A Rare Challenge to a Class Action Settlement . . . From a Named Plaintiff

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One of the named class plaintiffs in the high-tech employee antitrust case has filed an objection to the proposed class settlement.  The plaintiff, Mr. Michael Devine, analogized the approximately $300 million settlement (worth approximately 10% of alleged damages) to a “shoplifter . . . caught on video stealing a $400 iPad from the Apple Store” and a resulting settlement of $40, with the shoplifter keeping the iPad and making no admission of wrongdoing.

Objections by named plaintiffs are quite rare — though a single objection, even by a named plaintiff, is unlikely to carry the day.

The New York Times has the details here.

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