Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Brazil v. Dell
The class attorneys in Brazil v. Dell are asking for $6 million for themselves, but it is a claims-made settlement that will almost certainly pay a small fraction of that amount to the class. The parties are attempting to hide that from the court by scheduling the claims deadline after the fairness hearing, but this is where objectors come into play, and the Center has filed an objection on behalf of a class member in advance of the October fairness hearing. The settlement also suffers from several of the self-serving features identified as problematic in Bluetooth.