Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Richard L. Kellner , Kabeteck Brown & Kellner LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for the plaintiffs-appellees.
Mark D. Litvack , Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for the defendants-appellees.
Theodore H. Frank , Center for Class Action Fairness, Washington, D.C., for the objector-appellant.
Before: BETTY B. FLETCHER and N. RANDY SMITH, Circuit Judges, and JAMES S. GWIN, District Judge.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judge:
The cy pres doctrine allows a court to distribute unclaimed or non-distributable portions of a class action settlement fund to the "next best" class of beneficiaries. See Six (6) Mexican Workers v. Ariz. Citrus Growers, 904 F.2d 1301, 1307-08 (9th Cir.1990). Cy pres distributions must account for the nature of the plaintiffs' lawsuit, the objectives of the underlying...
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