Gary M. Pappas

Gary M. Pappas

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Cy Pres Standard Dispute Settled With Reasonable Approximation

The District Court for the Southern District of New York recently addressed whether the “next best” or “reasonable approximation” standard should apply when the court evaluates proposed cy pres designations in class action...more

9/8/2016 - Charitable Organizations Citigroup Class Action Cy Pres Funds Financial Markets Financial Sector Securities Securities Fraud Securities Litigation Settlement Shareholders

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… uh oh… a Super Lien!

Liability insurers have always gnashed teeth over the dreaded “super lien” – aka a lien asserted by Medicare for treatment expenses where the patient is reimbursed through a settlement obtained in personal injury litigation....more

8/29/2016 - Humana Insurance Industry Liability Insurance Liens Medical Reimbursement Medicare Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) Medicare Secondary Payer Act Private Right of Action Settlement Slip and Fall

Sweet Ending for Plaintiffs in Food Labeling Class Action Against Ghirardelli

A California district court certified a Rule 23(b)(3) food labeling class action against chocolatier Ghirardelli and approved a proposed settlement. The genesis of Plaintiffs’ claim is that defendant mislabeled its “White...more

3/13/2015 - Class Action Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Settlement

Florida Offers Of Judgment: Trending Toward A Less Onerous "Good Faith" Standard

Florida trial courts have the discretion to disallow an award of attorney’s fees to a litigant that prevails on an offer of judgment, aka proposal for settlement, if the court determines the offer was not “made in good...more

4/29/2014 - Attorney's Fees Good Faith Settlement Trial Court Orders

Florida Medicaid Liens After Wos

The 2013 Florida legislature wasted no time responding to the March 20 Supreme Court opinion in Wos v. E.M.A., 568 U.S. __ (2013)....more

7/3/2013 - Healthcare Liens Medicaid SCOTUS Settlement

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