In re Trans Union Corp. Privacy Litig.
- Case Date: 8/22/2008
- Project Name: Reining in the Plaintiffs' Bar
On August 22, 2008, WLF filed formal objections in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of a class member opposing a proposed class action settlement that would award up to $18.7 million to class action attorneys, but where approximately 190 million class members will likely receive no money. Instead, class members who know about the suit and file a claim will receive up to nine months of a credit monitoring service from Trans Union. WLF urged the Court to reject the settlement as inadequate and to slash the attorney's fee request. WLF objected to the settlement and fees, particularly in light of the fact that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had already sued Trans Union for the violations, and thus, this is a classic piggy-back class action case filed by opportunistic trial lawyers seeking windfall fees.
|Hearing on September 10, 2008.|
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