Nos. 12-1165, 12-1166, 12-1167.

708 F.3d 163 (2013)

In re BABY PRODUCTS ANTITRUST LITIGATION. Kevin Young, Appellant (No. 12-1165). Clark Hampe, Appellant (No. 12-1166). Allison Lederer, Appellant (No. 12-1167).

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Opinion filed: February 19, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Christopher M. Arfaa, Esquire , Littleton Joyce Ughetta Park & Kelly, Radnor, PA, Theodore H. Frank, Esquire , (Argued), Center for Class Action Fairness, Washington, DC, Daniel Greenberg, Esquire , Little Rock, AK, for Appellant Kevin Young.

Christopher A. Bandas, Esquire , Bandas Law Firm, Corpus Christie, TX, for Appellant Clark Hampe.

James H. Price, Esquire , Lacy, Price & Wagner, Knoxville, TN, for Appellant Allison Lederer.

Theodore B. Bell, Esquire , Mary Jane E. Fait, Esquire , Wolf, Haldenstein, Adler, Freeman & Herz, Chicago, IL, Steve W. Berman, Esquire , George W. Sampson, Esquire , Anthony D. Shapiro, Esquire , Ivy A. Tabbara, Esquire , Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, Seattle, WA, Thomas H. Burt, Esquire , Fred T. Isquith, Esquire , Wolf, Haldenstein, Adler, Freeman & Herz, New York, NY, William G. Caldes, Esquire , Eugene A. Spector, Esquire , (Argued), Jeffrey L. Spector, Esquire , Spector, Roseman, Kodroff & Willis, Philadelphia, PA, Elizabeth A. Fegan, Esquire , Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, Oak Park, IL, for Appellee Carol M. McDonough.

Harry H. Rimm, Esquire , Mark L. Weyman, Esquire , (Argued), Reed Smith, New York, NY, Melissa I. Rubenstein, Esquire , Reed Smith, Philadelphia, PA, for Appellees Toys R Us Inc., Babies R Us Inc., Toys R Us Delaware Inc.

Neil E. McDonell, Esquire , Dorsey & Whitney, New York, NY, for Appellee Baby Bjorn AB.

Alexander Maltas, Esquire , Marguerite M. Sullivan, Esquire , Edward M. Williamson, Esquire , Margaret M. Zwisler, Esquire , Latham & Watkins, Washington, DC, Samuel W. Silver, Esquire , Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, Philadelphia, PA, for Appellee Britax Child Safety Inc.

Michael J. Hahn, Esquire , Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland, NJ, for Appellee Kids Line Inc.

Carolyn H. Feeney, Esquire , George G. Gordon, Esquire , Joseph A. Tate, Esquire , Dechert, Philadelphia, PA, for Appellee Medela Inc.

Kendall Millard, Esquire , Barnes & Thornburg, Indianapolis, IN, for Appellee Peg Perego USA Inc.

David R. Martin, Esquire , Atlanta, GA, Isaac J. Mitrani, Esquire , Mitrani Rynor & Adamsky, Miami, FL, for Appellee Regal Lager Inc.

Before AMBRO, GREENAWAY, JR., and O'MALLEY, Circuit Judges.


AMBRO, Circuit Judge.

We address for the first time the use of cy pres distributions in class action settlements.1 "The term `cy pres' is derived from the Norman French expression cy pres comme possible, which means `as near as possible.'" Democratic Cent. Comm. v. Washington Metro. Area Transit Comm'n, 84 F.3d 451, 455 n. 1 (D.C.Cir.1996).


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