News Tag: Cy Pres
January 26, 2021
Cy Pres Awards Continue to Advance Access to Justice Through the CBF
Cy pres awards have played a big part in the CBF’s growth and impact over the years, and this past year was no exception. These awards come from residual funds in class action cases (and sometimes other types of proceedings) that, for any number of reasons, are unclaimed or cannot be distributed to the class […]Tags: Cy Pres read more ...
December 18, 2018
The Battle Over Cy Pres Awards
In settling class actions, there is a recurring practical problem: what to do with undistributed settlement funds? That question has now reached the U.S. Supreme Court, and was the topic of a spirited panel discussion last month hosted by the CBA Class Action Committee and the CBF: The Future of Cy Pres After the Supreme Court: Perspectives from Academia, the Bar, and the Bench.Tags: Advocacy | Courts | Cy Pres read more ...
September 21, 2018
A Match Made in Justice: Cy Pres Awards and Legal Aid
In class action cases (and occasionally in other types of proceedings like bankruptcy and probate matters), it is fairly common that some of the funds ordered to be paid to the class cannot be distributed to all of the class members or go unclaimed. What to do then?
Over the years, cy pres or residual fund […]Tags: Advocacy | CBF 70th Anniversary | Cy Pres | Legal Aid Funding read more ...
March 22, 2016
Recent Cy Pres Award Will Help Advance Access to Justice
The CBF recently received a cy pres award of more than $43,000, the result of residual funds remaining in a class action settlement reached in Murray et al v. Bill Me Later, Inc. In this case in the Northern District of Illinois, McGuire Law, P.C. represented the plaintiff class and Sidley Austin LLP represented the defendant.
While […]Tags: CBF Supporters | Court Help Desks | Courts | Cy Pres read more ...
January 14, 2015
A great way that lawyers and others involved in class action cases can advance access to justice is by directing a cy pres award to the CBF. These awards already have made a tremendous impact in recent years and continue to play an important role in the CBF’s longer term systemic efforts. Special thanks to the following firms that have helped direct cy pres awards to the CBF over the past several months:Tags: CBF Supporters | Cy Pres read more ...
March 4, 2014
Recent Cy Pres Awards Support Continued Innovation in Access to Courts
Cy pres awards have made possible a number of successful court-based projects and other innovative initiatives over the past several years by providing the seed funding and enabling the CBF to provide ongoing support for these efforts. As one notable example, these awards have made it possible for the CBF to launch and help provide the ongoing funding for a growing network of advice desks in the state and federal courts.Tags: CBF Supporters | Court Help Desks | Courts | Cy Pres | Pro Se read more ...