Edelson PC sues serial objectors for racketeering in federal court

Source: Prominent class action firm sues ‘professional objectors’ for racketeering

edelson-pcSo-called professional objectors – lawyers who make a living by objecting to class action settlements in order to extract payoffs from class counsel eager to see their deals go through – are enough of a scourge in the class action process that the advisory committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure has proposed a rule change that would require judges to look harder at payments to objectors and their lawyers. That’s one possible way to scare off abusive serial objectors.

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