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Department of Justice Files Amicus Brief Opposing Unfair Class Action Coupon Settlement

Feb 05, 2019 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

The Department of Justice filed an amicus brief today with the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit opposing a class action settlement that would provide consumers coupons worth only part of the price of a new pressure cooker, while awarding class counsel millions of dollars in attorneys fees and costs.

Plaintiffs in the case, Chapman et al. v. Tristar Products, Inc., alleged that a pressure cooker sold by Tristar Products contained a defect that could cause hot liquid to erupt out of th...