wrote Aug. 9 for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

In class action settlements that include a coupon component,...

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