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Florida Supreme Court Refuses to Approve Amendment to Class Action Rule to Encourage Cy Pres Distribution of Residual Settlement Funds

Cy pres distribution of residual settlement funds has come under increased scrutiny in recent years. Perhaps for this reason, the Florida Supreme Court on May 16, 2019, refused to approve an amendment to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.220, the state class action rule, that would have encouraged settling parties to distribute residual funds to The Florida Bar Foundation or another nonprofit legal services organization. The court, however, declined to provide any reasoning for its decision.

In re Amendments to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.220, No. SC18-1176 (Fla. May 16, 2019)

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Matthew Allen Class Action Antitrust Litigator
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Matt Allen has particular emphasis in class action and antitrust litigation, having litigated dozens of class actions last year alone. More broadly, his area of practice is complex litigation, including antitrust law, deceptive trade practice law, insurance litigation, appellate law, and general business disputes.

Matt is board certified by The Florida Bar in Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law.

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