Class Action Reform: HB 1603 (2009).
Defines who can be a member of a class and
Defines who can be a member of a class and set a procedure for the court to determine class attorneys and fees to be paid. Allows the court to appoint an independent attorney to represent the class in any dispute over attorneys fees. Provides that in coupon settlements, the attorney shall receive fee in coupons.
This isn’t just about legal technicalities; it’s about New Yorkers’ livelihoods and ability to make ends meet.
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