In class action lawsuits, a fund is created if there is a payment of damages to class members. After class members’ claims are paid, there often is an amount remaining. Under the doctrine of cy pres, judges and class counsel can recommend that residual funds be distributed to the next best use, which often means directing the remaining monies to help fund legal service programs.
To learn more about Cy Pres Awards and how to name Legal Aid as a recipient contact Melisa Malone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954.736.2470.
Thank You to the Following Attorneys Who Have Helped Secure CY Pres Monies for Legal Aid:
Steven Jaffe | Seth Lehrman | Jordan Lewis | Jeffrey Liggio | Bret Lusskin | Robert Murphy | Scott Owens | Yechezkel Rodal | Steven Simmons | Geoff Stahl | Seth Wieder | Donald Yarbrough